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.
"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