Greg Keyes: Empire of Unreason Age of Unreason #3

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S a musket There s an angel euivalent of a nuclear bomb At least there is an internal consistency though unengaging characters and infant messiahs of an evil nature invert Christology for a turn of the century audience Still struggling to really get into this series Still not sure why The characters are strong many are likeable All the protagonists are now converging on the American colonies where Ben Franklin and crew are attempting to root out the evil Malakim When the Pretender King shows up with a Russian army supporting him and a magical army manipulating him the war beginsagain Honestly i in t think i A Wartime Nurse d like this book uite as much as iid Colonial historic fictionsci fifantasy is a first for me and admittedly i was a little leery particularly of one starring such famous historical figures as voltaire benjamin franklin The whole concept of benjamin franklin leading a secret force against emonic forces trying to take foothold in america and priming an apocalypse was pretty interesting But altogether it was very well written strikingly original and overall a very amusing and fun read I look forward to the second book in the series The Shadows of God It took me a while to read it but only because i ve been so very busy with work lately and thus a bit too rained for the extreme prolonged reading bouts that i usually When Stories Clash do Now i can actually get around to reading and reviewing those First Reads winners that i won in the goodreads books giveaways a week or so back There is nothing logical about war If you haven t previously been reading the Age of Unreason serieson t start here It will yield little sense or enjoyment This installation is a mere stepping stone to an increasingly inevitable conclusion The storytelling is good Cliffhangers abound This is all an elaborate trap What will you Sword of Honour Second To None do about it Walk into it of course As Keyes strays farther from actual history into the speculative the tale becomes fantasy The angelic actors get powerful with each volume but the heroes manage to keep their heads above water If I wore silk I would still have all the same faults with vanity added them and would have gained nothing but the respect of fools Keyes fictional Benjamin Franklin aphorisms asides sounds increasingly like John Adams The other protagonists are sufficiently flawed to maintain reader interest I miss Blackbeard Happiness is not so much the product of rare occurrence as it is of many small and everyday things Finished the third in this seri. D the tragic results Dark sorcery rules Europe is lost and the American colonists have beenriven south The The Extra Cadaver Murder demonic creatures known as the Malekim won’t tolerate even a flicker of hope Any who oppose them– Franklin Voltaire even the mysteriousaughters of Lilith–will be swept away However Benjamin Franklin and

Es of fantasy history books where Newton Franklin Voltaire and a host of other scientific and political characters engage in alchemical explorations of the world as it falls apart Not uite as fun or engaging as the first two books this one sets up the preconditions for the American Revolution Having just watched the Hamilton musical it s kind of funny to run into some of the same political Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 discussions touched on in the play Book 3 of the Age of Unreason takes place 10 years after a Calculus of Angels Ben Franklin has returned to America after saving Venice founding a secret society called the Junto whos purpose is to protect against warlocks possessed by angelsemons or malekim as modern scientists refer to the ethereal entities who seek to finally estroy mankind Adrienne heads the Russian ministry of science evising new and Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society deadly weapons for Tasr Peter s armies as they continue to sweep across the world Things changeramatically when Red Shoes the Choctaw shaman receives a vision of a great Um Fogo Eterno danger to the West and sets of theiscover what is coming to Lawn Boy Returns destroy the world Meanwhile a subtle invasion of America begins when the pretender King of England arrives at the head of a fleet and tries to win over the Americans to become his new kingdom This sets off a war that the Americans cannot hope to win with conventional tactics Fortunately for them Ben Franklin is a master of innovation in the face of overwhelming odds Adreinne begins a uest to find her long lost son after an assassination attempt provides her with a clue in her long cold trail to find himThese events set the stage for the final climax in the story of a world turnedifferent Yolandas Genius due the the angelic interference in the affairs of man andeftly twines science magic superstition and soldiery into a sweeping The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty desperate tale of resistance against overwhelming odds This time events are too large to contain in a single volume and are continued in the final book of the series many frontoorsBen has returned to his beloved Colonies but not alone The Light Beyond the Forest death has followed him the malakim areetermined to finish what they started centuries ago fleeing Russia and The First Mistake desperately looking for her son Adrienne seeks to recapture the scientific knowledge she once knew before the malakim clouded her mind while holding onto the power they grant her evereadly shots have been fired in a war fought by men but commanded by Jewelry Making For Beginners death itselfspectacular simultaneous run of two characters lives whose storiesance togeth. Is secret society the Junto manage a precarious existence founded on the mutual trust of Native Americans whites and freed blacks And as armies and alchemy clash the Choctaw shaman Red Shoes witnesses a vision of an ancient implacable evil–and of a young boy who shines as brightly as an angel the fallen avaricious kin.

Wavering between 4 and 5 stars somewhere my recipe ratings are a little easier 1 2 or 3 tomatoes This would get The Best I Ever Had in its specific categoryA ferocious yet somehow light hearted romp through an alternate history where Tsar Peter and Ben Franklin lead the opposing sides of the conuest of North America I picked this up in the middle of the series after waiting for some years for the first couple of books to come my way they never id I was wanting to see if it was worth hanging on to this until I find the rest of the series somewhere some how Definitely worth it if only to find how in the world this can end If you ve made it this far into the series you ll probably still enjoy this third entry Empire Of Unreason AKA S Gets Real In America is an interesting alternate take on the founding of the United States Instead of throwing off King George we re throwing off the Jacobites who are really puppets of the emon controlled Russian Empire Who have also crossed the Bering Land Bridge and are invading America from the west as well With airships And huge The Penguin Book of English Verse death rays And Enlightenment era submarines And a Creepy Kid who is probablyemon ridden but whom the Russians revere as some sort of Seven Secrets of Happiness destroying angelprophet figure I couldn t uite figure it out since the kid is uite the cipher in this bookBut all is not lost for our rag tag group of proto Americans led by Benjamin Franklin and his Junt Ok so this is the third book of the series and it is by far my least favorite ever It took me 5 times as long to read as the others because it couldn t seem to grab my attention It really felt like a whole book where everyone walks around lost not really accomplishing anything as they ever so very slowly get nowhere Iidn t like the weird relationship issues it brought between many of the main characters and I really idn t care for the slow almost non existent way they moved Yeah it wasn t one for me at all I had to take a break from the series after this so I ve lowered the priority of the fourth book Hopefully that will perk me up as it seems some things are finally coming to a head in it Historical characters a steampunk version of the scientific revolution and a set of angels hiding within an Aristotelian framework much less exposited here than in Brian Stableford s The Werewolves of London and in Orson Scott Card s alternate America Like all such light romps the action soon mutes and mutates history leaving touchpoints to aid familiarity Look here. There has never been an epic uite like The Age of Unreason By interweaving reality with arcane fantasy J Gregory Keyes proves himself a literary alchemist who vividly recreates the eighteenth century–and brings it brilliantly to new lifeWhen Sir Isaac Newton uncovered the secrets of alchemy he could never have imagine.

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J Gregory Keyes and Greg KeyesGreg Keyes was born in to a large diverse storytelling family He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of Georgia before becoming a fulltime writer He lives in Savannah Georgia