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Clockwork Boys: 1 (Clocktaur War) Paperback – Import, 6 March 2018
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A paladin, an assassin, a forger, and a scholar ride out of town. It's not the start of a joke, but rather an espionage mission with deadly serious stakes. T. Kingfisher's new novel begins the tale of a murderous band of criminals (and a scholar), thrown together in an attempt to unravel the secret of the Clockwork Boys, mechanical soldiers from a neighboring kingdom that promise ruin to the Dowager's city.
If they succeed, rewards and pardons await, but that requires a long journey through enemy territory, directly into the capital. It also requires them to refrain from killing each other along the way! At turns darkly comic and touching, Clockwork Boys puts together a broken group of people trying to make the most of the rest of their lives as they drive forward on their suicide mission.
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"Hands down, probably the best piece of traditionally western epic fantasy I've read ever." -- Cassandra Khaw author of Hammers on Bone
"As stories give us maps to unknown possibility, Clockwork Boys shows us how to do that nearly-impossible thing--how to go on after we have screwed absolutely everything up. A must-read for anyone trying to be a decent human being and/or competent adult!" -- Sigrid Ellis
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- Publisher : Argyll Productions (6 March 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 262 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1614504164
- ISBN-13 : 978-1614504160
- Item Weight : 100 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.4 x 21.59 cm
- Country of Origin : India
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,124,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #24,894 in Science Fiction (Books)
- #47,193 in Fantasy (Books)
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You'd be wrong.
While the book certainly has its darker moments - and I get the feeling it's only going to get grimmer from here - they're balanced by a wry humour which is Pratchettesque in its puncturing of fantasy tropes and truisms while staying firmly within the world and feel of the narrative. The story grabs you by the shoulders from the start and doesn't let go, but there's enough context given that within the first chapter you're pretty solidly aware of where the characters are, what they're doing, and exactly how likely they reckon it is that they'll survive all of this (answer: not very).
And speaking of the characters: T. Kingfisher has an ear for dialogue that's nothing short of perfect. The characters feel like real people, and, more than that, like people you /want/ to spend the book with. When they argue, it's over things which make sense - when they break and show weakness in front of each other, it's for reasons which /work/. And they've each of them a depth to them which suggests we've not yet scratched the surface of what they can do when they're pushed to it.
My only complaint? That the second book isn't out yet, so I can't find out what happens next.
But the characters are interesting and well-drawn and it will be good to see their further adventures.
Decent humour to the writing as well which had me laughing out loud at times.