Publication Date: Out now!!!
Formats: Hardback & Ebook
Price: Hb £18.99/ Ebook £9.99
I would like to say a huge thank you to the amazing and wonderful team The Writes Reads team you guys are awesome and thank you for inviting me on this mind blowing, action packed adventure book’s tour. I would also like to say thank you to the publisher Tor for allowing me access to a digital copy and a finished copy (I have to say it there is something special coming next month so look out for it next month…. something you sci fi fans will love to get your greedy paws on and trust me you do) anyway…. Thank you to BlackCrow PR for just everything and I mean it. So now the big thank you and I really cannot believe I am saying this, thank you so much Adrian Tchaikovsky for your amazing and enviable ability to create a galaxy and universe where everything is familiar yet not and how utterly crap we are as humans to keep things together lol, even when we have something bigger, faster and more deadly than us…. what do we do? we fight among ourselves and yet at the same time there is always hope. Intrigued? let’s head to the blurb and find out more.
The war is over.
It’s heroes forgotten.
Until one chance discovery……
Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade his mind in the war. And one of humanity’s heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers.
Eighty years ago, Earth was destroyed by an alien enemy. Many escaped, but millions more died. So mankind created enhanced humans such as Idris – who could communicate mind-to-mind with our aggressors. Then these ‘Architects’ simply disappeared and Idris and his kind become obsolete.
Now, Idris and his crew have something strange, abandoned in space. It’s clearly the work of the Architects – but are they really returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy as they search for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, and many would kill to obtain it…..
Oh boy as soon as I started reading this bad boy, I knew I was in for one hell of a ride, Tchaikovsky really creates worlds that just blow your mind apart and then tweaks it just a little till its all chaos, darkness and utter utter despair….. and I LOVE IT!!! *evil laughter* ahem sorry don’t know where that came from. But seriously I was hooked from the first page and just couldn’t put it down and if I really had to I was still lost in that world, I worried about those characters, I needed to know what would happen, how would things turn out? omg!!!!
Seriously I couldn’t put this book down and had to read a whole to chapters before I could go to bed because I. Just.Needed.To.Know.Now. For every book lover out there, there are some books that really affect you, and there are some books that make you laugh, cry,gasp with horror and excitement and just enchant you with their magic, This book really did it for me. Shards of Earth, is about humans suddenly realising they are not as dangerous or alone in the universe (and really wish they hadn’t been stupid to send out messages into the void… lol) and that sometimes when we are at our lowest ebb, we can do extraordinary things and really kick some ass (I am channeling a character shhh!!). honestly I really loved all the characters, even the truly psychotic, grumpy, snarky, dubious ones.
I really don’t think I can do this book justice, its not just any sci fi book, its adventure, filled with love, warmth, friendships, family yes there are moments of pain, shock and horror and so much tragedy oh so much (cries at one particular scene… I will not mention it because spoilers, but because oooff I still haven’t got over it and damn you Tchaikovsky lol). I will say this now you need to read this book, if you love Star Trek, discovery and all those other Star Trek stuff, and Babylon 5 basically anything that has a punch yet still delivers on humanities strengths and weaknesses and what it means to be human and how to come back when you think all hope is lost. I love love love this book, and I want more and am desperate to see these brilliant, odd yet beautiful people again.
I am also impressed how Tchaikovsky uses disabilities as strengths not weaknesses and how he also touches on mental health and how it affects us all even ones we have enhanced, because yes we have made them more, but we have also punished them and taken away stuff which separates them from us and this can lead to many complications. This to me felt real, yet so far in the future that it’s almost alien…. (ok I will grab my bags lol).
If you love all things sci fi, if you love an action packed adventure, filled with dangers, fights, hilarious escapes and sarcastic wit that can draw blood… this is one for you. And even if this is your first foray into sci fi, this is such an engrossing read that I know it will hook you in. So please get this book in your hands and start to read it…. am awaiting his next one with the greatest impatience and so should you be.
Ratings: 5 🌟s and a large ☕️ and a large 🍰 two maybe three 🍪….. then repeat this process four or five times 😂 honestly you will need the rush.
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading (ooo my old haunt) to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he’s a keen live role-player and occasional amateaur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possible excepting his son.
I hope you have enjoyed my humble and small post of this brilliant, fantastic and out of this world book (yes yes yes I did go there lol). I really urge you to read this book, it just has everything you need, I won’t spoil anything for you…. but everyone dies sorry….. lol (JOKE) I mean this is book one? right? I am impatient for more. If you want to know where to buy you can find this in Waterstones, any independents and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!