Review of Children of Time

October 24, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★½

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Review of Children of TimeChildren of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Published by Audible Studios on 05-02-17
Length: 16:30
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
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three-half-stars

A race for survival among the stars... Humanity's last survivors escaped earth's ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers?

WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH?

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

This book is about the future descendants of mankind who flee earth in ark ships after the Earth becomes inhabitable, and likewise about a race of spiders who evolved and became sentient on a world terraformed by humans before their downfall. Now, the (presumably) last remaining ark ship finds this spider planet to be the only place they can resettle. The book follows both parties until they ultimately meet at the end. The whole setup was really interesting and I found the evolution and perspective of the spiders to be really entertaining. Most of the humans were a bit flat or otherwise missing a backbone (the main character who was a “classicist”), but overall the story was intriguing and gripping and worth listening to. The narrator did a superb job and really gave it a nice slant with the British accent. The worst part of this book was really the over-the-top profanity from the human characters.

three-half-stars
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