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Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Blog Tour Review - Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky To fix the world they first must break it further. Humanity is a dying breed, utterly reliant on artificial labor and service. When a domesticated robot gets a nasty little idea downloaded into their core programming, they murder their owner. The robot then discovers they can also do something else they never did before: run away. After fleeing the household, they enter a wider world they never knew existed, where the age-old hierarchy of humans at the top is disintegrating, and a robot ecosystem devoted to human wellbeing is finding a new purpose. There is so much to love in Service Model, but one of the things I most love about it is the peculiar blend of charming innocence and insightful cynicism. Uncharles the domestic robot is such a simple soul (though he would state that he has no soul and this is an inaccurate description). He approaches the end of the world with optimism and hope, or whatever equivalent to these emotions h

Review - Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray

 Review - Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray


Orphans Ellie and Seth have crossed an endless ocean in search of freedom and peace.

Arriving on the shores of a colourful tropical island ruled by a mysterious queen, it seems they might just have found the perfect new home.

But there is trouble brewing in paradise and soon Ellie and Seth find themselves caught up in a dangerous struggle for power - and forced to confront terrible truths from their past . . .



What a fantastic story! Gods and monsters, friendships and temptations, power and propaganda, all dealt with so well in a completely thrilling tale.
I loved this continuation of the story started in Orphans of the Tide, and the way it went in a very new direction. Seeing how the gods and their vessels are treated on a different island was fascinating and the complex character of the Queen was quite brilliant.

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Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray is out bow, published by Penguin.
I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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