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 19, 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...

  • 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 11, 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Marlene
    Dec 23, 2016

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe Liberation reminds me a bit of Rogue One. Not in the story, of course, those are nothing alike. But in the tone. Both stories are equally riveting, and both ...

  • Adam
    Jan 05, 2017

    Tregillis excels at writing terrible people. Not writing people terribly, but crafting awful people. In this case, he goes beyond human form and provides us with Queen Mab, a mad automaton. She makes ...

  • 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...

  • Mike
    Dec 17, 2016

    4.5 out 5 stars -- see this review and others here.Robot sentience dawns and engulfs the world like a plague. In the third and final volume of the Alchemy Wars trilogy, author Ian Tregillis continues ...

  • Kurt Douglass
    Jan 14, 2017

    I had low expectations for this book because frequently the third part of a trilogy is the weakest, and because I was somewhat disappointed with "The Rising". However, I am glad to say my expectations...