Over 25 ago, Kenneth Johnson created V, a story of an alien reptilian race that comes to Earth with not the best of intentions. They fool us into believing that they have come to our planet with only good things in mind - friendship, exploration and cooperation. Their society is far more advanced than ours. They are able to help cure and rid Earth of many problems we face, such as illness and disease. However, in time it is come to be known they have come to Earth for two precious resources, food and water. Covertly, they start taking both the residents of this planet and its abundance of water supply up into their giant spaceships. Scientists learn of this happening, and they begin a resistance movement against the Visitors.
During the early to mid-1980s, V captured a generation with two miniseries and a television series to follow that told the story of the resistance's fight against the reptile race. Since the end of the television run many fans have asked for the story to continue on, and now Kenneth Johnson has done so with a new novel, V: The Second Generation. This will be followed by an adaptation of the novel, to be aired on television in 2009. This novel begins 20 after the Visitors first appeared on planet Earth. Many familiar characters from the original miniseries have returned for this sequel.
In the novel, we see a new alien race come to our planet, but early on it isn't clear if they are friend or foe. The Zedti come hoping to aid the resistance and save their own people from a battle with the Visitors. At what cost, though? That is what we find out while reading this novel. Are they as friendly to our cause as they first appear to be? The group of resistance fighters led still by Juliet Parrish must decide if they believe these new aliens are to be trusted. The lives of millions hangs in the balance as they fight to rid themselves and their planet from the rule of the visitors. All this while trying to take back the people they have lost and are held captive aboard the alien mother ships and their water resources held above the planet in the same.