Fear the Sky - they are coming for our planet...

  • Posted on: 10 April 2020
  • By: Lore

Fear the Sky Book CoverI knew this was an alien invasion book going in but it turned out not to be exactly what I was expecting. Aliens coming for our planet is pretty cliché at this point so I was expecting the typical large invasion force to show up and start kicking our asses right from the start; however, that isn't what happened. Instead it turns out that these invaders have studied humanity well enough from afar to know that if they just showed up and attacked us we would ikely nuke the planet to hell in the ensuing war and they would be left with nothing. They want a habitable planet so they need to deal with us first. Hence they launch a covert operation that arrives eleven years ahead of their full fleet, which is already on it's way, with the intent of either disarming our nuclear capability, or if that plans falls through then just wiping us out with a deadly virus. Either way they have the technology to pull it off as long as they remain undetected...

The 8 alien agents arrive on Earth in artificial bodies designed to look like humans and they each assume a role in one of the countries with nuclear capability. Each agent hopes to advance fast enough to be in a position to take control of that country's nuclear arsenal in some form before the invasion fleet arrives, but if that plan falls through then they have 4 stealth satellites hidden in orbit, each capable of delivering a viral payload that should wipe out most of humanity. All seems to be going to plan for the aliens except for one US scientist who noticed something odd about the meteor crashes that occurred on the day of their arrival. His investigation sets off a game of cat and mouse between the alien agents and the few humans who suspect something is up and you get to experience the story from both the alien and human perspectives.

Although it is not what I was expecting, I did eventually get settled into the story and found it to be a rather enjoyable one. Couple that with the fact the invading aliens aren't as one dimensional as you would think and I found that it moved along at a quick pace and left me wanting more. This is a 3 book series in total and I am definitely moving on to book two. For the audiobook version R. C. Bray does his usual excellent job and his talent once again makes the story even better.