Conquest Earth (Tarizon Trilogy #3)
The third and final volume of the Tarizon Trilogy. Previous volumes were Tarizon: The Liberator and Tarizon: Civil War. When a teenager discovers his father is working on a secret government project with aliens from the planet Tarizon, the project is compromised and Peter Turner must accept exile or be killed. Volume 1 chronicles Peter Turners abduction and discovery that he is perceived to be the long awaited "Liberator" who is destined to save the planet from the despot, Videl Lai. Volume 2 chronicles the long Civil War between the Purists and the Loyalists led by Peter Turner, now called Leek Lanzia.

Conquest Earth (Tarizon Trilogy #3) Details

TitleConquest Earth (Tarizon Trilogy #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 1st, 2010
PublisherTop Publications
ISBN-139781929976652
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy

Conquest Earth (Tarizon Trilogy #3) Review

  • AH
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. The book arrived with the first two volumes in MP3 form. This review is based on the third book.A few things bothered me about this book. First of all, the font kept changing. I have never seen that before. The book is set in a very small type then suddenly it reverts to a larger and more comfortable type. Then back to small type. A little distracting for the reader.I had difficulty staying interested in the story. I found that there were a lot of charact I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. The book arrived with the first two volumes in MP3 form. This review is based on the third book.A few things bothered me about this book. First of all, the font kept changing. I have never seen that before. The book is set in a very small type then suddenly it reverts to a larger and more comfortable type. Then back to small type. A little distracting for the reader.I had difficulty staying interested in the story. I found that there were a lot of characters with weird names to keep track of. I wasn't sure who the good guys were or the bad guys. There was a lot going on and it was a little confusing.
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  • Jennifer-Eve Workman
    January 1, 1970
    I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.Although I never read the first two books in the series, I was still able to catch up on the story line. I will say though that some parts needed a bit more explaining that I'm sure was already explained in the first book. So there were a few parts that were hard to figure out what was meant. But all in all it was pretty easy to follow. Even though I am not usually a fan of sci-fi future-esc outer space type of books, I really enjoyed this one. T I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.Although I never read the first two books in the series, I was still able to catch up on the story line. I will say though that some parts needed a bit more explaining that I'm sure was already explained in the first book. So there were a few parts that were hard to figure out what was meant. But all in all it was pretty easy to follow. Even though I am not usually a fan of sci-fi future-esc outer space type of books, I really enjoyed this one. The author, William Manchee, kind of went outside the box of the normal alien life, and made a really interesting premise. This book starts after a civil war and the reconstruction has begun on the planet Tarizon. Leek Lanzia, previously known as Peter Turner on his home planet Earth, is called back into duty when it becomes clear that the Purists, who are holding out on a moon orbiting Tarizon, decide to fly to Earth and conquer it, allowing them to recoup and re-attack Tarizon. Leek and the Chancellor have to find a way to beat them to Earth and warn them of the impending attack. They must find a way to beat the Purists once and for all keeping Earth and Tarizon safe.Not a bad read. I think it might be helpful to read the first two books in the series first though!
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  • Nancy Steinle gummel
    January 1, 1970
    Conquest Earth by William Manchee is typical alien versus human science fiction. This book does not disappoint. Manchee delivers with kudos. Though this is book 3 of a trilogy, it's a brilliant read by itself. You easily pick up the thread. The characters are real, true to life and the alien mutants are interestingly described. The story starts with the end of civil war on Tarizon. The Purists are defeated. There are still marauding bands striking fear in the populous. Chancellor Lorin sets up a Conquest Earth by William Manchee is typical alien versus human science fiction. This book does not disappoint. Manchee delivers with kudos. Though this is book 3 of a trilogy, it's a brilliant read by itself. You easily pick up the thread. The characters are real, true to life and the alien mutants are interestingly described. The story starts with the end of civil war on Tarizon. The Purists are defeated. There are still marauding bands striking fear in the populous. Chancellor Lorin sets up a detail to handle them. The she turns towards space. The Purist control the fleet of battleships on the moon Clarion. They plan to attack earth and take over the world governments. They starting with the United States. They have agents planted in the various goverment offices. The hope of Tarixon is that Leek Lanzia, the former earthling known as Peter can convince the CIA that the attack is eminent. Will they arrive in time, will the Purist plans be thwarted. How can they destroy the battleships. Read on and discover. This is a first reads win and I have given an honest opinion.
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  • Sarah Pantoja
    January 1, 1970
    This was the only book of the trilogy that I read, and some of the problems that I have with the book may be a result of this. It was not a book that could stand alone without the rest of the trilogy. However, my biggest problem with the book was that it really needed a proofreader. There was a typo on the dust jacket, and throughout the book there was another typo at least every five to ten pages. Also, the font size changed every so often with no discernible reason. I found these very distract This was the only book of the trilogy that I read, and some of the problems that I have with the book may be a result of this. It was not a book that could stand alone without the rest of the trilogy. However, my biggest problem with the book was that it really needed a proofreader. There was a typo on the dust jacket, and throughout the book there was another typo at least every five to ten pages. Also, the font size changed every so often with no discernible reason. I found these very distracting. As far as the story goes, I had trouble figuring out what was going on. The relationship between characters was never really explained until about halfway through, and I was never able to figure out why the Tarizonians wanted to attack Earth. It was also difficult to follow because the story wasn't told in order. It jumped around a lot. I assume this was done to get prospective from different characters, but even so, it could have been done a little more chronologically. There were also some different measurements of time and distance that were never explained. I can only guess that a loon is similar to a minute, etc. I also didn't really like that one of the minor characters in the beginning was named Captain Morgan. Can anyone really take a character with that name seriously?
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  • Omnipotent Dystopian Now
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a hot mess! It was published in 2010, and I'm wondering if the author prematurely had a bunch of copies printed before it was thoroughly checked for errors; meaning he's sitting on a stack of them and wants to give them away versus taking them to the landfill. There are numerous formatting issues throughout this book: font changes (in the middle of a page!), missing and improper comma and punctuation usage, inconsistent sentence indentations, misused words, and there are even spelli This book is a hot mess! It was published in 2010, and I'm wondering if the author prematurely had a bunch of copies printed before it was thoroughly checked for errors; meaning he's sitting on a stack of them and wants to give them away versus taking them to the landfill. There are numerous formatting issues throughout this book: font changes (in the middle of a page!), missing and improper comma and punctuation usage, inconsistent sentence indentations, misused words, and there are even spelling errors on the jacket! Sweet Jesus, it's the first thing readers see!I might be willing to overlook these issues had this been an ARC, or even an indie author's first, recently published book. But I found it very difficult to pay any attention to the story with these constant distractions.
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  • Dan Braun
    January 1, 1970
    First of all,I really enjoyed the story. I received it as Goodreads give away, That is about all that I can say good about it.The editing left much to be desired. In many places there were errors e.g. "Can you see them? Yes I have a good FEW of them." The word "recognizance" was repeated used instead of the correct word "reconnaissance". e.g. "aerial recognizance"??????????The book is printed in a small font, every now and then there will be a page or two in a larger font.
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  • Teechbiz
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not a big fan of the Science Fiction genre but this book may have just changed my mind. I simply loved it.
  • Janelle Dazzlepants
    January 1, 1970
    If you liked The Liberator and hated Civil War like I did, you'll be relieved to find out that Conquest Earth is along the same lines as the first instalment. Although the book has a war and military focus like Civil War, it's not the same boring strategies and raids - you get epic space battles that I know I felt were lacking in the series. I feel like each book in the trilogy could easily be in its own genre(s). The Liberator was sci-fi, YA and fantasy; Civil War was a boring military strategi If you liked The Liberator and hated Civil War like I did, you'll be relieved to find out that Conquest Earth is along the same lines as the first instalment. Although the book has a war and military focus like Civil War, it's not the same boring strategies and raids - you get epic space battles that I know I felt were lacking in the series. I feel like each book in the trilogy could easily be in its own genre(s). The Liberator was sci-fi, YA and fantasy; Civil War was a boring military strategist novel; and Conquest Earth is more along the lines of a space opera. And I love me a good space opera. Conquest Earth reads like a movie, with each chapter lending itself wonderfully to being a scene or two in a film. The way the chronology changes and the story switches to a certain character's perspective of an event were great. I have one criticism though: there isn't anything to denote that you're jumping back in time several hours to another character's perspective, and it confused me for a couple of paragraphs. I think the story would work more effectively in this regard if there were something as simple as "1 Hour Earlier" or "Tam" at the start of the chapter/paragraph. On that note, I wish the author had switched to Evohn's perspective for the destruction of Videl's Revenge! It was cool switching back and forth between Purist and Loyalist perspectives during each battle, and I felt gypped that I didn't get to see the end of the Purist movement from their perspective! It would've been interesting to see Evohn's rage and desperation right before the cruiser was destroyed. I liked the way that the author brought the battle to Earth, and managed to make it somewhat apparent to the population without being like "OMG THERE ARE ALIENS". The people knew there was something wrong with Kulchz and his soldiers blocking Congress, and they saw the battle between the attack cruisers in outer space, but there was no big revelation of aliens walking among us - nor was it completely swept under the rug. It was just this utterly weird sequence of events that they'd come to understand at a later date with the help of the broadcast from Threebeard. Speaking of Threebeard, I can't help but feel he was a bit of a deus ex machina. Actually, there were just a lot of deus ex machina moments in the text. When Leek thought Lucinda had died, Threebeard was all like "LOL JK she's alive", and when Red was thought to have perished we find out that Threebeard had arranged for Red's fighter to make him appear dead, so he could save the day when the Loyalists had lost their plasma cannons. I feel like the technology was used all too often as a deus ex machina plot device, with the author just being like "omg our fighters now have this capability that we've never mentioned before, it will totally help us win!!11!!!shiftone!"I always wanted the Loyalists to win, but as I stated in my previous review I wanted them to earn it. Toward the end I was like "oh sweet, they have no plasma cannons - how are they going to make it out of here alive?" but then Red was magically there and they conveniently won. Sure, they lost Earth's Destiny and Tam, but I don't think this turn of events was dealt with as effectively as it could have been. Tam was a major character in all three books, and his death was just an afterthought. If the author had written in his perspective before his ship was destroyed (as well as Evohn's!) it could have been really devastating and sad. Even Peter was kind of like "Oh he's dead? Bummer" and it was just swept under the rug. If the author had really reiterated what an awful loss and sacrifice this had been, I wouldn't have felt the battle was such a convenient win for the Loyalists. I'm a bit bummed that nothing happened between Leek and Lorin in the end. When I found out in Civil War that Lucinda was "dead" I was stoked and thought Lorin and Leek would get together soon, but then Threebeard foiled my plans. Then I wondered if Lucinda would be killed off in Conquest Earth and Lorin and Leek would raise Tokin together, but that didn't happen either. The Lorin/Leek chemistry was just forgotten, and Leek got his happily ever after with his boring mate and baby. It reminds me of X-Men: The Last Stand where they spent so much time building up the BobbyxKitty tension, but then nothing happened and Bobby went back to Rogue. Not impressed!It seems like all the mates in the Tarizon trilogy were utterly boring and useless though, not just Lucinda. Tehra was boring (though not as boring as Lucinda), and Lora did nothing either. I can't remember them ever expressing interest in music, food or what-not, and even though the author would repeatedly note that the couples 'kissed passionately' or 'made love' there was little to no chemistry there. I think the author needs to work a bit more on creating personalities for these women, because he did a great job in creating Lorin Boskie.And on a completely random note, I *love* that the prophecy was actually the creation of Threebeard! It reminds me of how in Harry Potter, Neville and Harry were both candidates to fulfill the prophecy, and Voldemort had to make a choice about which it was. I always wondered what would have happened if he'd gone to destroy Neville - would Neville have just died, or could he have easily been The Boy Who Lived. It just reminded me of how utterly normal Peter Turner was, and what the Tarizon books would've been like if somebody else had been named the Liberator. Overall: Though there is a lot of room for improvement I quite enjoyed Conquest Earth and the Tarizon trilogy. It was cool how the genres changed between books, and it was a light and entertaining sci-fi read. I feel like Civil War was the redheaded stepchild and I really hated it, but I enjoyed The Liberator and Conquest Earth, and would recommend the series overall for entertainment value. The author has many improvements they could make, particularly with their female characters, and I'm interested to see how they progress. Disclaimer: I received this series free through Goodreads as part of the First Reads program. Getting it for free doesn't affect my opinion - just go read my review of Civil War if you don't believe me :P
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  • Maxine Mathew
    January 1, 1970
    I got this book via a Goodreads giveaway and it is one of the few science- fiction books I have ever read.Against all adversities Leek Lanzai has managed to lead the Loyalist to a victory by defeating the TGA and killing the tyrannical Videl Lai, and also restoring the Supreme Mandate. After all this, Leek thought that he might get a well-deserved break to spend some time with his family. But when the Intergalactic Fleet refuses to surrender Leek is called to commander one the few earth shuttles I got this book via a Goodreads giveaway and it is one of the few science- fiction books I have ever read.Against all adversities Leek Lanzai has managed to lead the Loyalist to a victory by defeating the TGA and killing the tyrannical Videl Lai, and also restoring the Supreme Mandate. After all this, Leek thought that he might get a well-deserved break to spend some time with his family. But when the Intergalactic Fleet refuses to surrender Leek is called to commander one the few earth shuttles to warn the earth authorities of the Purists’ plan to conquer the earth. . To worsen the matter Evohn Cystrom, the adopted son of Videl Lai, manages to rescue Rupra Bruda, recognised as the father of the Purists movement. The Intergalactic Fleet lead by the Purists is far more powerful and the odds of defeating them are very bleak. But Leek is determined to overthrow the purists’ plan.Even though I haven’t read the first two parts of the book I could easily distinguish the natures of various characters. But the author fails to make the characters come alive for the reader because of which they sadly fail to connect with the readers. The main protagonist of the book, Leek Lanzai or Peter Turner has been shown to be as a true leader. He is strong in character and bravely faces all the challenges thrown to him. He has been shown to be deeply caring for his family and friends, and doesn’t want any of his family members to get hurt. In most books featuring war or any kind of fight, the characters are shown to be cold and fearless, nothing seems to daunt them even death is taken as a light matter. But this book has realistic characters. Though the Loyalist fighters are all shown to be brave but there were moments in the book in which some of the leaders feared to face death, panicked and even grieved for the loss of a friend. Even the negative characters of the books are realistic. The mad thirst to gain power and to go to any extent to enforce their belief on others have been excellently depicted in the book. Like many other books I found the antagonist, Evohn Cystrom, more captivating than any of the positive characters. The adopted son of Videl Lai, he wants to see his father’s plans to succeed and he himself wants to gain more power even if it means killing someone mercilessly. The reader can’t help but hate Evohn but his cold, cruel and ruthless character still seems alluring. He is one of the most well-defined characters of the book.The book is well written. But for someone who hasn’t read the first two parts of the books, the story may seem confusing at first but as they read on they eventually start understanding the plot and the characters. Like at first you may not know how much time a loon or a kyloon means but as you read on you will eventually understand. The story starts out at the right pace but gets a little rushed up at the end which could leave the readers a bit confused and disappointed. Also, the ending is a bit disappointing and bland. Even after all this it has a good story which is not too complicated which even a first time reader of a modern science-fiction can understand. The topics raised in the book successfully connect to the readers. It is an action packed and an engaging book which would keep the reader wanting for more.Overall: The book is an exciting and action packed book which can keep the reader sticking to it. However as I mentioned, there are parts that fall short of expectations.Recommended? I would recommend this book to all young-adults and adults. The people who love science-fiction would love this book as it has all the things required for an exciting sci-fi – aliens, mutants, war, action, advanced technology etc.
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  • Carrie Kilgore
    January 1, 1970
    This is same author who wrote "Deadly Distractions," a legal thriller, which I enjoyed (I gave it 4 stars in my review). In my opinion, he should stick to that genre and either forget sci fi or educate himself further. For some reason, the writing itself is nowhere near as good in this book. Perhaps he lost a good editor or decided to give us his first draft. (I see he's got both a 2010 and a 2012 edition out; I think I've got the 2010 edition.)This book is aimed at YA, many of whom may be indis This is same author who wrote "Deadly Distractions," a legal thriller, which I enjoyed (I gave it 4 stars in my review). In my opinion, he should stick to that genre and either forget sci fi or educate himself further. For some reason, the writing itself is nowhere near as good in this book. Perhaps he lost a good editor or decided to give us his first draft. (I see he's got both a 2010 and a 2012 edition out; I think I've got the 2010 edition.)This book is aimed at YA, many of whom may be indiscriminating enough to enjoy parts of the story. The writing is clunky, people are unforgivably dumb, physics go crazy, and the military is unprofessional and unrealistic. I couldn't resist reading parts aloud to my husband (a military historian) to share laughter--unfortunately, the humor is unintentional. Internal consistency is lacking. But if you like bad sci fi movies, you might enjoy this, despite having to wade through often tedious dialog and repetitions of several scenes.Don't fear... this is an alternate Earth, where marines continue standing at their posts after the president is kidnapped instead of being instantly questioned, and nobody thinks to watch surveillance films for a bit. Congress is dreadfully slow calling an emergency session and everyone forgets what they did during the anthrax scare--obviously can't meet if somebody takes over the building, right? Our hero is what? a military genius? Not in this book. And what are seafolken doing with the Purists? Just couldn't resist the scene of them fishing? C'mon... BTW, the "flashy-thingy" was fine in "Men in Black," but that was a comedy, dude.I received this book for free through Goodreads.
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  • Uriah
    January 1, 1970
    I won a first reads copy of the audio version. Part of my review is based on the story and part on the fact that it was an audio version.The Story:Because this is the third book in a trilogy and I had not read the other two, there was a steep learning curve at th begining of the story. The Author did a good job of (eventually) explaing relationships between several of the characters. There were some parts though where it would have been helpful to give a little more background if this were to st I won a first reads copy of the audio version. Part of my review is based on the story and part on the fact that it was an audio version.The Story:Because this is the third book in a trilogy and I had not read the other two, there was a steep learning curve at th begining of the story. The Author did a good job of (eventually) explaing relationships between several of the characters. There were some parts though where it would have been helpful to give a little more background if this were to stand as an independant novel. The plot itself was interesting and not entirely predictable. There were two issues in the story telling that diminished my enjoyment. First, some of the dialogue felt very juvenile and didn't reflect the person that I felt had been portrayed to that point. It seemed to break up the flow of the story. Second, there were a lot of "Flashback" chapters to cover an event from another person's point of view. While this can be interesting and indeed was critical for one part of the storyline, I felt like it was being overused. Overall, I enjoyed this story and wouldn't mind reading the first two in the series but I probably won't read/listen to this one again.The Audio:The narrator for this book did an excellent job of changing voices and giving some expression to the book. He made the Hero's voice pretty whiny, which grated on me, but the range of expression between characters was varied if somewhat more subdued on lesser characters.
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  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    I won a copy of the first book in this trilogy as a part of the Goodreads FirstReads program, and foolishly bought the rest of the trilogy before reading the first one. Had I read it first, I never would have spent actual money on this. But having already thrown said money away, I felt compelled to actually complete the trilogy so I could at least say that I did. This third volume was far better than the other two, though, so if you managed to read those you shouldn't hesitate the finish the rid I won a copy of the first book in this trilogy as a part of the Goodreads FirstReads program, and foolishly bought the rest of the trilogy before reading the first one. Had I read it first, I never would have spent actual money on this. But having already thrown said money away, I felt compelled to actually complete the trilogy so I could at least say that I did. This third volume was far better than the other two, though, so if you managed to read those you shouldn't hesitate the finish the ride.Leek Lanzia/Peter Turner has managed to defeat the evil Purists on Tarizon, but they have retreated to their base on Tarizon's moon where the Loyalists cannot reach them and are planning to invade Earth. Can Peter and his friends stop them? You have to read on to find out.Quality-wise this is at least better than its precursors. There are still some strange typos/formatting errors (in my hardcover, anyway), and the ending is once again pretty anticlimactic, but I will admit to enjoying the book.
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  • Wayne Reinagel
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, in exchange for a fair and honest review. First, let me acknowledge that, yes, there are a few editing problems and the font changing sizes is slightly annoying. And that Conquest Earth is a typical alien versus human science fiction. Once you get beyond that, however, I really enjoyed the characters and the different alien invaders. It took a little time to get to the story, since this is the final book of the Tarizon trilogy, but now that I’ve finished I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, in exchange for a fair and honest review. First, let me acknowledge that, yes, there are a few editing problems and the font changing sizes is slightly annoying. And that Conquest Earth is a typical alien versus human science fiction. Once you get beyond that, however, I really enjoyed the characters and the different alien invaders. It took a little time to get to the story, since this is the final book of the Tarizon trilogy, but now that I’ve finished it, I think I'll hunt down the first two volumes. It has everything you want in an action-packed sci-fi thriller; aliens, mutants, distant planets, war and more. This fun novel is perfect for a younger audience and I believe many adult science fiction fans will also like it. It was well-written and fast-paced. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi like I do!I want to wish William Manchee much luck with this intriguing and entertaining sci-fi thriller novel.
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  • George
    January 1, 1970
    After reading Tarizon: The Civil War, Vol 2, which I won on the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY, I had to get Vol 1 & 3. I purchased this one from Amazon.com. I managed to purchase vol 1 fron eBay.I have completed Vols 1-The Liberator, 2-Cival War & 3-Conquest Earth of the Tarizon Trilogy. Magnificent novels. William Manchee, I commend you! These books were terrific, kept me glued to the book. Found it very difficult to put it down once I got started in it. Much to my pleasure, I see you have written After reading Tarizon: The Civil War, Vol 2, which I won on the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY, I had to get Vol 1 & 3. I purchased this one from Amazon.com. I managed to purchase vol 1 fron eBay.I have completed Vols 1-The Liberator, 2-Cival War & 3-Conquest Earth of the Tarizon Trilogy. Magnificent novels. William Manchee, I commend you! These books were terrific, kept me glued to the book. Found it very difficult to put it down once I got started in it. Much to my pleasure, I see you have written other novels.I am now into the TARIZON SAGA and as usual this saga is great. Have completed SHROUD OF DOOM just started DESERT SWARM. Hope to complete them all, I have CACTUS ISLAND and ACT NORMAL which will be next in that order. I'm looking forward to getting into THE STAN TURNER MYSTERIES after the completion of THE TARIZON SAGA.Thank you William Manchee for being out there, you have given me many hours of pleasant reading.
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  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 StarsI hate doing this...I feel bad when I get a book for free, from an author trying to make good and I can't give a higher rating than this. But I can't give away goodwill stars either, so...The plot had some interesting ideas. There is enough here to build a book on.With that said:I shouldn't have started with this one. Not really a stand-alone.The constant POV changes, time shifts, and a lack of detail letting me know where and when I was in the story had me re-reading entire pages just 2.5 StarsI hate doing this...I feel bad when I get a book for free, from an author trying to make good and I can't give a higher rating than this. But I can't give away goodwill stars either, so...The plot had some interesting ideas. There is enough here to build a book on.With that said:I shouldn't have started with this one. Not really a stand-alone.The constant POV changes, time shifts, and a lack of detail letting me know where and when I was in the story had me re-reading entire pages just to make sure.The font. I know...it's been said. But who missed this glaring editing issue before someone hit the start button on the printer. (Hopefully it was editing and not a formatting choice)I will leave it short and sour. Again, I am sorry to give such a poor review. The author is not a bad story teller (take a look at his other books), but for this one novel, I just didn't care for it.Remember, this is just one reader's opinion.Hope it helps.
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  • Jjudyfl
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book from Goodreads.This is volume 3 of a sci-fi, with an already established cast of characters, setting, and alien words. Names were hard to tell females from males, but it is readable after a few chapters which brought me up to date. (DO try to read the first 2 books in this trilogy!)Leek Lanzia is an earthling who was sent to the planet Tarizon and became their Liberator. Now the Tarizon Global Army (the bad guys) is taking the Intergalactic Fleet, an unimaginable conquering "batt I won this book from Goodreads.This is volume 3 of a sci-fi, with an already established cast of characters, setting, and alien words. Names were hard to tell females from males, but it is readable after a few chapters which brought me up to date. (DO try to read the first 2 books in this trilogy!)Leek Lanzia is an earthling who was sent to the planet Tarizon and became their Liberator. Now the Tarizon Global Army (the bad guys) is taking the Intergalactic Fleet, an unimaginable conquering "battalion" to take over the Earth.Leek must try to head to his home planet to warn them of the impending attack. (Remember the Alamo!!)(It's possible to read this book and think about the different races, lifestyles, political & religious opinions in the US vs. the rest of the world, but one doesn't have to.)There is a plunkety-plunkety style of speaking in the characters' voices. Everyone sounds the same. Dispite this annoyance, it was an okay read.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    In the "final" episode of the Tarizon series, the Purists set off to Earth after a couple of skirmishes. There are battles in space, and political machinations on both Tarizon and Earth. Both Fleets reach Earth and fighting ensues. Who shall prevail?A complex narrative pushes the reader deeper in the world of the story with concise descriptions and lively characters. This episode has lots of emotion, action, military maneuvers, politics, and drama. Compared to prior episodes, without giving too In the "final" episode of the Tarizon series, the Purists set off to Earth after a couple of skirmishes. There are battles in space, and political machinations on both Tarizon and Earth. Both Fleets reach Earth and fighting ensues. Who shall prevail?A complex narrative pushes the reader deeper in the world of the story with concise descriptions and lively characters. This episode has lots of emotion, action, military maneuvers, politics, and drama. Compared to prior episodes, without giving too much away, the characters really seem to come alive and show how much they have developed since the quest began.This whole series has been somewhat difficult to review as there is much I could say, but it would give too much plot away.Therefore, I shall just say this:Overall, a thrilling read.
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  • Brent Soderstrum
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book through GoodReads first read program.It took me awhile to get to this book since this book is the final book of the Tarizon trilogy. I really enjoyed this sci-fi trilogy even though I am not a sci-fi fan. In this final book Leek Lanzia aka Peter Turner is in a race with the Purist party of Tarizon to reach Earth. The Purists want to take over Earth and Peter wants to stop them. Peter is originally from Earth but ended up on Tarizon saving the planet from the Purists rule. Now he I won this book through GoodReads first read program.It took me awhile to get to this book since this book is the final book of the Tarizon trilogy. I really enjoyed this sci-fi trilogy even though I am not a sci-fi fan. In this final book Leek Lanzia aka Peter Turner is in a race with the Purist party of Tarizon to reach Earth. The Purists want to take over Earth and Peter wants to stop them. Peter is originally from Earth but ended up on Tarizon saving the planet from the Purists rule. Now he must do the same for Earth.Lots of twists and turns. Presidents killed, some of which are aliens. Manchee even brings Stan Turner, Peter's father into play. Stan is the lead character of 10 of Manchee's mystery books as a lawyer in Dallas, Texas. Manchee does sci-fi well. Better actually then he does mysteries.
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  • David A. Carey
    January 1, 1970
    I got as far as chapter 4 before I had enough. What a juvenile book! What is with the font size changing for no apparent reason?It is like a bunch of kids wrote and published this.Sorry, I do not like leaving a bad review for a "first reads" book but in this case I must.I feel I must revise my review above.After I put this book down, I started to read "Destined" by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. "Destined" is the 8th in a series. About halfway through the first chapter it occurred to me that if I h I got as far as chapter 4 before I had enough. What a juvenile book! What is with the font size changing for no apparent reason?It is like a bunch of kids wrote and published this.Sorry, I do not like leaving a bad review for a "first reads" book but in this case I must.I feel I must revise my review above.After I put this book down, I started to read "Destined" by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. "Destined" is the 8th in a series. About halfway through the first chapter it occurred to me that if I had been reading this book without reading the first books in the series that I may well have thought the exact same about it as I did when I wrote the above review about "Conquest Earth". "Conquest Earth" is the third of a series and I have not read book 1 or 2.So, considering that, please take my above review with a grain of salt.Thank You,
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  • Kerry
    January 1, 1970
    I really had to think on how to write a review without giving away and ruining it for others. That being said I gave the book a rating of 4.5 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tyranny of men and the fate of earth in some one else s hands to save us is an exciting adventure. First you have the twist and turns of democratic hoops and constant depth of outmaneuvering others for control; then add the patience it took to implement the earth's demise in depth, even detailed out enough it's not really so I really had to think on how to write a review without giving away and ruining it for others. That being said I gave the book a rating of 4.5 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tyranny of men and the fate of earth in some one else s hands to save us is an exciting adventure. First you have the twist and turns of democratic hoops and constant depth of outmaneuvering others for control; then add the patience it took to implement the earth's demise in depth, even detailed out enough it's not really so far off the mark. Such an adventure and imagination yet this is one author to keep on you reading list.
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  • C. Stuchl
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book on Goodreads. Started off a little slow but picked up and was a rollercoaster ride from then on. A science fiction military thriller that takes place on two planets. Leek Lanzia, aka Peter Turner whose home planet is Earth, is called back to service on Tarizon when it is discovered that the evil Purists, who are hidding on a moon orbiting Tarizon, are planning to fly to Earth and conquer it. After Earth's conquest they plan to re-attack Tarizon. Leek has to find a way to beat th I won this book on Goodreads. Started off a little slow but picked up and was a rollercoaster ride from then on. A science fiction military thriller that takes place on two planets. Leek Lanzia, aka Peter Turner whose home planet is Earth, is called back to service on Tarizon when it is discovered that the evil Purists, who are hidding on a moon orbiting Tarizon, are planning to fly to Earth and conquer it. After Earth's conquest they plan to re-attack Tarizon. Leek has to find a way to beat them to Earth, warn Earth of the attack and defeat the Purists. All the while keeping his wife and son safe. Can he do it? Read the book.
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  • Madonna
    January 1, 1970
    I was surprised to receive this book as a give away from GoodReads First Reads. I didn't remember requesting it, as being the 3rd book in a series, I usually don't. It was a little difficult at first sorting out the people and what was going on, since I had not read the first two books. However, once I got it sorted out, I really enjoyed reading it. I had expected it to be a war story and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a humanities story instead. It kept my interest well.The author has I was surprised to receive this book as a give away from GoodReads First Reads. I didn't remember requesting it, as being the 3rd book in a series, I usually don't. It was a little difficult at first sorting out the people and what was going on, since I had not read the first two books. However, once I got it sorted out, I really enjoyed reading it. I had expected it to be a war story and was pleasantly surprised to find it was a humanities story instead. It kept my interest well.The author has a very easy to read way of writing and I think a lot of people will enjoy this whole series.
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  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    I was given this book through a Goodreads giveaway, in exchange for a fair and unbiased review, that being said, here's my review:Great science fiction for young to adult readers!! I have not read book or two of the series, but I found myself not getting lost because it. I am going to ask my library to get book 1 and 2 of the series, and also look into Manchee's Stan Turner series. This has everything you want in a sci-fi story: aliens, mutants, war and just plan fun. Gets your imagination going I was given this book through a Goodreads giveaway, in exchange for a fair and unbiased review, that being said, here's my review:Great science fiction for young to adult readers!! I have not read book or two of the series, but I found myself not getting lost because it. I am going to ask my library to get book 1 and 2 of the series, and also look into Manchee's Stan Turner series. This has everything you want in a sci-fi story: aliens, mutants, war and just plan fun. Gets your imagination going.
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this story, but there were a lot of open ended situations that did not get wrapped up towards the end of this story. A follow-on story would not answer these questions as they needed to be covered during this story. This was a good sci-fi adventure, but too holes as to what happened in certain events weakened the overall story line. I won this through Goodreads First-reads giveaway program. What an awesome program. Thank you to William Manchee for placing his work in this giveaway prog I enjoyed this story, but there were a lot of open ended situations that did not get wrapped up towards the end of this story. A follow-on story would not answer these questions as they needed to be covered during this story. This was a good sci-fi adventure, but too holes as to what happened in certain events weakened the overall story line. I won this through Goodreads First-reads giveaway program. What an awesome program. Thank you to William Manchee for placing his work in this giveaway program. I enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • April
    January 1, 1970
    I received the trilogy from my Goodreads winning! I will be starting with the first book: Tarizon, the Liberator, Volume 1. Will review each book as I finish them, since this one is the third, I will get to it soon. Great ending to the series! Again, Leek (Peter) and the team of Loyalists go after the Purists as they go after Earth. Lots of fighting and interesting weapons. I liked the parts where the Turner family participates in overthrowing the plot to take over our government. All is well in I received the trilogy from my Goodreads winning! I will be starting with the first book: Tarizon, the Liberator, Volume 1. Will review each book as I finish them, since this one is the third, I will get to it soon. Great ending to the series! Again, Leek (Peter) and the team of Loyalists go after the Purists as they go after Earth. Lots of fighting and interesting weapons. I liked the parts where the Turner family participates in overthrowing the plot to take over our government. All is well in the end and both planets are safe.
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  • Khalia Hades
    January 1, 1970
    This was the first in the trilogy that I had the pleasure of reading, as I'd won it on an online book giveaway on Goodreads. I will deff. will be purchasing the first two novels to see how it all went down. The characters are well-written which is very rare. The dialogue was nice and clean, and there were some great conversations between certain characters. I especially enjoy stories where the character is taken from his natural environment and thrust into a new world. All in all, it was amazing This was the first in the trilogy that I had the pleasure of reading, as I'd won it on an online book giveaway on Goodreads. I will deff. will be purchasing the first two novels to see how it all went down. The characters are well-written which is very rare. The dialogue was nice and clean, and there were some great conversations between certain characters. I especially enjoy stories where the character is taken from his natural environment and thrust into a new world. All in all, it was amazing. Highly recommended.
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  • Moon
    January 1, 1970
    This was a very fun, action packed sci-fi thriller... I didn't read book one or two, so I was worried that I would be lost, but I wasn't.. from page one it grabbed me and didn't let up... it was a page turner :) It was kind of weird how the font kept changing, and there is still some spelling errors... but it didn't distract from an incredible read.Aliens and mutants and more! I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi like I do!I am so happy to have won this one Goodreads! I can't w This was a very fun, action packed sci-fi thriller... I didn't read book one or two, so I was worried that I would be lost, but I wasn't.. from page one it grabbed me and didn't let up... it was a page turner :) It was kind of weird how the font kept changing, and there is still some spelling errors... but it didn't distract from an incredible read.Aliens and mutants and more! I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves sci-fi like I do!I am so happy to have won this one Goodreads! I can't wait to read books one and two :)
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  • Karen E. Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    I won a free copy of this book in a goodreads contest. I do recommend reading the first two books before starting with this book. Unless you are okay with many of your questions being answered halfway into the story. You have Leek, who was from earth, tasked with helping the planet Tarizon. Becoming a hero, the book then starts with Leek having to return back to Earth to save it before it is too late. There are a couple of pages where the font size is larger but other then that I found the story I won a free copy of this book in a goodreads contest. I do recommend reading the first two books before starting with this book. Unless you are okay with many of your questions being answered halfway into the story. You have Leek, who was from earth, tasked with helping the planet Tarizon. Becoming a hero, the book then starts with Leek having to return back to Earth to save it before it is too late. There are a couple of pages where the font size is larger but other then that I found the story enjoyable.
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  • Dolly
    January 1, 1970
    I won this as a goodread giveaway. Yes, I realize that there are editing problems and the font changing sizes is annoying. On the other hand I liked the characters and the different species. I liked the fact that they are coming to earth to save it from alien invaders and aliens that have taken gotten high ranking positions in the government and industry. I think I'll hunt down the first two volumes.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I received this as a part of Goodreads First Reads program. I found it a bit difficult to understand in the beginning because I have not read the first two books. The characters seemed well developed, and the aliens were described very well, but I had a hard time getting into it. Every time I started to get into the story there would be a flashback from a different perspective which would take me out the the story. Maybe if I read the first two books I might change my rating.
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