Hello and welcome to my stop on the RandomThingsTours Blog Tour for Ten Thousand Thunders by Brian Trent.
Many thanks to Anne for having me on this tour and to FlameTreePress for sending me a copy of the book.
As always going in with a new author it can be hard to know what to expect but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by Ten Thousand Thunders. The story was like a beautifully woven sequence that played in my mind.
About The Book
“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 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/
What I Thought
If you’re not used to sci-fi it can sometimes be hard to get into, there is quite often a lot of detail, a good amount of characters and plenty of world building. It can be overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the experience but I found Ten Thousand Thunders easy to settle into and once I got through the first few chapters I was hooked and totally immersed into new worlds between New Earth, Mars and Luna.
While New Earth and Space has a luxurious futuristic almost utopian feel to it with instant healing and even regeneration the wasteland had a bit of a Mad Max vibe about them which I loved. Throw in a few different Gods for good measure and you’re in for one hell of a ride.
I really enjoyed Ten Thousand Thunders, the more I read the more I wanted to know, I wanted to climb inside the book and explore the different places, people and things. The book itself explores human society, it doesn’t matter how seemingly advance they have become as a society the have still broken off into factions that try to outdo each other and unbeknownst to them they are being orchestrated into a war. Mankind’s downfall is Man and his need to be the best. But there is hope in our leads Gethin and Celeste they know that there is something sinister afoot and are doing what they can to stop it.
Will they survive?
Will humanity survive?
A very detailed well written futuristic adventure that will suck you right in. I really hope Brian is working on a follow-up book as I would love to dive back into this world and see what Gethin and Celeste are up too.
Many thanks again to Anne and FlameTreePress for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.