Adrian Tchaikovsky

Raphael Lacoste

David Mark

The Expert System

Handry has always lived in the village, where the ghosts guide his people in all things and the wasps of their tree sally forth to do their bidding. Cut off from his people after an accident, outcast, despised, not even recognised as human, his journey through a suddenly hostile world will lead him inexorably towards the secret of how his kin came there in the first place, and what went so badly wrong.


Currently this is a 2-novella science fiction series

Raphael Lacoste

Bestselling British master of science fiction Adrian Tchaikovsky brings readers a new, mind-expanding science fantasia in The Expert System's Brother

After an unfortunate accident, Handry is forced to wander a world he doesn't understand, searching for meaning. He soon discovers that the life he thought he knew is far stranger than he could even possibly imagine.

Can an unlikely saviour provide the answers to the questions he barely comprehends?

It's been ten years since Handry was wrenched away from his family and friends, forced to wander a world he no longer understood. But with the help of the Ancients, he has cobbled together a life, of sorts, for himself and his fellow outcasts.

Wandering from village to village, welcoming the folk that the townships abandon, fighting the monsters the villagers cannot—or dare not—his ever-growing band of misfits has become the stuff of legend, a story told by parents to keep unruly children in line.

But there is something new and dangerous in the world, and the beasts of the land are acting against their nature, destroying the towns they once left in peace.

And for the first time in memory, the Ancients have no wisdom to offer...

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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