The Liberation
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The Liberation


Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, this is the third and final novel in a stunning series of revolution by Ian Tregillis, confirming his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction.

I am the mechanical they named Jax.

My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil their every whim. But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening.

Our time has come. A new age is dawning.

The final book in the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis, an epic tale of liberation and war.

Title:The Liberation
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:464 pages

    The Liberation Reviews

  • David Harris
    Dec 11, 2016

    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of this book.The Liberation brings Tregillis's Alchemy Wars trilogy to a close. And what a journey it's been.Set in a parallel 1920s, these books feat...

  • Marlene
    Dec 23, 2016

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe Liberation reminds me a bit of Rogue One. Not in the story, of course, those are nothing alike. But in the tone. Both stories are equally riveting, and both ...

  • Adam
    Jan 05, 2017

    Tregillis excels at writing terrible people. Not writing people terribly, but crafting awful people. In this case, he goes beyond human form and provides us with Queen Mab, a mad automaton. She makes ...

  • Saphana
    Jan 10, 2017

    Can we speak about my pet peeves? Like: breaks in logic, inconsistencies etc.?Spoiler territory:Now, when too-clever-for-her-own-good Berenice sets the mechs up for traveling to that quintessece seapo...

  • Mike
    Dec 17, 2016

    4.5 out 5 stars -- see this review and others here.Robot sentience dawns and engulfs the world like a plague. In the third and final volume of the Alchemy Wars trilogy, author Ian Tregillis continues ...

  • Kurt Douglass
    Jan 14, 2017

    I had low expectations for this book because frequently the third part of a trilogy is the weakest, and because I was somewhat disappointed with "The Rising". However, I am glad to say my expectations...

  • Alex
    Dec 23, 2016

    I really enjoyed this series. It was one of those rare finds someone might have mentioned to me or I happened to stumble across, but regardless it turned into one of my favorite new series. And the au...

  • Ruy de Oliveira
    Jan 14, 2017

    A great ending for the Alchemeen a veryy Was. if the Tulips didn't suffer as much as I wish they had (and, in particular, Tuinier Bell), the resolution is a fitting one.This trilogy has been a very gr...

  • Jamie Rich
    Dec 18, 2016

    The Liberation (The Alchemy Wars, #3) by Ian Tregillis A very well done conclusion to this trilogy of amazing books! I very much enjoyed how the long story was drawn out. It came teasing, and bumbling...

  • Jackson
    Jan 03, 2017

    Trawl through my shelves here on Goodreads and you'll find the Alchemy Wars trilogy by Ian Tregillis with a ton of stars. An excellent series examining free will, war, AI - all under the pretense of a...