Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky

565 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced

Description

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 unexpec...

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Moods

adventurous 93%
mysterious 47%
tense 47%
challenging 37%
reflective 31%
dark 28%
hopeful 26%
inspiring 16%
emotional 14%
informative 12%
sad 3%
funny 2%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 32%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 58% | A mix: 34% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 26%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 37% | No: 21%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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