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Tridents Forge

#2 Children of a Dead Earth

Patrick S Tomlinson Lee Gibbons



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Angry Robot
21 November 2018
New planet. New life. Same old S#

Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G's natives, the G'tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods.

But first contact between humans and g'tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark's greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery.

Partnered with native 'truth-digger' Kexx, against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead.

Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.

File Under-Science Fiction
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Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 106mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   222g
ISBN:   9780857664877
ISBN 10:   0857664875
Series:   Children of a Dead Earth
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Patrick S. Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Ford Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for performing stand-up comedy.

Reviews for Tridents Forge (#2 Children of a Dead Earth)

Another amazing story with all the twists and turns I've come to expect from Patrick S. Tomlinson. With a great mix of science fiction, action and mystery it is wonderfully written and it's not world building but as the author said it's 'race building', so don't miss out on the turbulent ups and downs that had me undeniably hooked throughout the entire thing. - Books in Brogan A solid read, and one I definitely recommend. - Strange Currencies I could not put Trident's Forge down, and read it in one marathon sitting. That is as much due to the writing style and characters as the non-stop, nail-biting story thread. If you're an outer space sci-fi geek like I am, you're going to love this series! - Popcorn Reads If you've not tried The Ark, I'd start there first - but come back to this one, it'll reward your effort. - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews Trident's Forge, by Patrick S. Tomlinson is a wild space opera story, full of mystery and plenty of action and makes for an entertaining read. - Looking for a Good Book

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