Thursday, March 30, 2017

Showcase - Review - From Ice To Ashes - Rhett Bruno

I'm so excited to bring you my review and a short showcase for this sci-fantastic new, just released novel, From Ice To Ashes a, a stand alone set in his Titanborn world. 
HERE'S the link to our conversation about the upcoming series.

ISBN-13: 9780399181610
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Release Date: 03/28/2017
Length: 298pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IBooks

A humble laborer is caught in the tensions between Earth and Titan, the now-colonized moon of Saturn, in a standalone novel set in the universe of Titanborn (“Sci-fi noir at its finest!”—David Simpson, author of the Post-Human series).

Kale Drayton knows his place. As a Ringer born on Titan, he’s used to keeping his head down and his mouth shut—no matter how much the Earthers abuse him or his own kind berate him. So when he’s caught stealing from a wealthy merchant, he’s lucky to be sentenced to low-paying maintenance work on a gas-harvesting ship instead of life in a cell . . . or worse.

But when his mother is quarantined, Kale finds himself backed into a corner. To pay for her medicine, he needs money—the kind of money he’ll never make sweeping floors and cleaning ships. So when he receives a mysterious offer asking him to do a simple job in exchange for his mother’s treatment, Kale takes a chance once more. All he has to do is upload a program onto his employer’s ship and all of his problems will disappear.

What starts as a straightforward smuggling gig soon reveals its shattering repercussions. The people who hired Kale are more dangerous than he suspected—and he’s more important to them than he ever could have imagined.


Praise for Titanborn

“Bruno uses skillful worldbuilding and rising tension to construct a fast-paced, action-packed tale of the far future.”Publishers Weekly

“A relentless sci-fi thriller with characters that leap off the page and a chilling ending that will leave you breathless.”—Nicholas Sansbury Smith, USA Today bestselling author of Hell Divers and the Extinction Cycle series

“Rhett C. Bruno has created a wonderful tale of intrigue and conspiracy, one that throws an underdog into the deep end and keeps us at the edge of our seats. Fans of The Expanse are sure to love From Ice to Ashes.”—Justin Sloan, writer on Telltale Games’ Tales from the Borderlands series and bestselling author of the Reclaiming Honor Series

“[Rhett C. Bruno is] a master at world building, character development, and the art of storytelling. . . . Tragedy, noir, ethical action saga . . . Whatever it is, Bruno spins it with consummate skill.”—Perihelion

From Ice to Ashes is a powerful story of oppression and discrimination, expertly painted in the colours of a science-fiction future set among the moons of Saturn.”—By Rite of Word

Praise for Titanborn
“A fun romp around the solar system . . . Raw and gritty . . . A thoroughly enjoyable read . . . Don’t miss out on this sci-fi gem!”—M. Pax, author of the Backworlds series

“Bruno expertly weaves action, capitalism, smuggling, fragile alliances, and revolution around the hard choices of a life-worn man who regrets always following orders.”Publishers Weekly
My Review
Titanborn #2
From Ice to Ashes
Rhett Bruno

Rhett Bruno’s new release, From Ice to Ashes, is a kick-butt, non-stop sci-fi space odyssey set in our solar system on Saturn and her Moons. He features a world in civil strife told via a fluent and vividly descriptive narrative from the perspective of the native inhabitants cruelly suppressed by colonizing intruders. His unlikely, fantastically flawed hero and cast of downtrodden costars will captivate and keep readers on edge in this fast-paced plot driven sci-fi thriller. Although From Ice to Ashes shares a setting with his previous novel Titanborn it’s only loosely linked and stands well alone
Centuries ago fearing total inhalation from a meteorite, earth sent a single ship into space to save the species which eventually landed on and colonized Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and called themselves Ringers.

Meanwhile-the survivors of earth rebuilt their world and sought new ones so that an apocalypse could never happen again and they eventually reunited with their Titanborn descendants. The reunion wasn’t so good for the Ringers who quickly contracted Earthborn diseases they had no immunity from and became the subordinate species. But the race is not dead yet and the Titanborn rising has begun.
After learning his mother is in isolation after contracting an Earthborn disease, Ringer Kale Drayton has no choice but to give up his job aboard a gas harvester ship and return home to see to her care. While job-hunting he receives a mysterious message telling him if he follows some simple instructions his mother will be cured and released from quarantine. Kale is afraid but he’s willing to do anything to save his mother.
 HERE'S my review of the first book Titanborn. 

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Meet Rhett
Rhett is a Sci-fi/Fantasy author currently living in Stamford, Connecticut. He is represented by Dystel & Goderich out of NYC and his published works include books in the Amazon Bestselling CIRCUIT SERIES (Published by Diversion Books) and TITANBORN (Random House Hydra).

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  1. A flawed hero and a space odyssey sound fantastic!

  2. Thanks for sharing Debbie. I dabble in this genre and this series sounds fantastic.

    1. Yeah I know you do Kim and I think you'd like this

  3. This sounds like a really interesting story. I've been picking up more sci-fi lately. I will have to add this to TBR.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  4. Sounds totally fascinating and from your review I'd certainly read it. I only read a little sci-fi - should read more!