Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

The Wild Machines, The Book of Ash, #3 by Mary Gentle

This is a single book in the UK, but four (thank ghu) in the US. Comments on Book 1 and Book 2.

This book takes place in three days of Ash's life. We skip crossing the Med from their-Carthage and pushing up to Dijon, but are told about the sunless devastation -- nothing left anywhere to eat, babies exposed, frozen people stacked, etc. -- on the way. They find Ash's "sister," Faris, the commander of the Carthage army with a large detachment sieging Dijon. Ash gets her people safely inside Dijon and talks to Faris, trying to talk her into realizing who the Wild Machines are and why she shouldn't follow their commands.

The last day is a hunt to determine the new Duke of Dijon. This turns out to be much more important than you'd think.

And in the interleaved material, our character-author and his editor find even more odd history and comparisons.
Tags: books

  • 9 Ded Crickets...

    ... and I was the one who killed them. These two cats aren't are interested in them. I planned to be back online sooner, but it looks like I'm going…

  • UPS > USPS

    Look a couple posts down and see something similar. There wasn't anything under the latch in the clusterbox on Tuesday, but there was two of the…

  • 104F!

    Yes, we have that very high temperature plus the heat index is 122F. I can't go out, of course, and I'd plan to get mail when it's cooler, except we…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.