The Machine God
One thing makes life in Eisenstadt bearable for exiled Professor Oladel Adewole: the island floating a mile above the city. He's an expert in world mythology about it, but no one's ever been there or knows how it got there.When a brilliant engineer makes it to the island in her new invention,... show more
One thing makes life in Eisenstadt bearable for exiled Professor Oladel Adewole: the island floating a mile above the city. He's an expert in world mythology about it, but no one's ever been there or knows how it got there.When a brilliant engineer makes it to the island in her new invention, the government sends Adewole up with its first survey team. The expedition finds civilization, and Adewole finds a powerful, forbidden fusion of magic and metal: the Machine God.The government wants it. So does a sociopath bent on ruling Eisenstadt. But when Adewole discovers who the mechanical creature is--and what it can do--he risks his heart and his life to protect the Machine God from the world, and the world from the Machine God. The Drifting Isle ChroniclesThis unique fantasy series was created by an international team of writers who collaborated to create a new shared world full of original and diverse people, places, creatures, and ideas. Perhaps for the first time in history, a team of writers has written and published an entire series of novels all at once!Each author wrote their own book in this new world, telling very different stories about very different people living in one fantastical city during the greatest discovery of the modern age. The writers worked closely to weave their characters and plots carefully together, in order to bring you this unique tapestry of steampunk action and fantasy adventure.The first three books, which you can read in any order, are:Black Mercury . . . Charlotte E. EnglishThe Kaiser Affair . . . Joseph Robert LewisThe Machine God . . . MeiLin MirandaAre you a fantasy writer? Would you like to join this exciting, ongoing collaboration project? To learn how you can write and publish your own official Drifting Isle novel, visit the series website: driftingislechronicles.comAuthor site: meilinmiranda.com
Publish date: April 5th 2013
Publisher: Sans Culotte Press
Pages no: 198
Edition language: English
Series: The Drifting Isle Chronicles (#3)
Started out quite promisingly, with an interesting protagonist and a world that someone had clearly given quite a bit of thought to in terms of world-building (loved the talking birds, though I could see how they could be quite a pain, as indeed some of them are in the book). Then it all went a bit ...
This goes out to SPAs, or at least most of them. The ones who don't use editors, the ones who harass their readers. If you do use an editor, and don't bitch at, or about your readers, you can choose to read this introduction or skim through to the part where I talk about the book and not the aut...
Well, so I’m relatively sure that Chick Fil A won’t be opening a restaurant in Eisenstadt.Eisenstadt’s birds, including the poultry, talk. Consequently, feathered things are off the menu.Professor Oladel Adewole is in a kind of exile in the city of Eisenstadt. At the story’s beginning, he is getting...