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Shards of Earth (Final Architecture 1) - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Shards of Earth (Final Architecture 1) - Adrian Tchaikovsky

Title: Shards of Earth

Author:  Adrian Tchaikovsky

ISBN:  9781529051889

Weight:  990 g

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Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The first thrilling instalment in the Final Architecture trilogy by the Arthur C. Clarke award-winning novelist Adrian Tchaikovsky.

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 discovered 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.

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Shards of Earth
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note The Children of Time roundel on the front of the jacket is not a sticker, it’s part of the design.
Series Final Architecture trilogy – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Tor
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529051889
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 533
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 49mm
Packed weight 1.150kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Joby Sessions
Jacket design Steve Stone
Jacket images Alamy / Getty / Shutterstock

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