Thursday, 27 April 2023

Lords of Uncreation - Adrian Tchaikovsky



'From Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of Children of Time and winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Lords of Uncreation is the final high-octane instalment in the Final Architecture space opera trilogy.

He's found a way to end their war, but will humanity survive to see it?

Idris Telemmier has uncovered a secret that changes everything – the Architects’ greatest weakness. A shadowy Cartel scrambles to turn his discovery into a weapon against these alien destroyers of worlds. But between them and victory stands self-interest. The galaxy’s great powers would rather pursue their own agendas than stand together against this shared terror.

Human and inhuman interests wrestle to control Idris’ discovery, as the galaxy erupts into a mutually destructive and self-defeating war. The other great obstacle to striking against their alien threat is Idris himself. He knows that the Architects, despite their power, are merely tools of a higher intelligence.

Deep within unspace, where time moves differently, and reality isn’t quite what it seems, their masters are the true threat. Masters who are just becoming aware of humanity’s daring – and taking steps to exterminate this annoyance forever.'

                           MY THOUGHTS

So, here we are at the end of The Final Architecture and, my friends, this is an absolute triumph. This isn't a book you can come into blind, if you haven't read the first two TFA books you won't have a clue (and you'd be missing out on two cracking books). 

Everything about this series feels huge from the planet sized aliens to the weirdness that is Unspace but somehow Tchaikovsky seems to make it all believeable. I sometimes struggle with Sci-Fi as it can be too tech/science heavy bit this guy writes in a way that focuses more on the story than the science, the characters lead the tale and, y'know, by the time I got to the end of Lords of Uncreation (about 3 hours ago) I I actually found myself missing some of them.

 This book and this series deserve all the plaudits they will surely receive. Character driven Sci-Fi on a massive scale - pretty much what I expected from an author who never disappoints.

Highly Recommended 4.5/5*

Thanks to Black Crow PR for inviting me onto this blog tour and for arranging a review copy for me (all views are my own and not influenced in any way). Please have a look at the posts by the other reviewers on the tour (below).

One final thing - Big Praise to the cover artist, I mean, come on, how cool is that art? Stunningly gorgeous 

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