The Liberation
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The Liberation


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.

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.

The final book in the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis, an epic tale of liberation and war.

Title:The Liberation
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:464 pages

    The Liberation Reviews

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 04, 2017

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum pondered for a couple days how to rate The Liberation. I definitely liked it more than the previous book, but probably not...

  • ?awn?
    Feb 12, 2017

    ++SPOILERS++5 starsA great conclusion, that leaves the possibility for another book. I wonder if there will be another?The story wraps up with a promising ending for both machines and humans. Bernice,...

  • Joel
    Jan 17, 2017

    Don't honestly have time for a full review, but I'll say that I enjoyed The Liberation quite a bit, though not as much as I did the first two in the series. I felt the ending was suitable and well don...

  • David Harris
    Dec 02, 2016

    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of this book.The Liberation brings Tregillis's Alchemy Wars trilogy to a close. And what a journey it's been.Set in a parallel 1920s, these books feat...

  • Chip
    Jan 20, 2017

    Unfortunately have to say I was disappointed by this. The weakest of the trilogy; possibly the weakest of any of Tregillis's books to date. 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3. The mess that was the Dutch/Fren...

  • Saphana
    Jan 10, 2017

    Can we speak about my pet peeves? Like: breaks in logic, inconsistencies etc.?Spoiler territory:Now, when too-clever-for-her-own-good Berenice sets the mechs up for traveling to that quintessece seapo...

  • Chris Gunning
    Jan 26, 2017

    The final installment of the Alchemy Wars trilogy does not live up to the standards of the previous entries. Tregills remains a marvelous storyteller, but his world’s verisimilitude completely falls...

  • Chris Peters
    Jan 19, 2017

    It's tough to bring an epic story to an epic conclusion, and this is no exception. There are always going to be little disappointments. That one plot point that wasn't quite explained to your satisfac...

  • Taylor Davis
    Dec 29, 2016

    What a spectacular conclusion to an absolutely spectacular series. The Liberation nicely ties together many of the plots found throughout books one and two, while still leaving some of the larger meta...

  • Tim Hicks
    Feb 05, 2017

    Hmm, fantasy or science fiction? That's the first hurdle. Somehow it seems to matter more after this third volume. I don't seem to have reviewed #2, but I recall its events. In this book Tregillis spi...