The Liberation

The Liberation

Paperback - 2016
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I am the mechanical they named Jax.

My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil 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.

Publisher: New York :, Orbit,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316248051
Branch Call Number: SF TRE
Characteristics: 453 pages ; 21 cm

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mvkramer Mar 06, 2017

The war that began in the last volume really takes off here, with rogue Mechanicals storming the Hague itself, intent on a terrible vengeance. The action is great, the characters are interesting, and overall it's a fun and unique alternate-history tale!

ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

Led by rogue Clakker Daniel (formerly "Jax"), the once-enslaved Mechanicals have liberated themselves. Their emancipation will shake the foundations of the Dutch Empire and its colonial ambitions in North America. Meanwhile, tensions between Nieuw Nederland, New France, and the Sacred Guild of Horologists and Alchemists come to a head. With its meticulous world-building, political intrigue, and examination of the social issues surrounding technological innovation, this 3rd and concluding volume in the Alchemy Wars series may appeal to fans of K.J. Parker's Engineer trilogy. However, due to the books' intricate plot, newcomers should start at the beginning with The Mechanical, followed by The Rising.

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mvkramer Mar 06, 2017

Violence: Gory robot-on-human violence. Experimental brain surgery.

mvkramer Mar 06, 2017

Coarse Language: Lots of cursing.

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