Humanity isn't all they left behind.
Two years later, the world lives in fragile peace. But a clandestine search has begun...and a clock has started ticking.
Two years after first contact, Astral forces have established their fragile kingdom around the globe. Motherships occupy the cities. Shuttles patrol the lawless outlands. The pacifist class of Astrals known as Titans assist humans in running their alien empire while bloodthirsty Reptar peacekeepers ensure that order is kept. And unseen in the ships above, a third class of visitor calls the shots - the unseen Divinity, worshipped and feared by citizens in equal measure.
Meyer Dempsey sits on his plinth as Viceroy of Heaven's Veil, on the old site of Vail, Colorado. As with other Viceroys in the eight other world capitals, humanity's remains revere Meyer almost as a god. But below the surface, both colonies and outlands have begun to crumble with unrest.
Until now the rebellion has been quiet. Now desperation bubbles as they learn the Astrals have begun digging for an ancient device buried beneath the glowing blue Apex at Heaven's Veil.
But twin truths of the forthcoming alien war (or a possible alien apocalypse) have dawned at Benjamin Bannister's facility in Moab, sending plans into action: The Astrals have lost what they hoped to uncover.
And humanity's only chance is to find it first.
©2015 Sean Platt; 2015 Johnny B. Truant (P)2016 Podium Publishing
No idea. I didn't read the print version. It's much better than Contact though.
Trevor. His balls are finally dropping.
Anytime something bad happened to Rog.
No. It was entertaining.
The book mentions aliens and religion in context to the story of aliens, panspermia, and history. It's science fiction. That this other reviewer is "tapping out" because the book correlates, very loosely, aliens and religion is a joke. That aliens could have had some relation to religion is impossible to avoid in any book that has aliens. Any book that has aliens will have some impact on religious beliefs. If that offends you, don't read science fiction or fantasy.
It is not a religious book at all....not even remotely so. If you like the series so far, continue. This book is much better than Contact in that the aliens are here and are in control.
Sci-fi, aliens are here (!), great character development, what else could you ask for?! You'll hate when you have to hit the pause button!! Ray Porter is an awesome narrator, one of my favorites!
Still waiting on The Beam Season 3, what's up with that Audible?
I've been writing software for over twenty years. Most of the books in my collection are science fiction or computer related materials.
The series, thus far, is well done and keeps me wanting more. Unfortunately I don't see Book 4 available on Audible which is annoying as I am left hanging with no conclusion to the story in sight.
This book and the next in the series are totally pointless and only designed to milk more money out of what could have been a great two series of books. Lost all interest and will not waste my money on the next book.
I thought it was ok. In all honesty I wish the series was better. I seem to have long zone out times, I like Ray porter an all. I may finish the series when the last book is released. I'll figure that out when it's released.
The story was quickly pushed forward in moments very far between. This is the 3rd in the series, and as the others, it does not hold on its own. I wanted to read the next one, not because it is good but for it to actually be somewhat of a complete story. Instead it seems manipulated to make you need the next one, hoping for any reasonable satisfaction. Too much time spent on characters familiarity who had too little to do with the story. This adds up to a story stretched and then periodically condensed in order to actually have something of matter, happen. For me it lacks a natural rythmn and seems planned and mechanically geared to sales over substance. As usual, Ray Porter was great. I like the story, I just don't feel it is well handled. Kudos again to Ray Porter, he made it worth listening to. I feel like saying, please appeal to me as an author I want to read because you write great stories really well, rather than make me feel I have to buy the next book because I am left not knowing anything.
"Does not turn to religion"
the book as quite a slow tempo much like the previous two ..once again it is more about internal politics then alien invasion..but please note the review pointing out religon as a main focus point is very misleading..there is all most no talk of religion only a few parts in the contest of how some religious fundamentalists view an alien invasion and religion does not play a role in this series of books ..but dont expect much of aliens either
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