Welcome to my spot on the blog tour for Ruabon by Karl Drinkwater. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour. Read on for more info and my review.
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.
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Ruabon by Karl Drinkwater is the fourth novella in the Lost Tales of Solace series. I absolutely love that these novels explore minor characters and side events that we didn’t get to see in the main Lost Solace novels. It is worth mentioning that if you haven’t read the main novels, you probably shouldn’t start with these novellas.
Karl Drinkwater builds this world and characters so well. I feel like I know the characters and I felt like I was in the story. It is such an inventive tale, and I really enjoy getting all of this extra story from a series I loved.
Ruabon is exciting and perfectly paced. I didn’t put this down and read it in a single day. It’s short, but also addicting.
I highly recommend this entire set of books, but if you’re caught up to now, you definitely don’t want to miss Ruabon.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the review copy and the opportunity to honestly review this book on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
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”. Karl is an active member of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA), the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
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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