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A massive sphere appears near Earth, defying all attempts to communicate or understand its purpose. Power outages plague key cities and military bases, causing wide spread panic and chaos. Only the Space Agency seems to have a grasp on the situation but with all their combined resources, they’re baffled.

Captain Warren Miller races to join his colleagues in the Agency headquarters, hoping to convince his superiors to launch their latest space craft, the battle cruiser Leviathan, which may be able to defy this intruder. In the absence of communication, he hopes a little intimidation might bring about a conversation.

But then smaller objects descend upon the Earth, grabbing up people from all over the globe. Captain Miller never makes it back to base, forcing the Agency to scramble for a response. With the weight of an expectant world beating down on them and the alien threat looming above, they have no choice but to engage the enemy or simply witness history in the making.

Public Domain (P)2020 Whoami Publishing

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interesting plot and great acting

Really impressive plot with the second/main character. Can't wait to start the second book. Great title

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  • Kronosei
  • 20-07-20

Solid premise. Good world building so far.

Good intro to a mostly solid scifi world. One nitpick: sonics in space? That snatched me right out of the story immersion.

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  • Pendragon's Folly
  • 25-05-20

Slow start, but improves

I struggled to get into the story at the beginning. It improves as it goes. I am not sold on the interest on human "essence". That seems off genre for the rest of the book - bordering on fantasy. I enjoyed it enough that I will continue the series. The narration was good.

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  • Michael Morse
  • 11-03-20

Poor performance

struggled to get passed the first chapter because of the dull monotone of the narrator. I've read the book before and the story itself is good if you can manage the narrator.