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.
Quotes from Reviewers:
“The first book in The Final Architects series is just the latest sparkling jewel from an author with a firm grasp on his craft. SF readers across the globe should gobble this one up with much delight.” Nick at Out of this World SFF
“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…” Zoe at 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.” Ollie at Infinite Speculation
“If you are a Tchaikovsky fan or a lover of the sci-fi genre, I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with this book (it was awesome!). If you like reading about space battles, intergalactic missions, outer space civilizations, aliens and spaceships, Shards of Earth has all of these things and you will be entertained for days. Certainly give it a go!” Noly at The Artsy Reader
“If I were to rank the new novels I read so far this year, I would place Shards of Earth at the top spot. It has everything I look for in a novel: world building, fleshed out identifiable characters, the pacing of the story, and best of all, space travel.” Prex at The Vitery-Basco University