• The Mechanical

  • The Alchemy Wars
  • By: Ian Tregillis
  • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (981 ratings)

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The Mechanical

By: Ian Tregillis
Narrated by: Chris Kayser
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From "a major new talent" (George R. R. Martin) comes an epic speculative novel of revolution, adventure, and the struggle for free will set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams.

My name is Jax.

That is the name granted to me by my human masters.

I am a slave.

But I shall be free.

©2015 Ian Tregillis (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Violence Abounds, Ending is Unsatisfying

This book is pretty good, kept me interested for most of it. however, it is definitely the first book in a series, so it ends a bit abruptly.

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I found myself repeatedly wondering why Jax didn't use his freedom maker more often. We discover early on that it can free others, so why not use it on anyone who discovers that he's a rogue? Most frustrating part of the book.