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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
I have to say that Emergence: Book Three of The Earthside Trilogy by Sherri Fulmer Moorer is the most complex alien invasion novel I have ever read involving not one, but two alien races, neither of which is something simple like “lizard men” or “cat people”. No, these are well thought out, complex beings with very complicated reasons for coming to Earth. Reasons so complicated that humans are at a loss as to who to align themselves with or to even believe. We get a good look at how inefficient human technology, politics, and governments are in the face of superior, or even just different, civilizations. Despite the stakes, despite the overwhelmingly serious situation that the invasions present the world with, mankind cannot come together. Sherri Fulmer Moorer sets this political crisis up perfectly.
I have not read the first two books in the series, which I seriously regret, but that did not stop me from enjoying this one, and it didn’t take long for me to get caught up on what was happening. I liked Emergence. I liked the very complicated alien societies. I liked that there were so many humans from so many different backgrounds, working towards their own purposes. The plot is good. It is drawn out, but it has to be. There are some serious choices to be made. Setting is not so central, it happens all over the world, even the solar system. The idea is sound. The writing is good, and Sherri Fulmer Moorer brings it all together in a very satisfying conclusion.