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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    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.

    I HOPE YOU'LL EXCUSE MY DULL WIT

    CLOCKMAKERS LIE
    The COMPLEX GEOMETRY and MOSIAC words were beautiful at times, but a little distracting for this simpleton. THE BONE AND MEAT MAST..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2016 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • 2
    The Rising | Ian Tregillis

    The Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
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    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)
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    The Liberation | Ian Tregillis

    The Liberation

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated By Chris Kayser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    I am the mechanical they named Jax.My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfill their every whim. But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening. Our time has come. A new age is dawning. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the third and final novel in a stunning series of revolution by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.

    Excellent finale to an epic series

    I fell hard for the writing of Ian Tregillis with Bitter Seeds, the first book in the Milkweed Tryptich, so when The Mechanical (the first book in the..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2017 by Mark (Bettendorf, IA, United States)