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on December 3, 2011
This is an excellent tale of the invasion of earth. It's not what you expect at all. Its bad enough to get invaded, but here you get invaded by several alien races, their indigenous deadly creatures, and it all appears to be orchestrated by yet other higher beings. Nasties with ray guns are the least of your worries when there are bus sized critters looking to eat something, and people are now near the bottom of the food chain. Humanity is on the brink, and one man has been given 3 gifts to try and pull it back from the abyss.
I've read the 4 available books in the last 3 days. The 5th, with luck, will come out Feb 2012.
Book1 is the heroes background, the crash of humanity, awakening.
Book2 is getting things under control standing their ground, taking ground back, love, and sacrifice.
Book3 is about power, impossible dilemma's, political backstabbing.
Book4 is power, politics, collaborators, betrayal, revenge, and the larger picture.
The first 3 books are primarily action orientated. The story is consistently moving forward with new discoveries and characters that are fully developed people, people you care about. The 4th book was more political and spent too much time showing how conniving and corrupt they were. I knew that already and didn't care. Fortunately, you can quickly skip all that nonsense and miss nothing. In the end it was all worth it as the conclusion was way better than I expected, and it had me grinning from ear to ear. Book 5 cant come soon enough, where's the pre-order button?
Very well written dialog, exceptional detail, vivid imagery. Occasional typo, margins sometimes wonder, but the story is so engrossing you're not likely to be bothered by any of it.