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by Jay Lake

eBook Pinion (Clockwork Earth) download ISBN: 0765321866
Author: Jay Lake
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st Ed. edition (March 30, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1574 kb
Fb2: 1518 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Lake returns to the clockwork Earth of Mainspring (2007) and Escapement (2008) to resume the intertwining stories of Paolina Barthes, the Mask Childress, the Chinese clerk Wang, and Mr. Kitchens.

Ships from and sold by GETITBOOKS. Lake returns to the clockwork Earth of Mainspring (2007) and Escapement (2008) to resume the intertwining stories of Paolina Barthes, the Mask Childress, the Chinese clerk Wang, and Mr. Paolina is traveling south of the Wall into mysterious lands populated by sorcerers, where she hopes to escape the grasping power of the men of the north and learn to use the power of her gleam more wisely.

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Lake's clockwork Earth ends a lovely ripping adventure trilogy, with a ripping end, and a rotj like epilogue

Jay Lake somehow ties the multiple threads of his two previous novels in this series in a neat bow by the end of this third volume. Along the way, his characters develop, new wonders unfold, plots thicken without congealing. Lake's clockwork Earth ends a lovely ripping adventure trilogy, with a ripping end, and a rotj like epilogue. These characters will be with me a long time.

Lake wields big themes-magic and religion versus science, free will, colonialism, and a bit of romance-with surprising elegance, and readers will enjoy cherishing the characters and pondering the concepts of this "clockpunk" world.

June 2011 : USA Paperback.

This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in. .Washington Post Book World on Escapement. Jay Lake somehow ties the multiple threads of his two previous novels in this series in a neat bow by the end of this third volume

This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in Escapement. Rejoin the Librarian and the Chinese submarine captain, the British sailor, the clockwork man, and the young sorceress who has gone south of the great equatorial wall. This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in Escapement. Jay Lake somehow ties the multiple threads of his two previous novels in this series in a neat bow by the end of this third volume. Along the way, his characters develop, new wonders unfold, plots.

This adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in Escapement. The very cosmology of this world is an enigmatic astonishment, and it underpins every single bit of action and characte.Lake has a ball transporting his characters up and down this magnificent world, subjecting them to all sorts of perils and escapes in a wild variety of settings.

Publisher's Weekly) Hugo Award Nominee, John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee, Writers of the Future Contest Winner.

The battle has been fought and won, and all have been transformed by the struggle. Imago of Lockwood has become Lord Mayor of the City Imperishable, though at a price beyond his wildest imagination. Publisher's Weekly) Hugo Award Nominee, John W.

"The delight is in what's seen en route, as Lake has configured his world-dominating empires, one British, the other Chinese, with huge and devoted attention to the last detail. The delight of the next volume--prefigured with unrelenting clarity in Escapement's final pages--should be the discovery that the destination adds up."--Washington Post Book World on EscapementRejoin the Librarian and the Chinese submarine captain, the British sailor, the clockwork man, and the young sorceress who has gone south of the great equatorial wall.  This adventure in Lake’s Clockwork Earth continues the tale begun in Escapement. "The very cosmology of this world is an enigmatic astonishment, and it underpins every single bit of action and character….Lake has a ball transporting his characters up and down this magnificent world, subjecting them to all sorts of perils and escapes in a wild variety of settings. His three main protagonists all exhibit distinct and memorable personalities that allow us to filter their world through three prisms of intelligence and attitude….Fantasy has always been "escapist" in the best sense of the word, and Lake engineers a fine tale of humans in search of liberation from the clockwork and customs that ensnare them and us as well."--Sci-Fi Weekly on Escapement

Comments: (7)
Kizshura
I enjoyed the first 2 books of this series, but toward the middle of this one, the story started to drag. It got bogged down with too many characters, subplots and side stories. Too many airship scenes, battles, intrigues, bogus spirituality. Things which I would like to have seen, were left out. For instance, I would have liked to see more about the Avebianco/Masks and the Silent Order. Who are they and what do they do? Most of all, I wish Hethor would have been a real character in this book.

At one point I was going to give this only 2 stars, that's how bored I was getting. So after reading this book, my impression is "a lot of characters did a lot of running around, and I didn't care about most of them very much."
Larosa
This is a wonderfully complex conclusion to what I refer to as the Clockwork Earth series. What I liked most about this novel is how the major changes occuring in the clockwork setting are mirrored in minds of Paulina and Boaz. What is depicted is the coming together of faith and reason and also the incorperation of free- will into a previously deterministic reality. And also, there is a wonderful metaphor of the "Golden Bridge," being like the connection between the right and left hemisphere of the brain; with the right being the Southern Earth and the left being the Northern Earth. There is also a strong suggestion of pantheism with the Mind of God being divided between the Silent World of the Southern Earth and the Judeo-Christion God of the Northern Earth.
I especially liked Boaz, who reminds me of Star-trek's Data. I was fascinated by this clockwork automaton's mental transformation from machine to human, which closely reflects the Clock-work Earth's transformation to a more free-willed and blended state. This, in my mind, makes this series similar in theme to the Veil trilogy by Christopher Golden. In that series, there is also a few characters whose transformations parallel the transformation of the setting; and the coming together of magic and reason.
The book's characters and setting was so good that I was disappionted when it was over.
Innadril
I've been looking for this latest (last?) installment of Lake's Clockwork Universe series for quite some time as my local bookstore never did get it (though they keep Mainspring and Escapement stocked) ... The hardest part with reading this one is trying to remember what has gone before, but the story and writing is so good it's no problem!! I hope Jay Lake continues these stories in his Clockwork Universe!!
Very Old Chap
Creative and imaginative take on steampunk. Jay Lake built a world like nothing you have ever read before. Fun read. Last in the trilogy but each book stands alone well.
Ricep
We loved this series of books. Some seem to think it's Christian Propaganda... we thought rather the opposite. Love the whole series. See my review of Mainspring.
Shaktizragore
Having just finished Pinion, I sit here feeling the reverberations of an epic tale, threads of feeling and memory excited by the story but vibrating in my life.
Acceptance of the arcane world envisioned in Jay Lake's trilogy happened for me almost without notice. Love and loyalty, duty and courage, fear and resolve are themes central to human experience. Magic and a clockwork universe become accepted vehicles for an interplay of human potential one can recognise and rejoice in as both possible and of great worth.
If feelings are a legitimate compass with which to chart our course,Pinion and its predecessors are on a path running true north.
Dianalmeena
Paolina Barthes the sorceress has caused havoc upsetting the God given gears of the northern hemisphere. Rival ambitious groups The Silent Order and the White Birds pursue her to gain control of her "free will" magic that each believes will allow them to become the absolute authority in the north. Paolina flees southward with plans to do the impossible of crossing over The Equatorial Wall that God constructed to keep earth rotating through heaven

On the other side of the Great Wall that God built is The Southern Empire whose mystics gear for the coming of Paolina. They know what she has done to the clockwork precision balance in the north and want to prevent her heresy wrecking their society as granted to them by God as their right to rule. These mystics do not idly await the arrival of the destroyer, but instead go after Paolina's beloved Boaz the brass man and Childress the Mask librarian who travel in a Chinese sub.

The final tale in the Clockwork Earth saga (see Escapement and Mainspring) is a terrific climax to a strong thought provoking thriller. Jay Lake magically mixes his big metaphysical themes with a deep cast starring in an electrifying fast-paced story line. Readers will fully appreciate Pinion as Mr. Lake takes the audience on a profound philosophical comparison of religion and magic vs. science; especially free will vs. pre-determinism and subjection. With two prime subplots filled with action, Paolina still holds the novel together as the heretic beginning a revolution in thought similar perhaps to the Renaissance or more so the transformation from the divine rights of kings to the Age of Reason. This is great finish, but newcomers need to read the previous entries first or be lost in the precision of Clockwork Earth.

Harriet Klausner