Book 2: Earth Quarantined series

First contact changed our future. The truth lies in the past.  


A new Criterion leader is appointed to regain control of the state.  This new leader isn’t as peaceful as her predecessor. She has no qualms about proving a point and returning humanity to the way it was before their arrival by unleashing the deadly virus back into the population.  When Kethryn’s mother is infected, she ventures to the outlands, the inhospitable land beyond the city walls, to track down a vaccine, and she discovers there is more going on in the outlands than ought to be. Neah, believing the twins are the rightful inheritors of Earth, ventures outside her home to seek alliances with other hidden cities.


Meanwhile, the Galactic Senate has arrived, and they have used recorded history as evidence to condemn humanity. But there is an even bigger secret, one the new leader is desperate to keep hidden from everyone, most of all her superiors. Something happened during First Contact that will make it hard for humanity to ever trust the Criterion again.


Best Thrillers calls Earth Arrested ‘an epic sci-fi tale of revolution, family loyalty and survival.’


Buy Earth Arrested now to continue reading this alien occupation dystopian trilogy with its historical archives that ground this tale with facts, making it all the more believable and gripping.

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"Each side hides secrets from each other and the author cleverly reveals each one as the story progresses."

Netgalley reviewer

"This is a unique take on the alien invasion trope, with the Criterion advocate, Aries, standing out as the star."

Aussie Speculative Fiction

"A sci-fi thriller that manages to turn conventional ideas about space exploration, global conflict, and even freedom itself on their head. Fans of Nick Webb may find a new favorite in D.L. Richardson." Best Thrillers

"Earth Quarantined is unpredictable and extremely engaging. I was fully captivated by the futuristic world that D L Richardson has creatively built. Readers will find Earth Quarantined to be compelling, thought-provoking, and gripping" Chick-Lit Cafe

"I found this science fiction novel exceptionally engrossing, and can't wait to read it again." Haunted Reading Room reviews

"Author D.L. Richardson takes a really interesting concept here, subverting the ideas of both alien invasion and space travel to make Earth and its inhabitants into the captive species." Readers Favorite

“Told from several points of view, humans, and aliens, the story moves along quickly as tension builds, leading to an unknown future, different from anything humans have experienced since the arrival of the Criterion. Short chapters keep the pace lively and I found myself reading faster and faster, eager to find out what would happen next. Now, I’m eagerly anticipating Book 2, Earth Arrested.” Buried Under Books

"This was a very good Sci-fi novel. Part end of the world and part alien invasion. The author did an amazing job interconnecting characters through their individual voices and painting a realistic picture of what it's like to live in the station and in the alien-controlled cities." Netgalley 

"A very interesting book. Aliens come and help earth escape it's death throes. Book had me guessing until the end. Well thought out plot." Netgalley

"Great read till the end. Looking forward to the next book in the series." Netgalley

"Really nice touches with technology, scenery, and different settings really come alive." Goodreads

"I really enjoyed this story. Really good plot to the story. Very well written. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of story. Can't wait to read more from this author." Goodreads

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Book details:

Release date: Feb 19, 2021

Publisher: D L Richardson books

Format: Ebook and Paperback

Ebook ASIN: B08KPR957R

Paperback ISBN: 9781648712524

Number of pages: 405 (Ebook) 308 (paperback)