Ruabon by Karl Drinkwater @karldrinkwater @rararesources

About the Book:

Welcome to Tecant.
Nothing ever happens here.
Until today.
Ruabon Nadarl is just another low-ranking member of the scan crew, slaving away for the UFS which “liberated” his homeworld. To help pass the time during long shifts he builds secret personalities into the robots he controls. Despite his ingenuity, the UFS offers few opportunities for a better life.
Then Ruabon detects an intruder on the surface of a vital communications tower.
He could just report it and let the deadly UFS commandos take over, while Ruabon returns to obscurity.
Or he could break UFS laws and try to capture the intruder himself. For the UFS, only the outcome matters, not the method. If his custom-programmed drones can save the day, he’ll be a hero.
And if he fails, he’ll be dead.

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About the Author:

Karl Drinkwater writes thrilling SF, suspenseful horror, and contemporary literary fiction. Whichever you pick you’ll find interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
Karl has lived in many places but now calls Scotland his home. He’s an ex-librarian with degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science. He also studied astrophysics for a year at university, surprising himself by winning a prize for “Outstanding Performance”.
When he isn’t writing he loves guitars, exercise, computer and board games, nature, and vegan cake. Not necessarily in that order.

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My Review:

I really enjoyed Clarissa, the previous book in the Lost Tales of Solace series so I was keen to review Ruabon. Ruabon Nadarl works for the scan crew. The hours are long but he builds robot drones to make his days a little more interesting.

I am really into Star Trek and found the technical side of building things there interesting, so I thought I would like Ruabon too.

How will Ruabon cope when an intruder arrives? I was so anticipating what would happen and I wanted to move through this book. I was very much looking forward to and enjoying, how the story unfolded.

It’s not often I find a scifi book outside the Star Trek world that interests me, but I thought Ruabon was a devoted worker and a very well fleshed-out character.

As with Clarissa, author Karl Drinkwater hooked me with his worldbuilding and character development.

Thanks to Karl Drinkwater, Organic Apocalypse and Rachel’s Random Resources for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars

Author: Katherine

Hi, I'm Katherine. Words have been a passion of mine for years. Books are my go-to way to relax. I am a hopeless romantic as well as a book, fashion and beauty fanatic. I am addicted to purple (even my electric wheelchair is purple). I live with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus and am registered legally blind due to multiple visual impairments. I have been blogging (with the aid of assistive technology) since 2014 as I wanted a space for my musings on the Internet. Here, you'll find book, makeup and beauty product reviews writing-related posts as well as general chats about life. So feel free to join me. Because life is beautiful.

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