Friday, 1 November 2013

Sci-fi fun for anyone!

The Conquest - Jennifer Ridyard/John Connolly
Available Now - New this month!

A brilliant and complex Sci-fi that will have you on the edge of your seat!

Set in Scotland after the strangely sedate take over of our planet by an alien contingent where they arrived and hovered over us for a matter of weeks as they just sat and watched as our carefully constructed society crumbled in the face of possible invasion. Then as everything fell into chaos they dealt Earth a final (and come to think of it, first) blow, cutting of the power and disabling the internet. Amazing what mass-hysteria can do huh? So now Earth is governed by the Illyri, an alien race not too dissimilar from our own and it is from their perspective strangely that the bulk of the story is told. 

What I loved most was the continual evolution in the plot, just when you think you have it all figured out the story reveals another interesting and relevant tangent, not merely a distraction but a further plot point introduced and explained perfectly with a delicate balance of information, tone and suspense... to give you more detail would give too much away, so I will just say its action, adventure, intrigue and a dash of romance all wrapped up in one pleasing package and I cant wait to see what surprises book 2 will no doubt bring!

Which do you prefer? Ours is the one on the left...

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