Ten Thousand Thunders
By Brian Trent
Gethin Bryce is an investigator of anomalies for the InterPlanetary Council (IPC). When he is killed in a mysterious shuttle explosion, Gethin is brought back to determine what caused it. Through his investigation, he gains some companions. Jack and Keiko work for Prometheus Industries, a powerful corporation. And an outlander named Celeste, who despite her reluctance has key information. With a war brewing in the present, the group traverses the Earth and learn that the history doesn’t always stay in the past.
I’m going to start with a bit of a warning, this is not a light read. While not a particularly long book, the plot is complex and the the storytelling highly detailed. So if you are looking for a light, quick read, this is probably not the book for you.
That being said, Ten Thousand Thunders is a good book! The story is intriguing. The more I read, the more I wanted to know. There were instances where the amount of detail took a little away from the story, as it felt unnecessary. But overall, it was imaginative and original.
It took me a little while to get into the book. The first part of the book presents a lot of new characters, organizations, and technology really fast. All while the reader is trying to grasp the construct of this futuristic society. But the locations are familiar, and there are some parallels between present culture and this universe. Once I go the lay of the land, so to speak, I was invested and had a hard time putting it down.
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Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from Flame Tree Press in exchange for an honest review.