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Shards of Earth

(The first book in the Final Architects Trilogy series)
A novel by

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.
The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . .
Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade him in the war. And one of humanity's heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers.
After earth was destroyed, mankind created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. In the silence of space they could communicate, mind-to-mind, with the enemy. Then their alien aggressors, the Architects, simply disappeared - and Idris and his kind became obsolete.
Now, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space. It's clearly the work of the Architects - but are they returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy hunting for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, that many would kill to obtain.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2021 : USA Hardback

Title: Shards of Earth (Volume 1) (The Final Architects Trilogy, 1)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 0-316-70585-3 / 978-0-316-70585-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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May 2021 : UK Hardback

Title: Shards of Earth (The Final Architecture)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5290-5188-6 / 978-1-5290-5188-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Shards of Earth: The Final Architects Book 1
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
ISBN: 1-5290-5189-4 / 978-1-5290-5189-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA Kindle edition

Title: Shards of Earth (The Final Architects Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   

May 2021 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Shards of Earth (The Final Architecture Book 1)
Author(s): Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA