Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy, #1)

by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy, #1)

by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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This high-stakes space-based adventure will be perfect for those who loved Children of Time, also by 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 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.

Shards of Earth is the first thrilling instalment in the Final Architecture trilogy - by the Arthur C. Clarke award-winning novelist Adrian Tchaikovsky.

Praise for Adrian Tchaikovsky:

'Brilliant science fiction' - James McAvoy on Children of Time


'Full of sparkling, speculative invention' - Stephen Baxter on The Doors of Eden

  • ISBN10 1529051886
  • ISBN13 9781529051889
  • Publish Date 27 May 2021
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint Tor
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 560
  • Language English