The Stones (Astral Conspiracy #2) by D.L. Cross #bookreview #scifi #aliens #TuesdayBookBlog

He’s running from Astrals. Running with Black Ops. And running toward the end of the world.

Landon Thorne belongs to an elite group: he’s one of the few people who have ever accessed the Akashic Record. He discovers a weapon that could defend the Earth.

The Astrals want to stop him. The government wants to control him. Even his allies are hiding something.

Through it all, he has one purpose. One compulsion. He’s drawn to the Georgia Guidestones.

His journey is fraught with danger – bandits, cannibals, and ancient booby traps — but when Landon finally reaches the Stones, even he is surprised by what he finds. If he can decipher the code, he can save the world.

If he can’t? His discovery may destroy him – along with the rest of the human race.

The Stones is a taut, fast-paced Indiana Jones meets Falling Skies style thriller that spans the globe and digs deep into humanity’s past, unearthing mysterious artifacts and clues to aliens’ motives for invading our world. It is the second book in the Astral Conspiracy Series, set in the world of Platt and Truant’s groundbreaking Invasion Universe – the original series with over 1000 5-star reviews.

D.L. Cross has a flair for high-stakes, heart-pounding thrillers that will keep you up late into the night.

I’m a fan of alien stories, so this series snagged my interest from the beginning. With this being the second in the series, it’s difficult to avoid spoilers, so this may be brief.

I mentioned in my review of the first book that Landon Thorne was having a crappy day – which was a thrilling ride on a unicorn through a field of daisies compared to what he’s going through now. A lot rests on his shoulders – namely the potential survival of the human race – so no pressure. He’s pulled in several directions and is unsure of who to trust. So is the reader, which makes this an even more suspenseful read.

And we meet the aliens! Let’s just say they’re not as nice as ET and leave the rest to the imagination. They’re different types with questionable motives, but that just adds to the mystery. I enjoyed being with these characters again, although a character I had suspicions about in the first book did nothing to prove me wrong in this one. I also enjoyed meeting some new characters, especially Reverie and Ford, and hope to see more of them in the series.

Lots of action, tense moments, an intricate plot, and a diverse cast of characters make this a must read for sci-fi fans, and a it’s a series I highly recommend. The next book is waiting on my Kindle, and I can’t wait to get started!

37 thoughts on “The Stones (Astral Conspiracy #2) by D.L. Cross #bookreview #scifi #aliens #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Great review for great book. The Stones might have been my favorite in the series, but it’s hard to say because they were all so engrossing. Congratulations to Staci. I’m all fan-girl about this series! 🙂

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  2. I’m enjoying this series too Teri. You’re right about the complex plot and large cast of characters, and definitely a must read for sci-fi fans. Staci did a great job. I have the Book 4 in the series waiting for me in my kindle. I need to get to it soon.

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