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The Liberation

The Liberation

‘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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 8th December 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780356502342

Reviews

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
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
Part three can't come too soon
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