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Title: Mercury’s Shadow (#1 The Kardashev Cycle)

Author: PJ Garcin

Published: 5th of July 2020 — Rawktron Productions

Format: Digital — 308 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

Today I’m back on the blog featuring the next book in the BBNYA 2022 blog tours organised by Dave and the team @The_WriteReads.

Mercury’s Shadow by PJ Garcin came in at 14th place in last year’s competition, so keep on reading my spotlight to find out all there is to know about this great book, and keep an eye on the other posts on the tour!

BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.  If you are an author and wish to learn more about the BBNYA competition, you can visit the official website or Twitter. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Author and panelist entries are now open. If you are interested in joining the competition, either as an author or a panelist, we’d be thrilled to have you. You can find the sign-ups here!

Now without further ado, let’s get into the book info!


One man’s lust for power threatens the future of humanity—can a young girl from the outer system stop it all?

Imogen “Chim” Esper is thrust into the center of an interplanetary conflict when her family is torn apart by the cruel and indifferent Kardashev Corporation. Forced to run, along with her robotic best friend, Chim struggles to find her place in a society that is poised for revolutionary transformation.

The Kardashev Corporation dominates all commerce and politics in the solar system. Its megalomaniac CEO, Alton Neal, is hell-bent on transforming society by capturing the full energy output of the sun through the creation of a Dyson Swarm.

Citizens of Earth and the stations throughout the system must band together to protect access to the lifeblood of the system or risk becoming permanently enslaved to the Kardashev Corporation.

Mercury’s Shadow is a thrilling adventure that blends real science, big ideas, grand adventure and high stakes to introduce a new heroine and a deep universe that will leave readers asking for more.


PJ Garcin has been writing stories, music and games for most of his life. He writes from the beautiful east coast of Canada where he has worked extensively in video games and technology for the past 20 years.

PJ is a regular speaker at technology conferences on topics ranging from interactive narrative to machine learning. He has an undergrad degree in English, Rhetoric and Professional Writing as well as a Master’s degree in Communication. He worked as Executive Producer in games on titles that sold more than 27 million units in total. He worked on large franchises such as FIFA, Madden, and Guitar Hero while helping to launch successful indie franchises like The Golf Club (now PGA Tour) and Infinite Air. He currently works as Director of Product Management for an open-source-focused SaaS company.

Author’s Links: WebsiteTwitterGoodReadsFacebookInstagramTikTok

That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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