Alchemy Wars
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  • 1
    The Mechanical: The Alchemy Wars | Ian Tregillis

    The Mechanical: The Alchemy Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (631)
    Story
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    Soon after the Dutch scientist and clockmaker Christiaan Huygens invented the very first Clakker in the seventeenth century, the Netherlands built a whole mechanical army. It wasn't long before a legion of clockwork fusiliers marched on Westminster, and the Netherlands became the world's sole superpower.

    Loved his first series, great opening to his second

    I really enjoyed the series started with Bitter Seeds & was drawn to the first book by it's cover. I know the old adage, but has anyone else noticed ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2015 by Mark (Bettendorf, IA, United States)
  • 2
    The Rising | Ian Tregillis

    The Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
    Overall
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    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (294)

    Jax, a rogue Clakker, has wreaked havoc upon the Clockmakers' Guild by destroying the Grand Forge. Reborn in the flames, he must begin his life as a free Clakker, but liberation proves its own burden. Berenice, formerly the legendary spymaster of New France, mastermind behind her nation's attempts to undermine the Dutch Hegemony, has been banished from her homeland and captured by the Clockmakers Guild's draconian secret police force.

    too much fighting

    Continues the story begun to such good effect in The Mechanical, but I gave it only three stars (versus five for The Mechanical) because there was jus..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2016 by Julie W. Capell (Milwaukee, WI USA)