Transmission (The Invasion ChroniclesBook One): A Science Fiction Thriller

Transmission (The Invasion ChroniclesBook One): A Science Fiction Thriller

by Morgan Rice

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BN ID: 2940162147596
Publisher: Morgan Rice
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: The Invasion Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,401
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER’S RING, comprising seventeen books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising twelve books; of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising three books; of the epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising six books; of the epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY, comprising 8 books; of the new epic fantasy series A THRONE FOR SISTERS, comprising six books (and counting); and of the new science fiction series THE INVASION CHRONICLES. Morgan’s books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.

TURNED (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals), ARENA ONE (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy) and A QUEST OF HEROES (Book #1 in the Sorcerer’s Ring) and RISE OF THE DRAGONS (Kings and Sorcerers—Book #1) are each available as a free download on Barnes & Noble!

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Transmission (The Invasion ChroniclesBook One): A Science Fiction Thriller 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I found the development of characters done well. Kind of amazing when you think of the young ages of the main characters. Story line moves along well and then you are hit with the change from transmission origin. Found it well written, as I have with all Morgan Rice works.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Very weak and unbelievable ennding. The author wrote himself into a corner.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book is awesome
Anonymous 8 months ago
Couldn't put it down. Didn't want it to end. Looking forward to book#2 in the series
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great read. Just bought the 2nd one!
D_Donovan More than 1 year ago
Book 1 of the Invasion Chronicles represents a departure for fantasy series writer Morgan Rice, who here places her affinity for fantasy in the adjacent realm of science fiction. The story opens with teen Kevin's growing struggles with visions and paralyzing headaches: a condition that's been diagnosed as a degenerative brain disorder, but which actually proves to be something quite different. Kevin's visions initially involve a strange string of numbers; but as he begins to also see planets, a burning sun, and a kind of countdown, he eventually comes to realize that his condition and hallucinations are much more than a physical death sentence. They're actually a transmission from an unknown extraterrestrial entity and they portend a danger only Kevin may be able to address. Kevin knows about sci-fi and realizes that in the movies, important people would quickly recognize the value of his experiences. But, he's only thirteen. How can he convince the adults around him—including his mother—that he is experiencing something more than a brain malfunction's final hallucinations? As a psychiatrist helps him think differently about his visions and disease and various options for coping with both, Kevin is provided with the kinds of tools that lead him to a number of well-kept secrets right on his home planet; from hidden bunkers and military projects to scientists, government concerns, and a conundrum for the world which arises when Kevin dares to talk about aliens on TV. Suddenly the secret's out, and Kevin finds himself in the middle of a series of dilemmas that will affect Earth's future and humanity's choices. One strength in Transmission lies in a plot which at first seems familiar (boy discovers alien invasion, child becomes a key to events as they unfold), but takes some unexpected diversions into areas of international intrigue, adding thriller elements that are surprising in a sci-fi story that will reach adults as much as young adult audiences. These journeys into other countries and other concerns add depth and surprising dimensions into a story that many readers will anticipate as a standard alien invasion plot, offering an approach that juxtaposes a boy's deadly illness with his equally challenging new abilities. In presenting the key character as an unusually savvy 13-year-old, Morgan Rice is in danger of having this survey regulated to teen audiences alone; and that would be a shame. Although Kevin's age is one of the facets that enters into his ability to perceive what others cannot and his flexibility to accept the impossible, his unusual wisdom and involvements with adult affairs from NASA to confrontations in Columbia hint of a maturity level far beyond a thirteen-year-old's abilities. This makes the story quite accessible to adult sci-fi thriller readers who might not ordinarily pick up a read featuring a teen protagonist. The deeper issues of honor, faith, and questionable alien intentions are neatly woven into a young boy's quickly-evolving personality as readers find themselves engrossed in an unexpected series of events once the initial platform of an incurable illness and impossible visions is presented in the opening chapters. The pleasure here is that an aura of predictability is crafted; then turned upside down, which creates an atmosphere of surprise not typical in most sci-fi alien invasion tales. Morgan Rice is a series writer. This means that, like her other productions, Transmission is not o
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite When Kevin first starts receiving the visions, he’s not sure what they mean and neither is anyone else, but what he’s certain about is that he’s not crazy. It’s those visions that lead him to SETI and even further to NASA, but visions aren’t all he’s getting. The messages from space seem to be telling him something, directing him toward something, and even though he’s not certain what’s going to happen next, he’s sure that nothing is ever going to be the same in Book 1 of The Invasion Chronicles – Transmission by Morgan Rice. If you’ve ever wondered what might be out there and just what their plans for us might be, then this is the book that you want to take a look at because 13-year-old Kevin is dealing with far more than he could have ever imagined. It’s a book full of adventure and plenty of characters that seem to be from all different walks of life. There’s Kevin, the young boy who’s just found out that he’s not even going to see his 14th birthday; Phil, the doctor with all the fancy lab equipment; Dr. Levin with her strong belief in everything Kevin has to say; and even Ted, the soldier that’s determined to protect them all. But this book isn’t just about adventures and happy endings, because there are some really crazy twists and turns that no one could have seen coming. Messages from outer space, alien life forms, and a mission to save the human race... Transmission by Morgan Rice definitely has it all.