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 94%
tense 45%
mysterious 44%
challenging 37%
reflective 30%
dark 29%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 15%
emotional 13%
informative 10%
sad 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 32%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 59% | A mix: 33% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 36% | No: 26%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 38% | No: 19%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 36% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 26% | N/A: 1%

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