Tearing Down the Statues by Brian Bennudriti – An Apocalyptic Space Opera
A glorious city with copper-domed observatories and tall glass skyrise towers – now on fire. The Salt Mystic warned about this event thousands of years ago, and hid tripwires and guardians to prepare. Soon, the guardians will wake, just as wily generals and scheming counselors class, and tanks the size of cities move forward. Everything will burn by the millions, following the old echoes of the fascinating and cursed Talgo family. A guardian will rise in a generation when nations are ripping each other apart, and to see people who have no business at all in meddling things attempt to engineer them.
Tearing Down the Statues is an apocalyptic space opera novel. The story revolves around a glorious, futuristic mountain city that is now violently collapsing, and the guardians, the people, and the cursed family that brought this about. Fans of Dune and A Canticle for Leibowitz will enjoy this thrilling science fiction novel that will keep you reading feverishly until the very end.
What Readers Are Saying
The battle scenes will blow your mind. Seriously; would look really amazing on Xbox – they shoot tornadoes at each other and ride little ships that climb up the walls of buildings. They also use a cool weapon called ‘Black Fire’ that eats into your hull, when not having gunfight duels with these shield-shaped things that shoot ball lightning. It’s just cool – you’re going to love it.” – Tim Swift, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
Highly recommend this book. Interesting characters, tightly written battles and enough tension to keep anyone up late into the night. Highly anticipating the next book in the series.” – Brian Whittam, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
I read extensively and I have to admit that this as many others have said is a unique and fun read. I loved the story line and the way Misling the Recorder and Ring the mysterious man interacted. Over all the characters were well developed and you cared about what would happen next to them. Hopefully we will have more from this author in the form of a sequel please.” – Victoria Roberts, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
About the Author
Brian Bennudriti has degrees in Physics and Business. He has run two companies and provided strategic management consulting across the US, and has piloted a destroyer. He has made a lifetime study of religious beliefs and mythology. Brian lives in Kansas City with his wife, two children, two dogs, and a lizard. You can visit him online at www.grailrunner.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @grailrunner.
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur Clarke
- Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
- A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Preview the Book
Tearing Down the Statues is an apocalyptic science fiction novel that will appeal to fans of space operas, futuristic cities, cursed families, collapsing civilizations, guardians, engineers, and vividly written, epic battles.