Blog Tour – Court of the Grandchildren by Michael Muntisov and Greg Finlayson

Welcome to my stop on Court of the Grandchildren blog tour! Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for the opportunity to take part.

Publisher: Odyssey Books
Publication Date:
23/03/2021
Length: 307 pages
Genre:
Sci-Fi | Dystopian

CW: n/a

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Lily Miyashiro lives much as any twenty-nine-year-old in 2050’s America. Her job is busy, resettling climate refugees from the coastal cities. Then she gets a call. She has family she never knew about. And they want something from her she doesn’t want to give.

Lily is one of the young, reliant on artificial intelligence and facing an uncertain future.

David Moreland was a bigwig during the world’s golden age. He is old and almost forgotten… until he is drawn into the realm of the Climate Court. Now a whole generation seeks to condemn him.

When Lily meets David, she is forced to confront events from her past that she would prefer to forget. Feeling trapped, she hires a young lawyer. Is it to defend David, or to deny the past?

In a world that seems comfortably like the present, hints of sinister differences begin to emerge, and the stakes are raised beyond David’s fate.

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Reviewer’s Quotes

I Iiked it, it’s a fast read with good premise. And I felt it was creative to show this as an actual trial. It makes a case for looking towards the future and making an effort now, rather than looking back and placing blame.

Margot Meanders

Court of the Grandchildren is a dark book that makes us look at the consequences of our actions of the past and present. We can look at what we have caused and declare us, all of us, guilty. 

Julia Sara Porter, Bookworm Reviews

I thought for a long time about how to label this mixture of high-quality techniques. It’s a kind of addictive style: subtle in its implications, but never unclear; always detailed, but never overloaded; most of the time forceful and demanding, but never brutal. 

Dr. A-K Barfuß

As to the read itself, it’s well done and flows nicely. Each scene grabs in its own way, which makes it hard to put down. Something is always happening, and everything leaves an impact. The court scenes are well done as they take the view of the transcript, and the other chapters seamlessly slide between the characters and make each thought and action clear as well as interesting.

Tonja Drecker

About the Authors

Michael Muntisov
Mike’s professional expertise was in making drinking water safe. He was the editor of a non-fiction book on water treatment, sales proceeds of which were donated to Water Aid. After a global consulting career spanning 35 years, Mike finally got around to writing his first work of fiction. Before he knew it, he was a playwright as well.

Greg Finlayson
Having played in a rock band during his University days, Greg has recently returned to the music scene, where with his teenage daughter he does improv Jazz sets at local clubs. During the day, Greg consults for water authorities around Australia and the USA in fields such as desalination, integrated water management and climate change planning.

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