Blog Tour – Shards of Earth by Adarian Tchaikovsky

Welcome to my stop on The Write Reads’ Ultimate Blog Tour for Shards of Earth. Thank you to The Write Reads for the opportunity to take part.

Publisher: Tor UK
Publication Date:
Length: 560 pages

CW: n/a

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.


Reviewer’s Quotes

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.

Zoe’s Book Nook

Shards of Earth is more than just a promising opening salvo – it’s an all guns blazing, no holds barred adventure across space, with large scale action set pieces, frantically paced skirmishes and likeable characters. It’s a high bar to set for the first part of a trilogy, but if anyone can clear it with books two and three, it’s Adrian Tchaikovsky.

Infinite Speculation

I really appreciate politics done well in a book, I don’t like politics for the sake of it and it has to be crucial to the story. Well, I am happy to announce AT does politics great! There was such a refreshing balance in SOE because while we had fairly devoted characters they weren’t blindly loyal so I wasn’t constantly frustrated at their decisions. 

The Book In Hand

By the time the beginning slowly reeled you in and captivated you, grabbing at your attention bit by bit, you’re stuck and it’s only a tall roller coaster drop from there and on. The action and the events Just. Don’t. Stop. It keeps going and going until you’re frantically flipping through. There’s no break for Idris and his gang so there’s no break for you. Might as well grab another cup of tea and keep reading. Who cares if you have to wake up early for work tomorrow? 

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About the Author

Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of the acclaimed Shadows of the Apt fantasy series, from the first volume, Empire In Black and Gold in 2008 to the final book, Seal of the Worm, in 2014, with a new series and a standalone science fiction novel scheduled for 2015. He has been nominated for the David Gemmell Legend Award and a British Fantasy Society Award. In civilian life he is a lawyer, gamer and amateur entomologist.

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