Devices and Desires
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 20th 2006
Pages no: 706
Edition language: English
Series: Engineer Trilogy (#1)
Uuggh... So I have read other reviews that discuss the brilliance of the plotting within this book...and I admit that these reviews kept me going throughout this long book...I had hope! In the end, this book was tedious and monochromatic. It was overlong, the characters lacked life and I just di...
Sharp and refined, the dialog crisp, the characterizations and motivations precisely sketched, the plot an intricately interlocked mechanism. The first book leaves the reader with only a vague idea of how that mechanism is constructed--we know what the Rube Goldberg machine will do, but can't begin ...
An industrial republic borders on two warring feudal duchies. When an engineer escapes the technically-advanced Mezentine City, he upsets the power balance of the continent. There's an interesting struggle between thought processes of the meritocratic City, wherein the workers serve the machines, ...