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The Goblin Emperor (Paperback, 2019, REBCA) 5 stars

Maia, the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, …


5 stars

Content warning mild spoilies on general theme

Doors Of Eden (Hardcover) 4 stars

From the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Doors of Eden is an extraordinary …


4 stars

Wide-spanning and imaginative. If you're feeling sceptic in the beginning, give it until at least the second set of characters are introduced proper—I feel that's when the book was coming into its stride.

Consistently entertaining and engaging, I never felt like I was slogging through a chapter to reach the end. At times, a bit too many pop-cultural references, but within acceptable bounds given the YA bent of the novel.

I'd say this is recommended if you're a fan of other Tchaikovsky novels :)

Iron Sunrise (2005, Time Warner Books Uk) 4 stars


4 stars

solid space opera that improves upon the world-building set out by the first book.

slightly messy reading experience, but might have just been my edition; perspectives would suddenly change from one character to a completely different one, in another part of the world without any type of signifier (e.g ***, or new chapter heading, although there were the latter at times)

Children of Ruin (Paperback, 2020, Pan Macmillan) 4 stars

The astonishing sequel to Children of Time, the award-winning novel of humanity’s battle for survival …

Review of "Children of Ruin"

4 stars

Decent read! Unexpectedly enjoyed having previously read one of the author's reference books (if you have gotten into Children of Ruin you might be able to guess which topic it concerns :) Less bombastic storyline than Children of Time, a larger focus on cognition in general