This is a First Contact story set in America and we meet a small group of people who, in a very short time, have their whole existence overturned. They are individuals who each have a lot of baggage and carry history and sometimes tragedy of their own, even before they see the three massive ships in the air above them and find out what they are capable of. This is just the first of a trilogy and I don't want to spoil it with too much detail but it involves this group in a road trip. One is a small boy with his grandfather and his pet dog and he features in the exciting climax of book one.
I loved the writing, the atmosphere of helplessness and the dogged determination of Jim, the lawman, to uphold the law he believes in, even when it appears pointless to others. There are a few loose ends to be tied up and they augur well for the sequels. The interplay between the characters was enough to keep the tension racked up and the end was exciting enough to increase my heart-rate for a couple of pages. I thought it was excellent.
Really enjoyed this first in a trilogy, easy to get into and follow with plenty of action and suspense.
You quickly feel an affinity with the various characters and for me at least was a real 'page turner'.
Looking forward to reading the sequels!
ARRIVAL is the first part of the From The Sky trilogy. Part 2 - JOURNEY, and Part 3 - NEVADA, are scheduled for release late-2014, early-2015.
Part 2 - JOURNEY
Cold and afraid under the California winter.
Join the survivors as they embark on a journey across California.
6 men, 1 woman, 2 children, and 1 black Labrador.
Can they escape the giant UFOs? Who can be trusted? Who will betray? And the crazy man…the killer…is he watching?
Who holds the key to their survival, and what is the secret they hold so close?
Walk with them through what’s left of California. Share their fears, share their triumphs.
Be ready for the revelation, the realization of where they’re headed, and a final act that will blow your mind.
Part 3 - NEVADA
Fear and sadness overwhelm the few that are left.
And doubt grows strong in their minds.
A messenger appears to lead them to their destiny.
Who is the strange Professor?
And what does he know about where they must go?
What they must do.
Will the aliens get what they want?
Will life and Earth ever be normal again?