Review: Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Series: The Final Architects Trilogy #1
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Orbit
Released: August 3rd, 2021
Received: NetGalley

4 kitties

Shards of Earth is the first novel in Adrian Tchaikovsky’s latest series, The Final Architects Trilogy. It’s an extensive science fiction novel, as only Tchaikovsky could ever dream of pulling off.

Mankind had to find new ways to stay alive following the destruction of the earth. They created enhanced humans, ones with linked minds and the ability to communicate with the enemies. It made them the deadliest of opponents. And humanity’s best defense.

Idris is one of those humans. After the Architects vanished, it seemed like people such as him had no purpose in the great expanse of space. However, Idris and his lot know that war is never far behind, especially when questions have been left unanswered.

Honestly, I’m almost at a loss for words here. Shards of Earth is every bit the intense and expansive science fiction novel that I had hoped it would be. Arguably, it is so much more than that. In fact, my brain is already demanding a second read-through of this novel, just to make sure that I captured every detail.

On that note, it’s probably worth mentioning that it is every bit as dense as it is tense. There is a lush backstory for readers to delve into, not to mention a plethora of characters and motivations to understand and appreciate.

It makes the world (universe) come to life, and it feels vibrant and threatening all in one. It’s perfect, especially for fans of epic space operas. This is a novel that will not disappoint; I can promise you that much.

Thanks to Orbit and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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