The Tomorrow series is a series of seven young adult invasion novels written by Australian writer John Marsden , detailing the invasion and occupation of Australia by a foreign power. The novels are related from the first-person perspective by Ellie Linton, a teenage girl, who is part of a small band of teenagers waging a guerrilla war on the enemy soldiers in the region around their fictional home town of Wirrawee.
The name of the series is derived from the title of the first book, Tomorrow, When the War Began. The books in the series were originally published from —99, by Pan Macmillan and have been reprinted sixteen times. A sequel series, The Ellie Chronicles , was later published from — The follow-up series concerns itself largely with the attempts of society and the protagonist to regain a normal level of functioning in the face of the psychological damage sustained during the war.
The invading nation is never specified in the books; in fact, no nation in the world meets the criteria laid out in the series,  most likely by deliberate intent of the author. Likewise, no parts of the war outside Ellie's immediate perspective are covered; the reader is not informed exactly how much of the country is under enemy control, or how well the war is going for the Australian military.
However the invaders are described in the series as a coalition of highly populous South Asian nations seeing the vast underdeveloped spaces of Australia as a way to tackle their overpopulation and the series features multinational colonies of enemy civilians being set up in conquered territory. Tomorrow, When the War Began and its sequels are one of the most popular and critically acclaimed series of novels aimed at young readers in Australian literature history.
They find a way into a large, vegetated sinkhole in a remote area of bush the locals call "Hell", and camp there for the week. During this time they see large numbers of planes flying through the night without lights, and though it is mentioned in conversation the following morning, they think little of it. When they return home they find that all the people are missing and their pets and livestock are dead or dying. They come to realise that Australia has been invaded and their family and friends have been taken prisoner.
Avoiding capture by enemy soldiers, as well as retrieving Robyn and Lee who were stuck in the town and picking up one of their school friends Chris, the group return to Hell. After short period of recovery they start making plans to fight back. Over the course of the first three books in the series, the group succeeds in destroying a bridge that leads into Wirrawee, an enemy convoy, several houses that are being used by the enemy as a center of operations, and a nearby strategic harbour. After the harbour raid, the surviving members of the group are eventually captured and placed in a maximum security prison in Stratton.
During an air-raid by the Royal New Zealand Air Force the group escapes but loses yet another member while doing so. Book four, Darkness, Be My Friend , takes place several months later. The group is trying to live a normal life in New Zealand with other refugees, but are haunted by their memories of the war which is still ongoing. They are approached by the New Zealand Defence Force , who are seeking Australian guerrillas to act as guides for saboteur units that are being dropped into occupied Australian territory.
The group returns to Wirrawee, their hometown, accompanied by a platoon of New Zealand troops. However the New Zealanders go missing while on a mission to destroy Wirrawee Airfield which is being used as a major military airbase. Alone behind enemy lines once more, the group decides to attack the Airfield themselves but a combination of poor planning and bad luck causes them to fail.
They return, depressed, to Hell. Soon after, through sheer luck, the group find themselves perfectly positioned to attempt another attack on the Airfield. This time they succeed and manage to destroy a majority of planes on the airfield. After the attack, the group find their way to the nearby city of Stratton. There they encounter a tribe of feral and hostile children, who have been living on the streets and hiding from enemy troops since the war began.
The group rescue five of the children who have been captured by an enemy patrol and escape back to Hell. For a time the group looks after the children. During this time strained relationships are mended and the soul-destroying effects of the war are tempered by a chance to do something positive. However, this period does not last. A patrol ambushes the group near their base and after defeating their attackers in a prolonged firefight the group realises that they are no longer safe in Hell and make contact with New Zealand immediately.
They discover that the war is entering its final days and that groups of partisans like themselves are being asked to cause as much chaos behind enemy lines as possible while New Zealand and its allies launch an all-out offensive. The group arranges for the feral children to be evacuated to New Zealand and are provided with plastic explosives to carry out their task.
The group attacks a service station frequented by enemy convoys and are separated in the aftermath. Ellie is shot in the leg and taken prisoner. While interned, she discovers the location of her mother and father. She escapes and is reunited with her mother whom she stays with until news breaks that the war is over — Australia signs a peace treaty with the occupying power, resulting in the formation of a new nation on the continent for the invading forces and settlers. It transpires that Wirrawee is on the Australian side of the border. Ellie, her mother and her father return to their farm and, like all the other survivors of the war, begin picking up the pieces of their lives.
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But like any battle, there are also those who fight on the side of good, and Surviving Sunday offers an intimate glimpse into the power of prayer and its ability to protect those in distress! Ruth prove eager and willing vessels in the fight against the sinister forces that are bent on the destruction of Kingdom Builders and its members. It is full of intrigue and suspense, and I was blown away by the revelations that awaited me as I read page after page! Will Seth and Sheridan recover from deception?
Will Grey continue to be steadfast in her faith despite her circumstances? And what will Kandijah do when she finally comes face to face with her hidden enemy? Dec 25, Neeko rated it it was amazing. Melinda is a phenomenal writer. She actually brings the spiritual realm to life, vivid and in color. I'm amazed how God uses this woman. I pray God continues to bless the mind of this author for our benefit.
May 05, Tricia Mcwilliams rated it it was amazing. I am loving this series. I read "Surviving Sunday" a few days ago. I fell in love with the characters and the way the stories worked together. I purchased "Monday Madness" yesterday and finished it today. So I had to pick up "Temptation Tuesday" today in order to see what joys and battles the characters would face next. I'd highly recommend this series.
I love to see an author tackle on spiritual warfare. I was amazed to see the angelic figures were from different ethnic groups. But aside from that, I see that Melinda Michelle is focusing on character development and so far, much to ingest about each character introduced all calling on the name of Jesus in a time of trouble. Enjoyed reading this quote while Pastor Josiah was giving his sermon: "Hope is the right response to failure.
Know how to respond to failure. Hope can take a problematic pas I love to see an author tackle on spiritual warfare. Hope can take a problematic past and make it a promising future. There were minimal parts that didn't fit cohesively for me. Then as I got towards the ending, and thought it was predictable and had to check WebMD to verify specifics on DNA, then a whammy was thrown on me.
I wanted to see more about the angels behind the scenes, but then again the demonic forces: deception, stronghold, destroyer and corruption really played their roles in the families and church homes lives There were a couple characters held their ground and firm with their words like Sheridan and Grey, but oddly I wanted to see more of Monet and Cassia which happened at the bitter end. So I guess one would have to read through the series to see more of them, or others.
I received this Kindle eBook as a gift from an author-friend to read this author since she highly admires this author's work and figured I would enjoy the read. She was right! Adrienna Turner Dream4More Reviewer, www. I truly enjoyed this account of what happened "down at the church! However, I loved how Melinda Michelle gave an account of what happened in the spiritual realm as well as the physical realm when a member of the choir lusted after the minister of music, etc. The story had so many twists and turns, and many intriguing characters: all so well developed and linked together with pr I truly enjoyed this account of what happened "down at the church!
The story had so many twists and turns, and many intriguing characters: all so well developed and linked together with precision not always found. It appealed to all my senses I could see every character and feel their needs. I look forward to reading more of her work and seeing how Pastor Josiah keep's the kingdom builders doing God's will as well as more about Seth and Sheridan, their enlarged family since finding more relatives.
Sep 17, Angela Hodge rated it it was amazing. Surviving Sunday was very uplifting, the prayers in this book reminded me just how powerful prayer is.