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by Tregillis, Ian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Tregillis, Ian. Alchemy wars: bk. 2.Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 468 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780316248013; 0316248010.Subject(s): Robots -- Fiction | Slavery -- Fiction | Inventions -- Fiction | Netherlands -- Fiction | War -- Fiction | Science fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Science fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fantasy fiction | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: "The second book in the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis, an epic tale of liberation and war. 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. Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers."-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "Jax, a rogue Clakker, has wreaked havoc upon the Clockmakers' Guild by destroying the Grand Forge. Reborn in the flames, he finally makes it across the border to New France. There he begins his life as a free Clakker, but liberation proves its own burden. Berenice, formerly the legendary spymaster for the King 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. Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers"-- Provided by publisher.
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The second book in the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis, an epic tale of liberation and war. <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers.

"The second book in the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis, an epic tale of liberation and war. 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. Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers."-- Provided by publisher.

"Jax, a rogue Clakker, has wreaked havoc upon the Clockmakers' Guild by destroying the Grand Forge. Reborn in the flames, he finally makes it across the border to New France. There he begins his life as a free Clakker, but liberation proves its own burden. Berenice, formerly the legendary spymaster for the King 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. Meanwhile, Captain Hugo Longchamp is faced with rallying the beleaguered and untested defenders of Marseilles-in-the-West for the inevitable onslaught from the Brasswork Throne and its army of mechanical soldiers"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

The last redoubt of old France in North America is in danger of falling to the forces of the Dutch and their mechanical men known as Clakkers. In The Mechanical, Clakker servitor Jax won his freedom from the alchemical binding that the Dutch use to control the metal men. He heads to the far north, where there is a rumored colony of free Clakkers. Meanwhile, former French spymaster Berenice has been exiled from New France, but she can't stop seeking a way to stop the Clakkers and Captain -Longchamps is left to defend the king against the approaching Dutch armies. VERDICT Tregillis ("The Milkweed Triptych" series; Something More Than Night) continues to thrill with his daring alt-history story of robots in the New World. While splitting off from Jax's story might have slowed the book's momentum, instead the author keeps up the tension by shifting the perspective among Jax, Berenice, and Longchamps as they all struggle to find a way to stop the Clakker army despite differing ultimate goals. Thrilling action scenes and breakneck pacing will leave readers desperate for the next volume.-MM © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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