The Liberation
4.2/5 by 973 users

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

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 04, 2017

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum pondered for a couple days how to rate The Liberation. I definitely liked it more than the previous book, but probably not...

  • ?awn?
    Feb 12, 2017

    ++SPOILERS++5 starsA great conclusion, that leaves the possibility for another book. I wonder if there will be another?The story wraps up with a promising ending for both machines and humans. Bernice,...

  • Joel
    Jan 17, 2017

    Don't honestly have time for a full review, but I'll say that I enjoyed The Liberation quite a bit, though not as much as I did the first two in the series. I felt the ending was suitable and well don...

  • David Harris
    Dec 02, 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...

  • Chip
    Jan 20, 2017

    Unfortunately have to say I was disappointed by this. The weakest of the trilogy; possibly the weakest of any of Tregillis's books to date. 2.5 stars, rounded up to 3. The mess that was the Dutch/Fren...

  • 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...

  • Chris Gunning
    Jan 26, 2017

    The final installment of the Alchemy Wars trilogy does not live up to the standards of the previous entries. Tregills remains a marvelous storyteller, but his world’s verisimilitude completely falls...

  • Philip Shade
    Apr 04, 2017

    My problem with many steampunk novels is they get so hung up on dirigibles, monocles, and top hats that they forget to include a plot. Set in a world of clockwork Dutch clakkers and steam-powered Fren...

  • Melissa
    Mar 06, 2017

    Clakkers are mechanical men. Built to serve, for centuries they have catered to their human owners every whim. But now the bonds that held them for so long have begun to break. Minds held in thrall ar...

  • Maria Kramer
    Mar 06, 2017

    The war that began in the last volume really takes off here, with rogue Mechanicals storming the Hague itself, intent on a terrible vengeance. This volume also sheds some light on the character of Tui...