Monday, January 16, 2017

Return to Earth by Aithal (The Galaxy Series, #2)

Return To Earth
by Aithal

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Galaxy Series - Book 2
Publisher: Season Ball; 1 edition (January 20, 2017)
Publication Date: January 20, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction
Print Length: 172 pages
Available from: Amazon

After their shuttle meeting with an accident and accidentally landing on a strange planet, the three astronauts return to Earth with the help of the aliens. However, they end up returning in the wrong time—in the future.

What they experience truly shocks them. They return to a time when separation, division, and hatred rules. Indeed, they return to Earth. But is it really home? What has happened to their beloved planet? And what has happened to their country, the most powerful nation on Earth? Is it still the most powerful country on Earth? Whose doing is it?

In a place where a human sees and treats a fellow human defines his existence. In a time when survival is the most important thing, the human spirit of endurance and sharing shows how life can be when things become dire.
In this second book of The Galaxy Series, join the adventures of the three astronauts and an alien on Earth. Take an emotional rollercoaster ride as they travel through America, see what they see and ask yourself—‘is this what I want to leave my next generation?'

  Return to Earth by Aithal (The Galaxy Series, #2

Return To Earth (The Galaxy Series #2)
What started as a mission in search of another inhabitable planet, three astronauts from Earth crash onto a planet where they discover they are not alone in sucking the life out of a planet. Now, it is time to return to Earth, but something goes awry and they are thrust into a future Earth that is all but dead, its resources depleted by the human population, both through greed and necessity.

What they discover is a nightmare of the worst magnitude. Earth has become even more brutal, hateful and mistrusting and people are separated by fear, ignorance and status. NASA is no more, The United States is no more, it has been shredded into little fiefdoms where power is king and brutality is a way of life as survival becomes a dog eat dog world for the meager resources left.
Will they be able to get back to their own time and warn the world of what they have seen?

Aithal once again brings awareness to the problems Earth has faced for centuries and has created his version of where we are headed and what will become of the planet we call home. Hence, the astronauts ever venturing into space. RETURN TO EARTH is every bit as riveting and filled with all of the imagination of book one and the dire straits Earth is in. A quick reading tale that is filled with both hope and despair, adventure and aliens working with humans, it is a far more sophisticated work than those tales of little green monsters.

I applaud Aithal’s ability to weave the protection or rape of our resources into his tale, particularly as it has been going on almost unchecked for centuries. I read to be entertained, to travel in my mind where I cannot go with my body, to experience incredible things and places from the minds of talented authors. What Aithal has also done is to follow in the worn tracks of other authors using their work as a political platform barely veiling their words in the fiction they write. I have to say, I was ripped out of this fabulous tale by Aithal’s words, where, instead of using current events as a jumping board into furthering his story, he gives a vitriolic rant that went on a little too long and a little too far. It isn’t a matter of if I agree or not, it is that it destroyed an otherwise fascinating tale for me.

That said, I would never say do NOT read this, because it would be your loss to miss out on this author’s talent.

I received an ARC edition from Aithal in exchange for my honest review.

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