I was less gripped by the sequal in the Machineries of Empire series, but the twist at the end really got me. The novel was good, with equally good twists and turns of plot, and interestingly intricate world building. I immensely enjoyed how the various bureaucratic factions of the empire were fleshed out, led by and employing real people who had not only jobs but things they did when they weren't at work. They live real lives, and some of them give up so much of it for their jobs. I'm excited for the next installment.
Published June 12, 2017