Earth (The Invasion Trilogy #1)
Earth is being invaded. There was no warning and no time to stage any kind of defence. Instead countries started to go silent. They were no longer reachable and no one knew what was happening. So when Canada went dark; everyone knew America would be next.
My name is Matilda, but everyone calls me Mattie. I was at college in Oregon when the attack began. By the time Canada went quiet, we’d had enough. So two of my friends and I decided to join the fight in Vancouver and find out what was really happening. That is when everything changed. What we found was death, destruction and machines that were slaughtering humans. There would be no escape for us; no place to go where the machines couldn’t reach us. I had no future, but then I met him.
My name is Marduke and I’m part of the reason Earth is being invaded. I’m from a different planet and even though I look human, I’m not. But when Earth was invaded, I began running from my family and running for my life. Then she saved me. She made me feel something I’d never felt before. She saved my life and opened my heart to the possibility of love, she changed me forever.
What are the chances of finding your true love right when the world is ending? What kind of cruel fate places them together under those circumstances? What is she supposed to do when he tells her he is not from Earth? When she finds out that he is one of the invaders?
What does she do when she finds out everything she thought she knew was wrong?
What does he do when he has to make a choice between protecting her and saving himself?
How can they overcome everything standing in their way?
Professionally edited by C&D Editing
NA Science –Fiction Romance
Approx 86,000 words
Recommended for readers 17+ due to adult situations, violence and occasional swearing.
Australian English used throughout story.
Wow!!! What a story!! I am completely blown away! Earth is the first book I’ve read from this author and it certainly won’t be my last. Now, I’m really not into sci fi books but I decided to give this book a shot. And I’m so happy that I did.
What I really loved about the story was the context of words used to describe the atmosphere and environment. The descriptions and details were on point in such a way that I felt like I was there, in the story, experiencing it as a character. The second things I loved was the intensity! From the very first page I was hooked. I even liked the “outsider POV”. I thought that was a cool & interesting way to perceive the story. Very original idea from the author.
I really enjoyed the relationships between the characters as well. The character development was well done and didn’t leave too much or too little. The reader is able to dissect each character and form a bond with them. I really liked Mattie. She is a strong, intelligent woman who never gave up. Marduke is a great hero. He is loyal, caring, sensitive, but yet strong and firm. I loved how both Mattie and Marduke cared for one another and I could feel their connection.
I also liked the story between Lisa and Hank and hope to read more of their story in the next books. Strangely, I also like Marduke’s brother, Ival. Overall, this was a great story. The plot was original and the intense action sequences were amazing. So many times I felt I was watching a movie. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book. Great job to to the author. I will definitely come back for more!