Two months after Liam MacAskill’s return to Earth from Tridor Monastery, a portal opens in Orion’s Nebula, and a continent-sized spaceship emerges. It heads for Earth, where it hovers over Africa. Shortly thereafter, a second alien species comes through the portal. Then impossibility becomes reality – the second species steals Earth’s sun.
The first species, the T’Acan – or Harvesters, as some call them – seem friendly enough, but Liam suspects they are omitting something about their reasons for visiting Earth, which seem lame to him. It doesn’t take Liam long to discover what… They have to be stopped, but how to stop an invincible enemy?
Air force and military attacks have no effect on the T’Acan spaceship, but Earth has a secret defence not even the military are aware of – a powerful weapon that harnesses ley line energy, kept hidden by warrior monks since humanity’s beginnings. It could save Earth when even nuclear weapons would fail… but will it be enough to drive the T’Acan harvesters away, and will the untested weapon work the way they hope?
Will Liam succeed in aiding the warrior monks’ efforts, or will he merely create more casualties? Is Liam’s friend, Jack, right to distrust the little blue alien they meet on the T’Acan ship, or is Liam’s trust going to be betrayed again? As Liam races against time to warn Arthean that Tridor’s Earth may be in the same danger, even he isn’t sure he’ll make it in time.
About the Author
Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.
Her passion for the written word started her career as an editor and copywriter, and she part-ran a writers’ critique group for close on seven years. She's been writing ever since she learnt how, has always been an avid reader, and currently lives on coffee and cigarettes.
Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, life's mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.
Review copies of all Vanessa's books are available upon request, and fans are welcome to email her at email@example.com - she loves to hear any type of feedback and answers all emails personally.
*** Please note that Vanessa uses UK spelling and grammar, which is not always the same as US spelling and grammar.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoy new ideas in the fantasy/scifi genre. This series is one such. Second book better theh first. Looking forward to third & more. Thanks Vanessa!
Legends of Origin 1: Sanctuary for the Devil (Sanctuary) was a fantasy adventure. This book was more of a first-contact science-fiction adventure, fast-paced and action-oriented. The new science-fiction allies, enemies, and technologies blended in very well with the established traditional fantasy setting. Though I preferred the character development in Sanctuary, the plot development was much more exciting in this book. At the beginning, we are re-introduced to Liam McAskill, the brave-hearted and naive hero. A gigantic continent-sized spaceship, controlled by the obscure T’Acan aliens, is hovering over Africa. Liam and his unseemly friend Jack set out to learn why. After the storyline twist, there are a few very exciting chapters where new characters are introduced and the action and adventure is non-stop. I found Xano to be the most interesting, and hoped to learn more about him. There were many humorous moments in this book, especially during a funeral scene later on, where a clod of dirt hits one of the main characters during a serious conversation about the enemy. What made this sequel complete for me was the disturbing incident that occurs near the end, and which sparks multiple debates about possibilities. There is also a return to the debates surrounding the origins of humankind, which, though not complex, were very interesting and nicely tied the story in with Sanctuary. Overall, I thought Liam McAskill’s innocent ardour and his quest to discover the origins of the human race through adventure, made Orion’s Harvesters very fun to read.