Book 1, Machineries of Empire
Yoon Ha Lee
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WINNER OF THE 2016 LOCUS AWARD – NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 HUGO, NEBULA AND ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDS
When Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for her unconventional tactics, Kel Command gives her a chance to redeem herself, by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles from the heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake: if the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.
Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress. The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.
As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.
From Publishers Weekly
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Compelling story. Well envisioned universe. Good read.
Fascinating military space fantasy-tech
The terminology starts thickly & the reader is expected to keep up -- feels like some classic SF, with worldbuilding details to suit more modern books. I like it. (But you totally have to pick up the world-terms on the run. Hand-holding is at a minimum.)
The body-count is kind of stupendous, though. Don't get attached. Don't get attached to anyone. (Well, okay, if you're very careful... there *is* a sequel.)
*goes to buy sequel*
- Category: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Published: Jun 14, 2016
- Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
- Seller: Rebellion Publishing Limited
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, Machineries of Empire