"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.
In between, there are times where we slow down too much for explanations/details or go too fast and gloss over too much.
Edison builds great characters and creates a very vivid world ol that mixes the imaginary with our own world.
David Edison's The Waking Engine is definitely one of the best and most imaginative new weirdish fantasy novels published during the recent years. Read morePublished 1 day ago by "Seregil of Rhiminee"
What an unexpected and fresh find! I did not expect such a richly realized world especially given the intriguing premise. I cannot wait for the sequel! Well done!Published 28 days ago by S-Mo
Edison builds great characters and creates a very vivid world ol that mixes the imaginary with our own world. A great readPublished 2 months ago by Marisa Arpels
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 3 months 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 4 months ago by Clay Kallam
Really novel concept. Very well done. Looking forward to the next one!Published 4 months 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 5 months ago by Ulieq
5 Stars all the way! Buy the book - David Edison is wonderfully imaginative and you won't be disappointed.Published 5 months ago by Michelle Foosaner