With scarcely a break for breath, it was onto the final volume in the Doctrine of Labyrinths series. Generally, I felt much more comfortable with this book than I did with the last one. Most significantly, however, the style of these chapters was very close to the faux-archaic style of The Goblin Emperor. The world which we see in this fourth book is also much closer than that of The Goblin Emperor.

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It was first published in hardcover and ebook by Ace Books in April , with a trade paperback edition following from the same publisher in April Prince Gerrard Hume perishes attempting to start the Cymellunar engine, a device he hoped might gain Caloxa independence from Corambis.

In far off Bernatha the once powerful Cabaline wizard Felix Harrowgate resorts to sordid extremes to earn money to treat his sick half brother Mildmay, only to fall victim to a Corambin ritual that restarts another Cymellunar device, the terrible Clock of Eclipses. The collection was also reviewed by Faren Miller in Locus no.

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If you pick up Melusine make sure you are ready to get The Virtu if you like Felix and Mildmay's adventures, since Melusine is just half a story :. I only have the fourth book generously sent to me from Ace for review and I thought it would be tied strongly into the first three. Your review; however, put the book back on the To Read pile and off of the "it's a series book where I haven't read any others so I'll put it aside" pile. Also, Sarah Monette has a terrific post on her LiveJournal about the whole "series" label. Very honest and also helped to convince me to pick up the book. Monette as a writer.


Corambis, however, is a land plagued by civil strife. Kay Brightmore, the Margrave of Rothmarlin, is part of an insurrection to restore the monarchy in the southern half of the country. In desperation, Kay and his rebels seek out the engine of Summerdown, an ancient magical device rumored to have terrible powers. Once the engine is awakened, only a powerful wizard can stop its awesome potential for destruction. Felix and Mildmay arrive just in time for their greatest challenge-and ultimate destiny…. Available from:.

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