Trident's Forge: Children of a Dead Earth Book Two

Trident's Forge: Children of a Dead Earth Book Two

by Patrick S. Tomlinson

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New planet. New life. Same old S#*@.

Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world,
Tau Ceti G’s natives, the G’tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods.

But first contact between humans and g’tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark’s greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery.

Partnered with native ‘truth-digger’ Kexx, against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead.

Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857664877
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 471,037
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Patrick S Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion: stand-up comedy.

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Trident's Forge: Children of a Dead Earth Book Two 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mindywan More than 1 year ago
What is it with the ze and zer? If the words are intended as pronouns, they're missing the mark. The same person is indicated as a male and female in the same sentence. The same with Varrs - sometimes it indicates a time frame and in other instances a person. It's confusing and distracting. I'm having a hard time staying focused on the story itself.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Bryan Benson sounds like one of those silly names Arnold Schwarzenneger would play in his action films. Not realistic. The author needs to learn brevity. Some of the descriptions of the landscapes were cool but there was just so much needless information added and it was easy to start zoning out.
Raquel Brunetti More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the time and the money!
Silk-Serif More than 1 year ago
I requested Trident's Forge from NetGalley without really knowing what to expect. I'd never read Patrick S. Tomlinson before and I certainly wasn't sure how the plot would go, but thankfully I decided to take a chance. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself immersed into a world of strange beings, deep questions about the dishonesty of humanity, a whodunit mystery supported by a strong cast of characters. The G'tel is a cleverly crafted, plausible but alien society that exists on a world that is, for the most part, familiar to humans. I have always enjoyed science fiction because of the pure creativity that goes into creating new worlds, cultures and species. The entire spirit of science fiction is one that allows anything to be possible - entire worlds can be created and entire cultures can be developed no matter how implausible they seem. Tomlinson obviously did plenty of research to develop the G'tel: a species composed of loose limbs, headcress and shifting-coloured skin for communication. These elements of biology in the G'tel are both foreign and familiar in our current world's animal populations and yet, at their very core, the G'tel have similar drives and motivations as humans: love, loss and honor. In the end, the G'tel are an unfamiliar civilization, with some interesting social characteristics, which are explored sufficiently to emphasize the exotic while illuminating the key qualities that make us human. Trident's Forge is a fast action science fiction novel that doesn't disappoint with strong characters that continue to develop as they begin to understand their new, alien neighbours. This novel is also exceptionally good at creating interesting mysteries that span a continent and that initially appear to be completely unrelated. In the end, Trident's Forge is an exciting second installment of what appears to be a fantastic series. I am definitely looking forward to book three of the Children of a Dead Earth series! Trident's Forge is a well written novel that kept me obsessively reading until the last page. This book will appeal to readers who enjoy science fiction, whodunit mysteries, action and adventure and first contact novels. I would definitely recommend reading Trident's Forge if you're in the mood to read something unique and exceptionally well written. It's not required to read The Ark, book one of the Children of a Dead Earth series, as Trident's Forge is a book that can be consumed as a stand alone.
Muttcafe More than 1 year ago
Humans may have discovered how to live together in peace during their time on the Ark. but that doesn’t mean that human vices, particularly greed, have been extinguished.   Bryan Benson saved humanity once already.  Now the denizens of the Ark are settling on Tau Ceti G, building a colony which will hopefully thrive.  The natives of the planet, the G’tel are sentient and have their own civilization.   When circumstance mandates first contact between the humans and the g’tel, the situation goes drastically awry.  An unknown group of natives attacks both the humans and the villagers hosting them.  Many on both sides are killed. Suspiciously, the leader of the team, the head of the colony, dies suddenly after being in stable condition throughout the return to the colony.  Voices decry the need to attack and eliminate the G’tel. Bryan Benson decides to stay with the G’tel and investigate alongside their truth-digger Kexx.  If they can’t discover who plotted the attack, a war is likely to occur, a war the G-tel have little hope of surviving.  The investigation takes place on two fronts.  Bryan’s wife, the new chief of security is examining the roots of the conspiracy at home.  Old enemies become new allies in the hopes of finding the truth. Trident’s Forge is an impressive follow-up to The Ark.  Both are riveting page-turners combining mystery and adventure.  Patrick Tomlinson does an amazing job in his creation of the G’tel, their bodies, culture, and language.  I can’t wait to see what will be in the third book of his trilogy. 5/5 Trident’s Forge is available for preorder and will be released April 5, 2016. I received a copy of Trident’s Forge from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review. —Crittermom