The Day of the Martians, H.E. Wilburson

Dystopian & Post Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Science Fiction & Space Opera

The Day of the Martians: The War of the Worlds audio drama sequel. Martian Tripods return to Earth In Volume 1 Of The Martian Diaries.

No one would have believed that the War of the Worlds would erupt and flare again in the last days of 1913. Only Ogilvy the astronomer realizes the true significance of the greenish streak of the comet hurtling towards Earth, as he himself investigate the discovery of an old Martian cylinder, found unopened and intact in the mountains of Wales. In a matter of months, countless Martian cylinders will arrive with a million fighting machines and it becomes clear to him that the invaders must have developed a weapon to destroy the Earth’s bacteria. On the eve of a new invasion from Mars Ogilvy, the Artilleryman and the writer from HG Wells’ original alien novel, become embroiled in events as Martian tripods are once again set to terrorize the south east of England. Can mankind hope to survive as the tripod killing machines prepare for their ultimate attack? The Day of the Martians continues the iconic theme of The War of the Worlds in a compelling, unmissable adventure complete with original music, in this first volume of The Martian Diaries science fiction series. 

The Day of the Martians is a novel I was desperate to read ever since discovering it and caught my attention right away thanks to its description which tells of a continuation of the story in The War of the Worlds. The War of the Worlds is one of my favorite novels of all time, and I love reading adaptions of the story and sequels, so I was very excited to listen to this audio sequel! Now and then a reader will come across that one audiobook that blows them away, it is a somewhat generic term, but that is what The Day of the Martians did to me… it blew me away and ever since completing it I have been thinking of its intricate and detailed story and how I need to re-listen to it! That is when you know book lovers that you have come across an incredible book/audiobook when you are thinking of it when you have a million things to do. That is why I am already going to recommend The Day of the Martians to you lovely readers, and yes, it may be early on in my review, The Day of the Martians is a story not to be missed.

The Day of the Martians is a sequel to The War of the Worlds and takes off where the story left off. Everybody thought the war was over however Ogilvy, an astronomer, realizes that this is not the case as they have returned and this time they have developed a weapon which can destroy the Earth’s bacteria which means they could now live on Earth and this book lovers is the premise of the chilling The Day of the Martians!

The premise of The Day of the Martians is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by the author H.E. Wilburson are done so wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these exciting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes The Day of the Martians a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Wilburson really has accomplished the near impossible, Wilburson has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!

H.E. Wilburson is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Wilburson instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in science fiction novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with The Day of the Martians, the reader will not encounter this issue because Wilburson instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.

Wilburson is not only a brilliant writer for his ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but he is also an excellent author for his ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout his story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Wilburson’s shocking twists and his explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist of the novel.

Overall The Day of the Martians is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking audiobook that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves science fiction or even dystopian fiction then I implore you to read The Day of the Martians; it is a fast-paced, action adventure that should not be missed!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on The Day of the Martians. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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Thank you Aimee Ann for this wonderful, enthusiastic review of my audiobook sequel to The War Of The Worlds. When I read these sort of comments, it really makes all the hard work worthwhile. I look forward to sending you book 2 of The Martian Diaries trilogy soon; Lake On The Moon is a longer, darker tale in which I address many of the questions that I feel were left unanswered by H.G.Wells in his iconic alien invasion classic.

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