Author: Rhett C. Bruno
Publication: June 21st 2016 by Hydra
Genre: Science Fiction ~ Thriller
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This review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
In this gritty and innovative science-fiction thriller in the vein of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, turmoil on one of Saturn’s moons rattles Earth’s most powerful citizens—and draws one planet-hopping rogue into a fight he never saw coming.
Malcolm Graves lives by two rules: finish the job, and get paid. After thirty years as a collector, chasing bounties and extinguishing rebellions throughout the solar system, Malcolm does what he’s told, takes what he’s earned, and leaves the questions to someone else—especially when it comes to the affairs of offworlders.
But his latest mission doesn’t afford him that luxury. After a high-profile bombing on Earth, the men who sign Malcolm’s paychecks are clamoring for answers. Before he can object, the corporation teams him up with a strange new partner who’s more interested in statistics than instinct and ships them both off to Titan, the disputed moon where humans have been living for centuries. Their assignment is to hunt down a group of extremists: Titanborn dissidents who will go to any length to free their home from the tyranny of Earth.
Heading into hostile territory, Malcolm will have to use everything he’s learned to stay alive. But he soon realizes that the situation on the ground is much more complex than he anticipated . . . and much more personal.
I knew that after reading This Long Vigil (which is a short story that takes place 100 years later) that Titanborn would be amazing. It was every bit as spectacular as I had hoped it would be and more so.
I absolutely loved the main character Malcolm Graves. Aside from having a badass name, he was pretty badass himself. After a bombing on earth, the people Malcolm works for team him up with a new partner to hunt down the terrorists behind it.
The world and character building in this book was topnotch. I loved the dazzling action, too There was never a boring moment, not even for a second. And as this book is a science fiction thriller, there was a lot of space travel involved, which as a huge sci-fi fan I also loved.
The ending was really unexpected to me and quite shocking. I hadn’t expected all that to happen, which makes this book even greater. It also has me wondering if that was it, or if there will be another book. I really need one, that’s for sure.
Overall, Titanborn by Rhett C. Bruno was fantastic. I literally have nothing negative to say about this story. I loved the story, the characters, the nonstop action and the the author’s writing. I would very highly recommend this book.
Rhett has been writing since before he can remember, scribbling down what he thought were epic stories when he was young to show to his friends and family. He currently works at an Architecture firm, but that hasn’t stopped him from recording the tales bouncing around inside of his head. Rhett is the author of “The Circuit Series” and “Titanborn.”