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Grubane is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Grubane by Karl Drinkwater

Genre: Sci-fi (space opera / military sci-fi / Artificial Intelligence)

Tour Dates: 25th - 31st August 2020

Publication Date: 13th June 2020

Formats available: Mobi or Epub

Estimated Page Count - 114

Standalone second novella in the “Lost Tale of Solace" series

Types of post available: Review Only

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Major Grubane is commander of the Aurikaa, the most feared cruiser in the UFS arsenal.

His crew is handpicked and fiercely loyal. Together, they have never failed a mission, and their reputation precedes them.

But this time he's been sent to a key planet that is caught up in political tensions at the centre of the freedom debate. What he thought was a simple diplomatic mission turns out to be the hardest choice of his career. His orders: eliminate one million inhabitants of the planet, and ensure their compliance.

Grubane has also rediscovered an ancient game called chess, and plays it against the ship AI as a form of mental training. But maybe it could be more than that as he finds himself asking questions. Can orders be reinterpreted? How many moves ahead is it possible for one man to plan? And how many players are involved in this game?

About Karl Drinkwater

Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He's a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.

He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you'll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.

When he isn't writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

25th August

  1. Jera's Jamboree

  2. Jessica Belmont

  3. Life Of A Nerdish Mum

26th August

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Rosie Writes...

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

27th August

  1. Lock and Load, Brides of Christ

  2. Hair Past A Freckle

  3. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

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