Ruin's Wake (Paperback)

By Patrick Edwards

Titan Books, 9781785658792, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2019

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A moving and powerful science fiction novel of love, revenge and identity in a totalitarian world.

A moving and powerful science fiction novel with themes of love, revenge, and identity. A story about humanity, and the universal search to find salvation in the face of insurmountable odds.

An old soldier in exile embarks on a desperate journey to find his dying son.  
A young woman trapped in an abusive marriage with a government official finds hope in an illicit love.  
A female scientist uncovers a mysterious technology that reveals that her world is more fragile than she believed.   

Ruin's Wake imagines a world ruled by a totalitarian government, where history has been erased and individual identity is replaced by the machinations of the state. As the characters try to save what they hold most dear - in one case a dying son, in the other secret love - their fates converge to a shared destiny.

About the Author

Patrick Edwards lives in Bristol and has never grown out of his fascination with science and the future. In 2014, he decided to give writing a go and graduated from the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA with distinction. His first novel, Ruin's Wake, was inspired by the works of Iain M. Banks and modern-day North Korea.

Praise For Ruin's Wake

"With the political thrust of Iain M. Banks and the equanimity in characterization of Adrian Tchaikovsky, Edwards is a writer to watch." - Booklist

“an amazing debut...I cannot wait to see what else Edwards may have in store for us in the future” - Looking Glass Reads