Overview

170 years from now, aliens decimate Earth. A relative handful of humans survive, hidden in deep subterranean enclaves that offer some protection from surface radiation. Although the main attack is now seven years in the past, one alien ship remains in orbit, and the conquerors are not content merely to let humanity lick its wounds.

Humanity is greatly diminished, but a few ...
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Kyrathaba Rising

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Overview

170 years from now, aliens decimate Earth. A relative handful of humans survive, hidden in deep subterranean enclaves that offer some protection from surface radiation. Although the main attack is now seven years in the past, one alien ship remains in orbit, and the conquerors are not content merely to let humanity lick its wounds.

Humanity is greatly diminished, but a few tens of thousands survive, sheltering in huge compounds deep beneath the ground, prepared many years ago against the possibility of nuclear attack by some rogue country.

Five heroic individuals in Compound A-3 take it upon themselves to find a way to save humanity, for in a matter of a few more years, attrition due to radiation will finish the job that the aliens began with their initial attack.

Sethra, a computer programmer and electronics expert, joins forces with Byron, a roboticist with a talent for acquisition and reallocation of others' belongings, as well as with the compound's chief medical doctor, Eddie, and two brave women, one of which is more than she seems.

How do you defeat aliens while hiding in your last refuge hundreds of meters beneath the irradiated crust of the Earth, especially when the aliens are far more sophisticated?

Read, and find out...
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Paul Bertram
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this book because I know the guy who wrote it. Holy smokes, I didn't realize this guy could write! I liked the gritty tone, the fact that the author maintains a brisk pacing, and -- being me -- I LOVED the androids' by-play with the humans, especially the elevator scene with the med tech! Laughed till I cried! Unlike most ebooks I download for free or purchase, this one had almost no obvious errors. Proofreading went into this book!
Goodreads - Lucian Gladart
It's been quite some time since I indulged myself in science-fiction. After reading Kyrathaba Rising, I'm glad to say that I did so! This was an enjoyable romp through a post-apocalyptic landscape. The author keeps a crisp pace, for which I am grateful... love the way the author weaves humor and grittiness into the same narrative braid.
Goodreads - Jennifer Lynn
I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but I do love a bit of fantasy. Miller has managed to begin pulling me around to have a slight interest in the area with how he mixed fantasy in with his aliens-invading-Earth story. Yes, the scheme has been done before. Big, bad aliens come to earth and forever change the planet, but this man takes it one step further taking something that seems straight of the world of Frodo. It only took me a couple days to read this! This is a high compliment.
Amazon - Jonathan B
Kyrathaba Rising is a new take on alien/post apocalyptical fiction. It is unique and rather compelling. Overall, the book is well-written. The character voices are appropriate and believable. One particular shift in the voice was quite well done. The action scenes were well-developed and painted a good picture of what was happening. Kyrathaba Rising is a taut, well-written novel. What I liked most of all, though, is that it is unique. The author has explored new ground. Looking for the sequel.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148463481
  • Publisher: William Bryan Miller
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Series: Kyrathaba Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

William Bryan Miller lives in south-central Kentucky with wife Susan, and their three children: Hannah, Grant, and Emma. Two other children live nearby.
Bryan and Susan’s two dogs are as different as night and day. The five year old miniature schnauzer is of serious mien, typically stationing herself at the door, ready to bark an alert and intercept any “intruders”. She also is self-appointed breaker-upper of spats, wrestling, or anything else among family members that makes a level of noise above that of normal conversation. Their two year old Boston Terrier, Millie, has personality in spades. Her favorite activities include defecating in the house (yes, she still does this), begging for food at supper time, and cuddling. She is much more the lapdog than the schnauzer, Savy.
Bryan works as a licensed professional clinical counselor. His career in mental health treatment has, so far, spanned fourteen years. He works with children, adolescents, and adults on issues spanning the entirety of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.
Bryan is an avid hobbyist computer programmer. His preferred development language is C# (using Microsoft’s free Visual Studio Express 2012), though he has also done some work in Visual Basic, PHP, and AutoIt. Most of Bryan’s products, thus far, have been donationware (free, but please consider donating via PayPal), and can be viewed and downloaded from this page. You may also be interested in viewing Bryan’s entries over the last few years in DonationCoder’s annual N.A.N.Y. event. There are fourteen applications available for free download. No nag screens, no adverts, just fully functional programs. Check them out!
Bryan attended undergraduate college at Western Kentucky University, from 1989 to 1994 (he wishes to point out that it took five years to get his B.A. in Psychology only because he switched majors three times, and blew most of one semester due to love-sickness). He went on to earn a Master of Counseling degree at Lindsey Wilson College in their CACREP approved graduate counseling program, one of the first (and still one of the best) in the United States. Bryan later obtained his LPCC credential and has been practicing as a licensed counselor for over a decade.
Bryan’s wife, Susan, is a registered nurse. She works for a local home healthcare agency, making home visits to care for her beloved patients.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    It's been quite some time since I indulged myself in science-fic

    It's been quite some time since I indulged myself in science-fiction. After reading Kyrathaba Rising, I'm glad to say that I did so! This was an enjoyable romp through a post-apocalyptic landscape. The author keeps a crisp pace, for which I am grateful (I hate getting 1/3 of the way through a book only to lose interest due to a slogging pace).

    The characters are entertaining. I'm sure they'll be more fully developed in succeeding novels in the series -- of which I hope there are several (hint, hint, Mr. Miller).

    There are several favorite parts/passages, but I won't detail them here so as to avoid any spoilers.

    I love the way the author weaves humor and grittiness into the same narrative braid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2014

    Fantastic! I wasn't sure how I'd enjoy it after the first few pa

    Fantastic! I wasn't sure how I'd enjoy it after the first few pages, but it picked up fairly quickly and sucked me right in. The story is that of a futuristic America driven underground after an alien attack. Those of the human race who have survived are suffering from radiation poisoning, and the population is dwindling. A small group of survivors band together in one last-ditch attempt to preserve, well, it's hard to explain without including a spoiler. Let's just say this book is filled with plenty of twists and turns, the sci-fi is unique and imaginative, and I will definitely be keeping my eye out for book two. 

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

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    Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite Kyrathaba Risi

    Reviewed by Barbara Garcia for Readers' Favorite

    Kyrathaba Rising by William Bryan Miller is an excellent story, and refreshingly original. Set 300 years in the future, humans have been forced underground due to an alien strike that has left the surface of the planet poisoned by radiation. Aliens, masquerading as humans, are determined to finish off the small population of humans left, and have infiltrated the base known as A3. Sethra and his companions are forced to take drastic action. With their advanced technology, they are able to transfer their conscious minds into an RPG-like world called Kyrathaba. Though they escape the deadly radiation poisoning, they face other dangers in this new world. Meanwhile, the dwindling population of A3 continues to move deeper underground to avoid the ever encroaching radiation, and must find a way to outsmart the aliens. 

    This was a wild ride for me, and I enjoyed it a lot. Kyrathaba Rising is tech-heavy and incredibly imaginative. Though the story involves numerous characters and a few subplots, Sethra and his companions keep center stage for me, and it's their plight I was most concerned with. This is a real gem for the true sci-fi reader, and even something for us hardcore gamers who have killed more than a few thousand orcs in our time. William Bryan Miller's great character development and world creation will keep you turning the pages. If you love sci-fi/fantasy with a dystopian feel, you will really enjoy this story, and will definitely get your fill of droids, aliens, and gadgets of all kinds.

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