The Expert System’s Champion

The Expert System’s Champion

It’s been ten years since Handry was wrenched away from his family and friends, forced to wander a world he no longer understood. But with the help of the Ancients, he has cobbled together a life, of sorts, for himself and his fellow outcasts.

Wandering from village to village, welcoming the folk that the townships abandon, fighting the monsters the villagers cannot—or dare not—his ever-growing band of misfits has become the stuff of legend, a story told by parents to keep unruly children in line.

But there is something new and dangerous in the world, and the beasts of the land are acting against their nature, destroying the towns they once left in peace.

And for the first time in memory, the Ancients have no wisdom to offer…

Title:The Expert System’s Champion
Edition Language:English
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  • Jamie

    My mind is blown. Again. Just when I thought I had figured out where this was going, BAM! Now I feel ashamed at having thought that Adrian Tchaikovsky might have dreamed up something that us mere mort...

  • Lindsay

    Many years after the events of the previous book, the Severed are now referred to as the Order of Cain by themselves and the Bandage-Men by the villagers. They have carved out a place for themselves i...

  • Justine

    I reminded myself that we were the lords of the unnatural. We had made ourselves the ambassadors between the people of the villages and that other unseen world the ancestors had come from. The world t...

  • Goran

    I really enjoyed the first novella but this just feels like more of the same. I still enjoyed it, I was just hoping for it to be more different. ...

  • Lata

    Taking place ten years after the end of The Expert System's Brother, Handry is now head of his group of Severed, now known as the Order of Cain. There have been some radical changes in the world of vi...

  • Mackenzie (bookish_black_hole)

    review is up on my blog! :) find it here: http://colourmeread.com/the-expert-sy......

  • S.J. Higbee

    I struggled with this one initially, which was something of a disappointment – and not a usual experience with Tchaikovsky’s writing. There is a Prologue that goes on for 9% of the book that doesn...

  • Laura (crofteereader)

    I loved the choice to show us the actual "Ancestors" we heard about in the previous book - to see the dichotomy of this hostile environment from both arrival and survival. Handry felt more compelling ...

  • Thomas

    The world of the Expert System novellas is a complex one. It took me a while to get a handle on what the world was, in the first one, and here in the second, it took me a while to get a handle on the ...

  • Fernando Goulart

    Great sequel! Handry and his sister Melory returns ten years after the events depicted on the first book, to discover new strange alien species, and a great mystery behind them. I love this novella fo...