Machineries Of Empire, the most exciting science fiction trilogy of the decade, reaches its astonishing conclusion!When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he's a seventeen-year-old cadet--but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general. Surely a knack for video games doesn't qualify you to take charge of an army?Soon Jedao learns the situation is even worse. The Kel soldiers under his command may be compelled to obey him, but they hate him thanks to a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted by an enemy who knows more about Jedao and his crimes than he does himself......
|Title||:||Revenant Gun (The Machineries of Empire #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Revenant Gun (The Machineries of Empire #3) Reviews
It's nine years since the climactic events of Raven Stratagem shattered the Hexarchate. What's left has consolidated into two groups, the Protectorate, loyal to the last Hexarch and effectively being run by the traditionalist General Kel Inesser while the Compact, running on the heretic calendar that was instituted in the previous book has formed up under General Kel Brezan. There's been a delicate peace between the two because both realms are worried that the Hexarchate's enemies would strike i ...more
Complicated and mixed feelings about how this one ultimately handled the themes of abuse and how it's perpetuated on a personal level, though I thought the issues of social change were handled well. The pacing felt uneven in the first half and some things were resolved with less conflict than I expected (both good and bad); I liked Hemiola a lot and I liked the ending and epilogue.
Revenant Gun (The Machineries of Empire #3)by Yoon Han Lee is an amazing conclusion to one of the very best science fiction trilogies that I have ever read.
Raven Strategem(The Machineries of Empire #2) is a truly fabulous follow up to the awesome first book The Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Han Lee. This is a military science fiction series that is often quite a difficult read but totally worth it for science fiction fans.
In the first book, I loved the characters and the action e ...more
That ending!!! I'm not going to even talk premise cause much spoilers for the first two books. But damn. The incredible worldbuilding and writing continue, and the characterization gets even better. Awesome heroes, antiheroes, and villains. And there's dubious morality all over the place. Love this series.
A good finale. You will cry. Many TWs needed.
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Compared to the gloriously bewildering Ninefox Gambit and it's sequel, Raven Stratagem, which occasionally doled out information in a begrudging kind of way, Revenant Gun practically holds the reader's hand. This isn't a slight against the book, because it never dips into the realm of infodumps, but more something that made me affectionately roll my eyes. Like, really Yoon? Now you decide to explain your shit? We made it this far only barely grasping the mechanics of this world, we could have ma ...more
tw for rape, dubious consent relationships (unhealthy power dynamics), torture, death
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But that didn’t mean those things weren’t worth doing. Someone had to carry on with the small acts that kept civilization moving. And this time it was her turn.
You know those series that make you kind of reluctant to read the final book because you don't quite trust the author not to break your heart into a million pieces? This was one of those ones. I've had the ARC of this for a g ...more
I wish I could stop caring.
And the day after that, scrawled in the margin in jagged, shaky letters almost entirely unlike his usual handwriting:
I know how to do that.
- from the journal of Inhyeng Kujen
One of the greatest trilogies of hard science fiction comes to close with plenty left over for more.
What was well done:
The origin story of Nirai Kujen.
The rise of the servitors.
A shock or two.
Calendrical Warfare, obviously.
What could have been better:
Some threads, they dangled.
The sp ...more