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The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats Kindle Edition
In this, the first excerpt from the chronicles of the Red Hats, as told by their self-appointed historian, the sorcerer called Watchdog, the company faces an armed and armored war machine that threatens to crush a free republic beneath its steel tread.
Originally anthologized in 2013, "The Effigy Engine" is a black powder fantasy of magic, musketry, and mercenary banter from internationally best-selling fantasist Scott Lynch, creator of Locke Lamora and the Gentleman Bastard Sequence. "The Effigy Engine" appears here for the first time in a standalone digital edition, with a new introduction from the author.
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- ASIN : B07H7S551Q
- Publisher : Scott Lynch (September 9, 2018)
- Publication date : September 9, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1255 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 39 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #321,749 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That's not to say that the battle sequences aren't effective (they are), or that exploration of how a mechanized tank would change war in a magical world isn't intriguing (it is). But really, what I came away from The Effigy Engine thinking about was the characters - the magic-wielding comrade whose beard has become a replica of an armada, our wryly funny narrator Watchdog who explains to us just how magic works here, or the commander who's quite literally a mother figure to him. The Effigy Engine might be a novella, but that short length doesn't keep it from building out a great world quickly, and giving the sense that there could easily be plenty of stories to come in this series - and I'd definitely pick them up.
Also I, along with my dog Goblin and cat One-Eye, appreciate the shout out given in the dedication! I'm sure it was appreciated and rightly so.
Apologies for this horribly rambling review!
However, I'm still waiting for the next in the Gentlemen Bastards series. If Mr. Lynch has abandoned that series, I do wish he would let people know
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A must read if you are a Scott Lynch fan.