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)|
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Revenant Gun (The Machineries of Empire #3) Reviews
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
Dear Hugo voters,
Let me share with you my thoughts about this book. I remember the first time I read Ninefox Gambit. I was stunned. Entering a world of the Hexarchate, a repressive space empire (not unlike the Empire from Star Wars), that derived its power from “calendrical weapons”, which rely on the acceptance of a particular calendar to power devices that bend and break the laws of physics. I was so confused at first. This regime was so paranoid, they had a special faction (one of the six) sp ...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.
tw for rape, dubious consent relationships (unhealthy power dynamics), torture, death
Galley provided by publisher
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
DISCLAIMER: i received a copy of REVENANT GUN in exchange for a honest review
Revenant Gun manages to continue everything I loved about the previous two books in the trilogy—brilliant character arcs wrapped in tense military action, a cutting sense of humour, and a care for individual passions and nerdery that brings a whole universe to life—while still bringing new things to the table and offering a totally different book from the other three. Besides, it hasn’t escaped me how elements of Revena ...more
Yoon Ha Lee wraps up the intricate, vicious dance of intergalactic politics set in motion in Ninefox Gambit, opening nine years after the events of Raven Stratagem upended the Hexarchate. Kel Cheris, who set off that revolution, was the protagonist of the first book, and the focus of the second, but has now vanished, leaving allies and enemies alike scrambling to make the best of the new world she wrought. And it's important here that all of them, even the ones who seem - and are - most monstrou ...more
Revenant Gun is the third and final book in the sci-fi trilogy Machineries of Empire, also known as “the mass murder magic math books” or, more simply, “my favorite books”.
Revenant Gun takes place 10 years after the end of Raven Stratagem, and most of it is told through the PoV of a 17-year-old amnesiac copy of Jedao (yes, that’s Kujen's doing, do not mess with the psych surgeon next time).
The other major PoVs are Hemiola, a Nirai servitor (robot) who loves dramas, Inesser, the senior Kel genera ...more
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