The Mechanical, Paperback

The Mechanical Paperback

Part of the Alchemy Wars series

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

I am a slave. But I shall be free. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms 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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780356502328



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In the 17th Century Christiaan Huygens invented a clockwork automaton and with it the Netherlands took over the world, now the only country standing against them is France, in exile in the new world. Jax is one of these Clakkers, who suddenly discovers, via an accident, freedom of a sort, freedom from the built-in geas, the compulsions to obey.It's such a different story and I really enjoyed it.

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