Post-alien invasion Belfast. Earth has been defeated. Pity the locals aren't listening. Teenager John Dray will do whatever he must to survive. When he's offered desperately needed food in exchange for dispersing a mysterious compound over the city, he takes the job. The compound turns out to be lethal to the alien invaders and John is charged with xenocide. He's sent to Inish Carraig, a forbidding prison, where he discovers a conspiracy that threatens Earth and everyone he loves. He has to unveil the plot. He just has to get out of prison first.
©2016 Jo Zebedee (P)2016 Tickety Boo Press Ltd
This is one amazing story, it seriously never let up once... which is proven by the time being 4:45am and my eyes looking like I've been infected with some weird Zombie virus. Soooo night people and don't forget, you really have to read/listen to this book. Yawn
Great wee novel to come out of Northern Ireland. Character driven, but not at all lacking in plot. Full of suspense as the story builds. Took me a little while to get used to the narrator, but he got really into it and was great at bringing something different to each voice. You never got confused about who was saying which bit.
"Not your typical alien invasion novel"
This isn’t your typical alien invasion novel. The conquest of Earth has already occurred, and mankind is doing what it can to survive—well most of mankind. The factions within the military, politicians and police, have their own agendas, some with the interest of the average citizen just trying to get by, and others far more selfish.
This is set to the story of young John, struggling to survive, getting caught up on a genocidal conspiracy, and doing what he can to protect those he loves while trying to survive being hunted and imprisonment. All the while he strives to unravel the mystery of what happened to him and his friend Taz, and what might happen to humanity.
So, while there aren’t massive battles with soldiers battling waves of aliens or beleaguered armies withering under alien attacks (that’s already happened), there is plenty of action and intrigue to keep a reader’s (listener’s) interest.
With that said, the narrator did an excellent job bringing the story to life, moving it up a notch.
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