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
the Storey dragged a great deal more than the previous ones and seem to lack the Punch that they had before. I thought the characters started to become a bit silly and the plot seem to wonder too much. overall I was quite disappointed.
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
"GIVE US THE REST!!"
We want the rest of the series on Audible. Please bring us the rest.
"It doesn't turn toward religion."
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.
Love it. Meyer rocks! Although Piper has become annoying, the story carries on well.
"Did not maintain interest"
Lost interest in the story. This would have been better if it had been kept to a three part series.
"Whatever these guys write - I'm in!"
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?
the book throws out some serious twists that make it a compelling read. worth every penny!
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.
"Not as good as the first and second books"
I breathed in the first and second books. In my opinion, the third book was much more difficult to follow and started to drag along, regardless of whether things were happening in the story or not. I bought the 3rd and 4th books after I completed the 2nd, but to be honest, I am not anxious to listen to the 4th book, because I am not into the story as much as I was in the first two books.
"Great story but..."
It's a great story, but I powered through this one only to find out there's yet another in the series. This series should have been 2 books max. I don't know if I'll get the last one or two or however many are still remaining as I've lost interest because it's dragging out. Great narrator, good story just wished it was over already.
"Best of the series so far!"
I was apprehensive of this series to begin with. It certainly told the story in a unconventional way. But each book in the series had pulled me in further. I am truly excited to get started on book 4.
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