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    • ISBN:9781405524964
    • Publication date:06 Dec 2016
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The Liberation

Book Three of The Alchemy Wars

By Ian Tregillis

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Following The Mechanical and The Rising comes the third and final novel in this thrilling series of one individual's struggle for freedom - from the author dubbed "a major new talent" by George R. R. Martin. Perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi, Ann Leckie and Neal Stephenson.

'Brilliantly imagined and beautifully written, Tregillis has created a perfect end to his series' Christopher Farnsworth

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.

Praise for Ian Tregillis:

'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN - 'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow - 'Addictively brilliant' i09 - 'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly - 'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus

Biographical Notes

Ian Tregillis is the son of a bearded mountebank and a discredited tarot card reader. He was born and raised in Minnesota, where his parents had landed after fleeing the wrath of a Flemish prince. (The full story, he's told, involves a Dutch tramp steamer and a stolen horse.) Nowadays he lives in New Mexico, where he consorts with writers, scientists and other unsavoury types.

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  • ISBN: 9780356502342
  • Publication date: 08 Dec 2016
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Orbit
With the Alchemy Wars, Ian Tregillis has built a marvelous world - and in The Liberation, he destroys it. Humanity is faced with a relentless mechanical enemy - think a steampunk version of The Terminator - and only a few brave individuals of both flesh and metal have a chance to save it. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully written, Tregillis has created a perfect end to his series, filled with heroism and horror all the way to the finish. — Christopher Farnsworth, author of BLOOD OATH
A frighteningly frank and brutal consideration of slavery, post-slavery, and colonialism in metallic garb — KIRKUS REVIEWS
The first thing readers will say after finishing this splendid book is: "Wow." The second thing will probably be: "When can I read the next one? . . . This is a rousing SF/fantasy adventure, with a brilliantly imagined and beautifully rendered alternate world — BOOKLIST on THE MECHANICAL
One of the sharpest, most intelligent, hugely compelling works I've read this year, and I cannot wait to see where Tregillis takes this series next — FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL on THE MECHANICAL
Tregillis launches a series with this superb alternate history filled with clockwork men and ethical questions on the nature of free will . . . Tregillis's complex setting is elegantly delivered, and the rich characters and gripping story really make this tale soar — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on THE MECHANICAL
A hugely entertaining novel — SFX on THE MECHANICAL
A multi-layered literary confection . . . tight and well constructed, and an absolute pleasure to read . . . absolutely fascinating, and unapologetically clever — SCI-FI AND FANTASY REVIEWS on THE MECHANICAL
Tregillis presents a fascinating look at the nature of free will and the existence of the soul, wrapped up in an absolutely thrilling adventure story. Jax is an amazing, sympathetic character, and the world of the clockmakers and their slaves is so absorbing that readers will be dying for the next entry in this new series — LIBRARY JOURNAL on THE MECHANICAL
With The Mechanical Tregillis displays the craftsmanship and precision of a master clockmaker . . . [He] skilfully portrays characters that are as compelling and sympathetic as they are flawed and conflicted . . . I would recommend The Mechanical to any reader with an interest in well-written and engaging fantasy story set in an elegantly constructed alternate history — SFF WORLD on THE MECHANICAL
The Mechanical is as intricate and exquisite as the clockwork wonders it brings to life — NPR on THE MECHANICAL
Part three can't come too soon — KIRKUS REVIEWS on THE RISING
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