by Jay Lake
Cover Artist: Stephan Martiniere
Review by Harriet Klausner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765321862
Date: 30 March 2010 List Price $26.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The young sorceress Paolina Barthes has thrown a monkey wrench into the gears of the Clockwork Earth society where she lives (see Escapement and Mainspring). Now she is on the run as two rival ambitious groups The Silent Order and the White Birds want to control her "free will" magic that each believes will enable them finally to gain absolute authority. From official release/information:
From back of book: Rejoin the adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth. Paolina Barthes, young sorceress, is crossing the Equatorial Wall, attempting to take herself and her magic away form the grasp of powerful men in the empires of the north. Emily Childress is still aboard the renegade Chinese submarine, along with her devoted Captain and the British chief petty officer, Angus al-Wazir. THey are all being sought most urgently by the powers that secretly rule the Northern Earth--the Silent Order and the White Birds. A third power, of the Southern Earth, has its eye on Paolina; she will not be allowed to bring thepolitical turmoil of the North into the more mystical South.
(Source: Tor Books)