Welcome to Tecant. Nothing ever happens here. Until today.
Welcome to one of the July 22nd stops on the blog tour for Ruabon by Karl Drinkwater with Rachel’s Random Resources. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for lots more reviews!
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About the Book
Lost Tales Of Solace Book Four
by Karl Drinkwater
Published 1 July 2021
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 78
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Welcome to Tecant.
Nothing ever happens here.
Ruabon Nadarl is just another low-ranking member of the scan crew, slaving away for the UFS which “liberated” his homeworld. To help pass the time during long shifts he builds secret personalities into the robots he controls. Despite his ingenuity, the UFS offers few opportunities for a better life.
Then Ruabon detects an intruder on the surface of a vital communications tower.
He could just report it and let the deadly UFS commandos take over, while Ruabon returns to obscurity.
Or he could break UFS laws and try to capture the intruder himself. For the UFS, only the outcome matters, not the method. If his custom-programmed drones can save the day, he’ll be a hero.
And if he fails, he’ll be dead.
Lost Tales of Solace are short side-stories set in the Lost Solace universe.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Ruabon as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Rachel’s Random Resources. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Ruabon is a fun, quick read of space opera flavour, and I’m pleased to say I enjoyed it much more than the previous book. This one feels like a stand-alone and went much better for me than Clarissa as someone who hasn’t read anything else by this author before these tours.
There’s a lot of technology discussed in Ruabon, and as a lifelong fan of media like Star Strek and Star Wars, I absolutely loved getting up close and personal with the space craft in this one. Ruabon is a compelling, relatable character and I would love to read longer stories focused on this young man!
If you like science fiction, particularly space opera, check out this series!
About the Author
Karl Drinkwater writes thrilling SF, suspenseful horror, and contemporary literary fiction. Whichever you pick you’ll find interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
Karl has lived in many places but now calls Scotland his home. He’s an ex-librarian with degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science. He also studied astrophysics for a year at university, surprising himself by winning a prize for “Outstanding Performance”.
When he isn’t writing he loves guitars, exercise, computer and board games, nature, and vegan cake. Not necessarily in that order.
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