"This debut fantasy is a fever dream of vivid imagery and dark luscious prose, reminiscent of China Miéville in its byzantine, steampunk-influenced cityscape." —Library Journal, starred review, on The Waking Engine
"Edison breaks some new ground here, and even when he’s in familiar territory, he finds his own way of exploring it. An impressive debut." —Booklist on The Waking Engine
"Intensely descriptive and detailed, The Waking Engine will spur readers' imaginations." —RT Bookreviews
"Highly original, beautifully weird, deeply immersive, The Waking Engine is a storming debut and a fantasy guaranteed to trip you out." —Adam Christopher, author of Empire State and The Burning Dark on The Waking Engine
Even the ending made no sense to me, both in relation to the larger story and the main character.
Edison's The Waking Engine features a very complex and immersive world, beautifully descriptive writing, and engaging dialogues with a broad cast of characters.
In between, there are times where we slow down too much for explanations/details or go too fast and gloss over too much.
The Waking Engine by David Edison is a complex, but a bit muddled amalgamation of fantasy and sci-fi with a strong leaning towards fantasy. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michael G. Kurilla
As is too often the case, publishers don’t like to let potential buyers be put off by making it clear that a book is the first of a series, which is clearly true of David Edison’s... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Clay Kallam
Really novel concept. Very well done. Looking forward to the next one!Published 1 month ago by BayAreaTexan
I picked up this book looking forward how this author expounds on the fantastic idea of rebirth on other worlds after death, what I thought was going to be what the story what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ulieq
5 Stars all the way! Buy the book - David Edison is wonderfully imaginative and you won't be disappointed.Published 1 month ago by Michelle Foosaner
Another book I was very excited to read, with an awesomely inventive premise (when you die, you go not to Heaven or Hell, but as your same self, to a whole other world) which falls... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SerpentSatellite
The Walking Engine by David Edison, is one of the most creative, imaginative and enjoyable reads I've had in awhile. I truly look forward to more work by this gifted writer.Published 3 months ago by Daniel P. Bergerac
Its been a long time since I've read a book that painted such a clear picture of a world. The story sucks you in and, in the way that only a skilled story teller can do all the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark H. Dillon