"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.
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 22 hours ago by Ulieq
5 Stars all the way! Buy the book - David Edison is wonderfully imaginative and you won't be disappointed.Published 5 days 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 28 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Mark H. Dillon
Just didn't hold my attention. I had a difficult time keeping up with it in the beginning and never got into a rhythm with the book.Published 2 months ago by William E. Schroeter
I really wanted to like this novel. I didn't. The premise is great, but the writing itself felt awkward to me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CliffStamp BSG315
Let me start out by saying that I purchased this book from the blurb. Well played blurb writer, well played. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott A. Mulraney