The Alchemy of Stone
Mattie, an intelligent automaton skilled in the use of alchemy, finds herself caught in the middle of a conflict between gargoyles, the Mechanics, and the Alchemists. With the old order quickly giving way to the new, Mattie discovers powerful and dangerous secrets - secrets that can completely... show more
Mattie, an intelligent automaton skilled in the use of alchemy, finds herself caught in the middle of a conflict between gargoyles, the Mechanics, and the Alchemists. With the old order quickly giving way to the new, Mattie discovers powerful and dangerous secrets - secrets that can completely alter the balance of power in the city of Ayona. This doesn't sit well with Loharri, the Mechanic who created Mattie and still has the key to her heart - literally.
Publish date: November 10th 2009
Publisher: Prime Books
Pages no: 344
Edition language: English
I'd only read one of this author's books previously, but The Alchemy of Stone had been recommended to me by a couple of people, so when I was able to pick up a second-hand copy quite cheaply I decided to go for it. The main character, Mattie, is an automaton who lives in a city which is run by a D...
Power and control, society and structure, alchemy and engineering, machine and gargoyle. This is a world populated by the strange and steampunky, with emancipated (but maybe not really) humanoid robots, and gargoyles slowly turning to stone against their will. It's also a world in flux, where feudal...
I just could not get into this book. Granted it was due to the library the next day so I skimmed most of it.
Un romanzo innegabilmente bello, affascinante e ben scritto. Lo stile di Ekaterina Sedia è evocativo e accurato nel descrivere e narrare le vicende di Mattie, l'automa con il cuore e in grado di provare piacere e dolore, alle prese con la Guerra Civile che sconquassa la sua città.Un romanzo che meri...
I never thought I'd encounter a book like The Alchemy of Stone. It’s something I can’t describe in mere words.I’m serious. I can’t find words to describe it but here goes my weak and unworthy attempt. It’s a heart-breaking story, and yet it has many emotional and happy, at times, moments. It shows a...
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