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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Overview

"TRANSMISSION is riveting, unexpected, and firmly rooted in strong psychological profiles backed with thriller and sci-fi elements: what more could readers wish for? (Just the quick publication of Book Two, Arrival.)"

--Midwest Book Review

From #1 worldwide bestselling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes a long-anticipated science fiction series debut. When SETI finally receives a signal from an alien civilization, what will happen next?

A 13 year old boy, dying of a rare brain disease, is the only one able to hear and decode signals from outer space. SETI confirms it is a real signal.

What is the message? How will the world react?

And most of all: are the aliens coming?

"Action-packed .... Rice's writing is solid and the premise intriguing."

–Publishers Weekly, re A Quest of Heroes

"A superior fantasy... A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists."

–Midwest Book Review, re Rise of the Dragons

"An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice's previous novels, along with fans of works such as THE INHERITANCE CYCLE by Christopher Paolini.... Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more."

–The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

Book #2 in the series--ARRIVAL--is also available!

Also available are Morgan Rice's many series in the fantasy genre, including A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER'S RING), a free download with over 1,300 five star reviews!

Product Details

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: 1,283
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!

Morgan loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.morganricebooks.com to join the email list, receive a free book, receive free giveaways, download the free app, get the latest exclusive news, connect on Facebook and Twitter, and stay in touch!

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Transmission (The Invasion ChroniclesBook One): A Science Fiction Thriller 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Could+not+stop+reading.+Very+suspenseful+and+thought+provoking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Didn't want it to end. Looking forward to book#2 in the series
Anonymous 3 months ago
If I was a preteen this would have been great...
Anonymous 3 months ago
Things started to get really interesting around page 120 then same 6 pages repeated till page 180.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was an exciting story!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Hooked!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book from beginning to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Went by too fast. Hurrying on to the second one. Can’t wait to see how it ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year ago
Very weak and unbelievable ennding. The author wrote himself into a corner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+tried+reading+a+different+book+by+Morgan+Rice+and+it+was+awful%2C+the+writing+and+grammar+were+so+bad+I+didn%27t+make+it+past+chapter+one.+I+am+quite+surprised+this+book+is+even+from+the+same+author.+The+style+and+characters+are+young.+The+story+is+not+what+I+would+consider+deep+and+neither+are+the+characters.+It+is+an+interesting+story+nonetheless.+A+good+book.+I+wanted+to+know+what+would+happen+next+even+though+I+pretty+much+already+knew.+I+am+considering+buying+book+two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+think+this+is+a+kid%27s+book%2C+but+I+didn%27t+realize++that++til+I+started+reading.+It%27s+not+a+bad+story%2C+but+I+got+the+impression+that+the+author+was+just+trying+to+stretch+it+out+so+he+could+make+it+%22book+one.%22+I+skimmed+through+most+of+it+because+it+was+just+a+bunch+of+useless+words+and+was+so+boring.
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