- Author:Ian R. MacLeod
- Publisher:Ace Hardcover; 1st Ed. edition (May 6, 2003)
- Pages:416 pages
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by Ian R MacLeod This is a work of fiction.
by Ian R MacLeod This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. An Ace Book Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.
The Washington Post Book World. MacLeod brings a Dickensian life to the pounding factories of London in a style he calls ‘realistic fantasy. It’s a complete world brought to life with compassionate characters and lyrical writing.
I really enjoyed Journeys, but my first attempt at novel-length Ian R. MacLeod falls short. The Light Ages takes place in an alternative England where the ability to manipulate aether has jumpstarted steam engine technology somewhat. Other technologies, like electricity, have fallen by the wayside as too unreliable.
The Light Ages' by Ian R. MacLeod doesn't feel much like light reading, but it's an enjoyable story for the right . MacLeod doesn't feel much like light reading, but it's an enjoyable story for the right reader. Think of Charles Dickens meeting up with an alternate England powered by a kind of magic crystal. The opening sections of the book are quite good, as MacLeod does his best to pull us into the setting and get the ground rules laid out. Mining the magic (called "aether") is like any mining inherently dangerous and there are moments when people get too exposed to the magical radiation and instead of turning huge and green when they get angry they get called trolls or changlings and are often taken away to live out their lives elsewhere.
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A finalist for the World Fantasy Award, The Light Ages brings a Dickensian life to the pounding factories of London (The Denver Post) and should hold great appeal to readers who love the more sophisticated fantasy of Michael Swanwick, John Crowley or even China Miéville (Publishers Weekly). The Light Ages continues with The House of Storms, set one century later. Sci-fi & Fantasy Fiction Steampunk Historical Fantasy Dark Fantasy.
Praise for The Light Ages: MacLeod's descriptive powers are so effective . This book has all the feel of a Victorian England setting, but that's not quite right.
Praise for The Light Ages: MacLeod's descriptive powers are so effective that you can visualize every detail. skillfully incorporates literary influences ranging from William Blake to Dickens to 1984 and the working class novels of the 1950s-and arrives at something original. Rising star Ian R MacLeod offers an original political fable rivaling in ambition and execution the very best of today's new science fantasies. It's set in an alternate England, and date of divergence appears to 1798 (although that's not 100% clear), and.
The Light Ages continues with The House of Storms, set one century later. When I picked up this book, I was looking for some serious steampunk fiction. Perhaps there is too much magic present in The Light Ages for my tastes, but I couldn't even finish it. Seldom do I ever abandon a book. I may come back to it at some point.
Curdled clouds writhed across the valley and the men trudged home early as the chimneys blocked and the yards piled up, hunched like the negatives of ghosts against the teeming white. d, the roads and the rails became impassable. Bracebridge found itself isolated. Even the shift sirens didn’t bother to sound. The only noise, as I lay shivering that night in my freezing attic and watched my window fill up with snow, was a dense, endless hissing. I wandered down into the kitchen on Christmas morning, stiff and cold, my fingers blue, my teeth chattering, to find.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the. author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or. dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) In. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced.
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