When alien beings armed with devastatingly superior military technology and bent on conquest invaded earth, Allied and Axis forces were already engaged in a bloody conflict - the Second World War - that spanned the whole globe.
Suddenly, humans had to stop fighting each other and unite against this deadly new enemy from beyond the Solar System.
From China to North Africa, from hit-and-run cavalry raids in the American West to tank clashes in Eastern Europe, the worldwide conflict raged.
Now battlefield defeats, supply shortages, guerrilla warfare in their occupied territories, rebellion within their own ranks and atomic attacks forced the alien leaders to rethink drastically their strategy and tactics.
Was it going to be necessary to destroy Earth in order to save it ...?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 21/08/1997
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780340684917
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Review by johnthefireman
An interesting finale to this series about aliens invading during World War II, leading to a fragile alliance between the major combatants to resist the new common enemy. Like book 3, this one seemed more readable than the first two. Unfortunately it has a few typographical errors in it. Some are obvious; one or two caused me to reread sentences over and over again trying to understand them before I realised the error.
Review by john257hopper
Concluding novel in the tetralogy, and this ties up the main strands of action quite well, setting the scene in the longer term for the follow up Colonisation trilogy. I had thought at times I might have grown a bit tired of these four books and might not bother with the successors, but now I am looking foward to them. I have come to care about many of the characters who are very well drawn and believable.
Review by SonicQuack
Striking the Balance, the conclusion to this alternate history series, should have offered so much more. The first two hundred pages are a drawn out series of chapters which serve as a catch-up for the plethora of characters which the book follows. This half of the novel offers no real entertainment and although the action heats up in the middle of the novel, by then there's a good chance you'll be disinterested. The book wraps up rather anticlimactically too and although the end of the series is a disappointment there is enough closure to wrap it up, with enough strands to ensure readers consider the 'Colonization' series.