Item description for Tarizon: The Liberator (Tarizon Trilogy) (Tarizon) by Michael Manchee William Manchee...
When a teenager discovers his father is working on a secret government project with aliens from the planet Tarizon, the project is compromised and Peter Turner must accept exile or be killed. Tarizon is recovering from a series of super volcanic eruptions that nearly destroyed all life on the planet. It is slowly recovering ecologically but the political situation is volatile. The fight is between the Purists who want to rid Tarizon of a growing mutant population and eliminate all non-human intelligent life-forms, and the Loyalists who want to restore the Supreme Mandate that guarantees freedom and basic rights for all humans and other sentient beings. Videl Lai has become Chancellor in a tainted election. Once in power, he renounces Tarizon's constitution, The Supreme Mandate, and orders the extermination of all non-human life forms. The Loyalist party anticipating Videl's rise to power, has been planning a civil war to restore rule under the Supreme Mandate and stop the genocide. But the Loyalist Party is weak and there is little hope it will be able to defeat Videl Lai and his formidable army. The only hope seems to be a prophecy that foretells of the arrival of a Liberator from Earth who would lead a revolt to rid Tarizon of a ruthless dictator. Peter, much to his shock and dismay, soon learns that many on Tarizon believe that he is this Liberator and is expected to lead the revolution against Videl Lai and free the Nanomites, Mutants and Seafolken from bondage.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
ISBN 1929976488 ISBN13 9781929976485
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An adrenaline adventure- Out of this World Aug 27, 2008
Reviewed by Dylan James (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (8/08)
"Tarizon: The Liberator" comes with an incredible idea. What if there are aliens on earth? They look like humans except for one minor detail: they have gills. Sounds crazy enough, right? But it gets even crazier; the Government has known about this for decades and has never let the secret out. The aliens live in what was once a beautiful place, but is now polluted and dirtied from an atomic war. They come to earth and kidnap people to replenish their slowly healing planet. But the government on Tarizon, the alien's planet, is divided. There is a well known to be evil leader trying to become supreme chancellor, and then there are politicians, and most of the free planet on the good side. The good side is losing. The only hope they have lies in a mystic legend that The Liberator will come to Tarizon and help restore the government. There are two problems though: The Liberator is a teenager, and the bad guys know how to shoot. THIS COULD BE BAD, HUH?
"Tarizon: The Liberator" was great, appealing for all ages over thirteen and an exciting read even for adults. Parents should know that twelve should be the absolute minimum that reads this book do to some graphic sexual envisioning on the main character's part. What really appeals in the marketing sense is that I think parents will let their kids read this book at about the time the kids want to read this book. With some sexual situations and a good deal of comedy violence, I can just imagine this as a movie. The writing was very interesting, really making it seem like this is actually happening - that it's not just a story. That is by far my favorite thing of this book.
I very rarely see a book that can draw me in this much. I have seen better books overall, but hardly any with as many attributes as "Tarizon: The Liberator" by William Manchee to make people believe in its characters and hope that something happens; not just reading to see what happens.
Reviewed by Sandra M. Webster for Reader Views (8/08)
Aliens have been living on Earth for years and the government not only knows about it, they are covering it up and helping the aliens abduct U.S. citizens.
When 17-year-old Peter Turner discovers that his father, Attorney Stan Turner is missing, he heads to Cactus Island to find him. Peter has long suspected that his father is working with the CIA on a secret government project involving visitors from another planet. Though Peter swears not to reveal what he knows, the aliens abduct him and transport him to Tarizon. He must accept his fate or be executed.
Tarizon is recovering from a series of major volcanic eruptions years ago that almost destroyed all life on the planet. Many of the remaining inhabitants live in domed cities and are trying to repopulate the planet any way they can. Unfortunately the cities aren't big enough for the entire population and those living outside begin to mutate.
Discord breaks out between the two political parties on Tarizon. The Loyalists, who are currently in control, believe in the Supreme Mandate that guarantees freedom and basic rights for all humans and other sentient beings. The Purists renounce the mandate and want to rid the planet of the growing mutant population and all other non-human life forms including the Rhutz, the Nanomites and the Seafolken.
Many of the Tarizons believe in a prophecy that says a great liberator will come and free the Mutants, Rhutz, Nanomites and Seafolken and save them from extermination by the Purists who seize power. Peter is believed to be this liberator and the Loyalists set out to help him become the great leader they want him to be while trying to keep him from being assassinated.
William Manchee has created a fascinating alien world in "Tarizon: the Liberator." Though only 17 when he is abducted, the hero Peter Turner steps up to the plate and does a man's job (in more ways than one as he does his part to help the population grow). The first in a trilogy, this book is sure to appeal to adult Sci-Fi aficionados as well as the Young Adult audience it targets.
With fabulous alien life forms, advanced technology never seen on Earth and the need to repopulate their world however they can, the inhabitants of Tarizon will abduct your mind and transport it to their planet until the final page is read. After reading "Tarizon: the Liberator," you will be left staring at the stars, waiting for the next trip
Excellent young adult science fiction Jul 30, 2008
On the planet Tarizon, several volcanoes erupted simultaneously; placing the world in darkness and affecting the ability to survive and even grow crops. Everything is aimed at survival so the people of Tarizon make a deal with the authorities in the United States. The will give America tech in exchange for mating with humans and producing healthy offspring. When teenage earthling Peter Turner discovers there are aliens amongst us, they kidnap him and send him to Tarizon to silence him. Many believe he is the prophesized Liberator who will appear from outside during a super eclipse, which occurs as he arrives.
Peter learns his new home, still devastated by e nature, is on the brink of a civil war that neither side can truly win. The Chancellor is incapacitated and Videl of the Purist Party takes his place. He and his followers oppose the Supreme Mandate that grants freedom and equality to sentient non-humans including mutants, the rhutz, the Nanomites and the Seafolken. Peter sides with Vidal's opponents the Loyalists who vow to uphold the Supreme Mandate to live free or die. Still he is caught in a civil war between the Purists and the Loyalists as there is no room for compromise only death.
TARIZON: THE LIBERATOR targets the young adult science fiction audience, but older readers will enjoy the action-packed exciting thriller with a deep message of at least tolerance for all while preferable consensus. The vivid descriptions of the planet will feel as if fans are there assisting the earthling as he struggles with doing what he believes is morally right and taking part in the action and battles. William Manchee has created a fascinating world in trouble that anchors this exhilarating powerful morality tale.
Awesome Sci-Fi!!! Jul 30, 2008
In his first attempt at deviating from his mysteries, William Manchee nails it with Tarizon. This book has everything a sci-fi fan could want, an alien world, mutants, conflict and civil war, as well as amazing new inventions. The characters make you a part of the story and you quickly get sucked in and don't want to stop reading for fear of missing something. More entertaining and engaging than many mainstream sci-fi writers. Great read, highly recommended to anyone who wants a great story, and more importantly, you don't even have to read his mysteries to become engrossed in the story, even though this series follows one of the characters from his Stan Turner mysteries.
Insert "Great Sci-fi!" here.... Jul 28, 2008
In a facinating sequel/prequel to his last book, "Act Normal," William Manchee does a surprisingly well-written departure from his murder mystery series of previous years.
"Tarizon: The Liberator" is replete with aliens, spaceships, super-technology, conflict, subterfuge, villians, and heroes; everything you'd expect in a sci-fi adventure, creating a whole new world that has lots of room to explore in future volumes.
Plopping us in the middle of a civil war, we get instantly caught up in the story of Peter Turner - abducted by aliens for finding out they have dealings on Earth, and exiled to their home planet, Tarizon (which is pronounced Tah-rih-zohn, like "this site.") Peter, now 17, is pulled into the middle of this war because of a prophecy about a Liberator that will appear upon the event of the planet's super-eclipse, which - guess what - happens just when the spaceship carrying Peter arrives on the planet.
Between beings that believe in Peter and the prophesy, people that are using him to their own ends, people that are trying to kill him, and Peter's own youth and bewilderment at having to learn a new language, new customs, new food, new EVERYTHING, we are woven in along with Peter into the tale of Tarizon's battle for survival.