Top Releases Tarizon: Civil War, Library Journal Recommends for YA and Adult Fans of Interplanetary Space Opera and sf Military Fiction.

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Top Publications, a Dallas fiction publisher, announced the release on Tuesday of William Manchee's fourteenth novel, Tarizon: Civil War. This is volume 2 of the Tarizon Trilogy about a high school student, Peter Turner, who inadvertently learns of a top secret CIA project involving aliens. Since his discovery jeopardizes the project he must accept exile or be killed. Volume 2, Tarizon: Civil War was released on September 1, 2008 and has enjoyed much critical acclaim. Volume 3, Tarizon: Conquest Earth will be released on September 1, 2010.

Top Publications announces the release of Vol 2 of the Tarizon Trilogy, Tarizon: Civil War by William Manchee. It will be available in hardback, audio CD, and Audio MP3, Vol 2 Hardback $23.00 ISBN 978-1-929976-52-6, Vol 2 Audio CD: $29.00 ISBN 978-1-929976-56-9, Vol 2 Audio MP3: $12.00 ISBN 973-1-929976-62-1 and can be ordered wholesale from Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor or Brodart and retail from Barnes & Noble and

Summary: Tarizon: Civil War
When civil war breaks out on Tarizon, Leek Lanzia, believed by many to be "the Liberator," is sent to Tributon to provide moral support to the rag-tag mutant army. A major assault from the TGA is expected and Leek hopes to help the Mutants, at least, slow down the advancing army.

In Rigomol, Loren Bosque is devastated when her bid to succeed her father and become the new Loyalist chancellor fails. Defying the new leadership, Lorin aligns herself with Leek in order to preserve the organization she and her father have so painstakingly built and to save the Namomites from Videl Lai's ordered genocide.

On the battlefield the war goes badly for the Loyalists as they are out numbered ten to one and the TGA has superior weaponry including their seemingly invincible "hovertanks." In move of desperation, Leek is given command of the remnants of the mutant army when it is decimated by the TGA and must reorganize and rebuild it if there is going to be any chance of stopping the them from marching all the way to Rigomol and overrunning the capital.

As Leek's 3rd Loyalist Army begins to take shape, Leek proves himself a capable leader and quickly gains the admiration support of his troops and the Tarizonian people. But, Leek is distracted by his yearning to rescue his mate, Lucinda, being held captive by Videl Lai in Shisk. He knows his only hope of ever seeing her again is to win the war and rid Tarizon of Videl Lai.

What the Critics Are Saying:

Library Journal August 15, 2009 - Accepting exile from Earth for learning too much about the alien presence on his home world, Peter Turner finds himself in the position of the long-awaited "Liberator" on the planet Tarizon. Now known as Leek Lanzia, Peter commands an army of rebels including seafolken, mutants, and nanomites against the numerically and technologically superior Tarizon Global Army. The second volume in Manchee's trilogy details one man's struggle against tyranny on an alien planet and ends with a premonition of more problems for Earth. VERDICT Suitable for YA and adult fans of interplanetary space opera and sf military fiction.

Publishers Weekly, July 7, 2009 - Tarizon: Civil War - Tarizon: Civil War "...continues the exploits of Leek Lanzia, an Earth-born teenager exiled to the planet Tarizon. Hailed as Tarizon's savior as per an old prophecy, Lanzia leads the mutant Loyalists and their allies in a vicious war against the hovertanks of the Tarizon Global Army...."

Lone Star Library, by Michael H. Price, Tarizon: The Liberator - A stirring tale of disaster and human resourcefulness, William Manchee's Tarizon: The Liberator draws upon a centuried tradition of science fiction as a vessel for Big Ideas and bold speculation. The Dallas-based author achieves an original voice in the process of channeling such (evident) influences from the last two centuries as Jules Verne, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Fritz Leiber...


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