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The Alchemy of Stone: Sedia, Ekaterina The Alchemy of Stone: Sedia, Ekaterina

The Alchemy of Stone

Sedia, Ekaterina

ISBN 10: 1607012154 / ISBN 13: 9781607012153
Editorial: Prime Books, 2009
Usado Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Nessa Books (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

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-----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, flat uncreased spine, clean square and tight, 301 pages, assumed unstated First, Near Fine condition. "The Alchemy of Stone, a steampunk novel that explores sexism and class bigotry. Mattie, an intelligent automaton skilled in the use of alchemy, finds herself caught in the middle of a conflict between gargoyles, the Mechanics, & the Alchemists. With the old order quickly giving way to the new, Mattie discovers powerful & dangerous secrets - secrets that can completely alter the balance of power in the city of Ayona. However, this doesn't sit well with Loharri, the Mechanic who created Mattie & still has the key to her heart - literally! A steampunk novel of romance, political intrigue, and alchemy, The Alchemy of Stone represents a new & intriguing direction by the author of the critically-acclaimed The Secret History of Moscow." Check out the scans. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 010410

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Título: The Alchemy of Stone

Editorial: Prime Books

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Ilustrador: Andra Martyna cover artist,

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Edición: Thus 1st Prime Soft Cover

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  • Mattie, an intelligent automaton skilled in the use of alchemy, finds herself caught in the middle of a conflict between gargoyles, the Mechanics, and the Alchemists. With the old order quickly giving way to the new, Mattie discovers powerful and dangerous secrets — secrets that can completely alter the balance of power in the city of Ayona. This doesn't sit well with Loharri, the Mechanic who created Mattie and still has the key to her heart — literally.

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Starred Review. Sedia's evocative third novel, a steampunk fable about the price of industrial development, follows Mattie, an emancipated automaton, as her home city is rent by conflict between alchemists and the mechanics whose clanking, steaming inventions are changing society. Though created by a leader of the mechanics, Mattie chose to join the alchemists, but her creator still holds the key that winds her up. When a terrorist bombing and an assassination touch off all-out war between the two factions, she discovers the ugly secrets and exploitation that keep the city supplied with food and coal. Sedia's exquisitely bleak vision deliberately skewers familiar ideas from know-it-all computers to talking statues desperate for souls, leaving readers to reach their own conclusions about the proper balance of tradition and progress and what it means to be alive. (Aug.)
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