Shards of Earth Shards of Earth
Book 1 - The Final Architecture

Shards of Earth

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Publisher Description

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us an extraordinary space opera about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man's discovery will save or destroy us all.
The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . . Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war. And one of humanity's heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers. After earth was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. In the silence of space they could communicate, mind-to-mind, with the enemy. Then their alien aggressors, the Architects, simply disappeared—and Idris and his kind became obsolete. Now, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space. It's clearly the work of the Architects—but are they returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy hunting for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, that many would kill to obtain.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2021
August 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orbit
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.2
MB

Customer Reviews

dfra51 ,

Pretty Dang Good

Beginning to like Tchaikovsky more. Looking forward to the next volume.

PetroleumSun ,

It's just ok

I've enjoyed several of this author's stories. This particular one, not so much. It's like the book has been created using scraps of various standard tropes, a patchwork of stuff that's been done so many times before. The imagery is weak. Also... the paradigm of Anglo-centric writing styles in sci-fi is getting very tiresome. It's like we took the London culture and expanded it to fit a universe... double yawn. This particular novel just dragged a bit overall.

Alannnnnnnxcv ,

Awesome book

Really enjoyed this one! The world building is great and the action is great.

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