Coming March 10, 2015 from Orbit Books:
Book 1 of the Alchemy Wars TrilogyEnslaved in 1676. Released in 2015.
250 years have passed since the Dutch Empire conquered Europe with armies of tireless clockwork servitors known as Clakkers. But now three fates are linked: that of Jax, a century-old mechanical slave; of Berenice, cunning spymistress to the exiled King of France; and Visser, a Catholic spy living undercover in the heart of the Empire. Their struggles against the ruthless Clockmakers will shake the world.
Listed among Publisher Weekly's Top 10 SFF releases for Spring 2015!
"Tregillis (Something More Than Night) launches a series with this superb alternate history… Tregillis's complex setting is elegantly delivered, and the rich characters and gripping story really make this tale soar."
"The first thing readers will say after finishing this splendid book is: 'Wow.' The second will probably be: 'When can I read the next one?' … This is a rousing SF/fantasy adventure, with a brilliantly imagined and beautifully rendered alternate world."
"An absolutely thrilling adventure story… Readers will be dying for the next entry in this new series."
"With The Mechanical Tregillis displays the craftsmanship and precision of a master clockmaker."
Other critically acclaimed novels by Ian Tregillis:
Something More Than Night
A Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas's vision of Heaven. It's a noir detective story starring fallen angels, the heavenly choir, nightclub stigmatics, dirty priests, swell dames, and the Voice of God.
"Superlatives seem superfluous. Instead… wow. Just— wow."
"A tour de force… Tregillis solidifies his place as a brilliant voice in the genre."
—RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars, Top Pick)
"Glorious to behold."