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Publisher's Summary

Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft, but one ship didn't crash. It remained intact and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology.
Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return.
In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive....
©2016 Greg Keyes (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-06-17

YA Romance

If I was to give the book a letter grade, it would be a B. It's above average, but not great. I got caught up in the love life of the main characters and grew to like them, even though they were cliché. Matter of fact several of the characters had the same personality. I was disappointed that almost nothing happened with the aliens. This is a prequel, so I knew they could not invade. They had some survivors in Africa, but they were all killed off with machetes. Young people are going to go to the movie, so it fits that the book would be YA.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tandgn on 06-20-16

ID4 "Crucible"

Wow! Very cool tie in between the two movies. I think it's a must read before you see the movie. If you liked the fist movie that is. It will make sense and will tie up any lose ends. Very well done, to me anyway.
It should go for an anime work up, that would be cool.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Rdbamford on 06-20-16


Basically a long description of what has happened since the first film and the upcoming second one. A good description, detailed, interesting, but ultimately nothing at all happens. Just a "now go see the movie" Cliff hanger. Don't waste money/credits on it.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Miss Toni J Pitt on 06-22-16

Disappointing - avoid

What disappointed you about Independence Day: Crucible?

After reading the "Fear Saga" this felt very average in comparison, especially the story. It simply didn't offer any thrills, twists or surprises. If you enjoy teenagers going through school, falling in love and preparing for the military then this has spades of detail - but realistically feels like a simple cash in for the film. Go watch the film instead. William Hope does a decent job in narrating - it's simply the story that's lacking. Shame as this brand owes to it lots potential. Recommend avoiding, and if you haven't already look instead at the Fear Saga for your sci-fi fix.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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