the mechanisms of revenge,
This review is from: Devices And Desires: The Engineer Trilogy: Book One (Mass Market Paperback)
the first volume in a trilogy of fantasy novels. This runs for seven hundred pages. and ends on some big cliffhangers.
But you know what? I don't mind! I love big long fantasy trilogies that I can really get my teeth into, and this is one such. The world of this story is a typical feudal setting with no technology, but there's no magic and no elves, just humans. and a fair bit of machinery.
And that's the key to the plot. when an engineer in one country with a nasty government is sentenced to death for a minor offence, he escapes, and falls in with the defeated army of another country. can he help them to victory? Or does he have something more in mind?
A real hang on a minute moment when you realise there's more to the main character's actions than meets the eye, and a book that had been quite compelling before, thanks to decent prose and appealing characters, becomes totally compelling as a result. I devoured this as quickly as I could, and I'll get the sequels as soon as I can. I want to know what happens next, and I found this a very good and very readable book. great stuff