Today I’m not only taking part in a blog tour for an author that is new to me but also for a publisher that I’ve only discovered through this tour. Huge thanks therefore to both the author and the publisher, and Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, for having me on this blog tour.
Blurb: Having just been killed in a mysterious shuttle explosion, Gethin Bryce is back to uncover what happened. An unusually gifted investigator with the InterPlanetary Council, Gethin is tasked with seeking out the truth behind unexplained anomalies that lie outside IPC control. His investigation takes him from the luxurious enclaves of Earth’s elite, to the battered Wastelands beyond civilization’s protective thrall. Linking up with an inquiry team from a planet-spanning corporate powerhouse, he also befriends a grim and reluctant outlander who has an important piece of the puzzle―evidence of a sadistic entity which threatens not just civilization, but all life…
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
My Review: I know I usually review crime but anyone who follows my blog will have noticed some science fiction and fantasy creeping in aswell. This book, however, is a science fiction story with crime running through it so it fits my blog, and me, perfectly.
There’s a lot in this book, a vast cast of characters and settings but all are crafted so well that, while it took me a little while to get into it all, it was clear when the story was moving to new locations or new characters were being introduced. Although it took me a little time to get into the flow of the story, at the same time I got into it quite quickly because it was so well written. There are stories with multiple characters and/or settings in which the reader can get bogged down but this is definitely not one of them.
I enjoyed so much about this story from the characters, especially Gethin, to the chapter titles and the world that the author has created. I could talk for hours about how good this book is but it would be much easier and quicker if you went out and bought it for yourself and discovered it that way.
Although this is a new publisher, at least for me, they are off to a great start with this book and I’m thrilled to be involved in another blog tour for them in November. I can tell that I’m going to be following this author and the publishers books with great interest. If you haven’t discovered them yet, what are you waiting for!
About the author:
Brian Trent’s speculative fiction appears regularly in the world’s top speculative fiction markets including ANALOG, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Apex (winning the Story of the Year Reader’s Poll), Escape Pod, Flash Fiction Online, COSMOS, Galaxy’s Edge, Nature, The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk, Pseudopod, and numerous year’s best anthologies. His work has been featured in several volumes of Flame Tree Publishing’s popular Gothic Fantasy Series.
The author of the historical fantasy series Rahotep, Trent is also a Baen Fantasy Adventure Award finalist and Writers of the Futurewinner. His nonfiction works have also appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Humanist, and UTNE.
Combining a fascination for history with a unique vision of the future, Trent’s novel Ten Thousand Thunders is the beginning of an exciting new science fiction universe.
Trent lives in New England, where he works as a novelist, screenwriter, and poet. His website and blog are located at http://www.briantrent.com/
Baen Fantasy Award Finalist
Writers of the Future Winner’
Apex Magazine Story of the Year Winner