Hello lovely people!
Today’s my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour hosted by The Write Reads for Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky! A major thank you to Tor and the author for providing me with an ecopy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
I’m just about done with the book and loving it so far. I’ve already shed my first tears over certain events and any book that gets me to cry is a good book in my opinion.
The war is over. Its 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 became 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.
I’m about 60% of the way through, not there to make the full impression yet, but enough to catch the right idea. I went into this book thinking it’s time I tackled one of my least favorite subgenres, space opera. I did grow up with Star Wars and was alright with it, but nothing about it ever struck me as outstanding enough to catch my attention. I especially didn’t care of the spaceships and interplanetary travels at least at least until Shards of Earth. I’m loving what I’m reading so far. The lore has been amazing, despite a bit overwhelming at first. I think my biggest impression of this book right now is that it’s been such a great read so far that I’m a little fearful my review isn’t going to do it any justice!
I’m intending on using the last day of my current PTO break to finish the last chunk of this book and I can’t wait to see how the remaining 40% will be like. So far, Shards of Earth has not disappointed me and I’m not expecting that feeling to taper anytime soon.