Children of Ruin

Children of Ruin

The astonishing sequel to Children of Time, the award-winning novel of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.

Long ago, Earth's terraforming program sent ships out to build new homes for humanity among the stars and made an unexpected discovery: a planet with life. But the scientists were unaware that the alien ecosystem was more developed than the primitive life forms originally discovered.

Now, thousands of years later, the Portiids and their humans have sent an exploration vessel following fragmentary radio signals. They discover a system in crisis, warring factions trying to recover from an apocalyptic catastrophe arising from what the early terraformers awoke all those years before.

Title:Children of Ruin
Edition Language:English
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  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    Well well well... took me long enough :P...

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher—Pan Macmillan—in exchange for an honest review3.5/5 starsChildren of Ruin retained everything that’s great about the Children of Time by following its predecessor...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Not as good as the first one but still awesome! What with spiders I fell in love with Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾...

  • Olivia

    I received this from Netgalley, but this household has already purchased the audiobook.Let me talk about Adrian Tchaikovsky for a moment: I'm always surprised to find that he's not selling books as th...

  • Bradley

    I admit that I was afraid that this might not have turned out as good ... as brilliant ... as the Children of Time, but now that I've read it, I'm happy to say that I'm very happy indeed.We left our s...

  • Nataliya

    “You expand our world. We cure your singularity. Isn’t that a good?” I do think that Children of Ruin is actually even better than its predecessor Children of Time — more complex, more nuan...

  • carol.

    Timed out at page 203. To be continued.Thoughts: The narrative proved more disjointed than the first; there's a dual story going on with the upgraded humans from the first book, and a team of explorat...

  • Jilly

    Not as good as the first book.(How many times has that sentence been written here?)So, our spider race and Humans from the last book are now out exploring space like the Star Trek gang and they come a...

  • Phrynne

    Not quite as good as Children of Time but only because that one had the advantage of surprise. Children of Ruin is a little more predictable because it takes us back into the world of terra forming ju...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/05/09/...Children of Time was my first experience with Adrian Tchaikovsky, and it was like a revelation. This was a book I loved so muc...