The Architects may be back. And they’re still angry.

Shards of Earth (The Final Architects, #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky is one of my favourite books of 2021. You can read my review here. An excellent piece of space opera with great world building and a nicely imagined ensemble cast, that reminded me a little of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.

The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author of Children of Time brings us an extraordinary new space opera about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man’s discovery will save or destroy us all.

I listened to the the audiobook, narrated by Sophie Aldred. It‘s worth getting, she is good. She also narrated his Doors of Eden, another book with very imaginative world building.

I think that fans of the author know by now that the man is a writing machine. I was very happy to discover that part 2 of this trilogy, Eyes of the Void (The Final Architecture Book 2), will already be published at the end of April. I hope there will be an audio again, with the same narrator.

Mentioning Small, Angry Planet obviously reminds me again, that I still want to continue with that series. Maybe I‘ll manage to get to A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers in 2022…