The Rebellion Engines

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Publisher Description

War looms on the horizon. Can a young woman caught between family and country keep her loved ones alive?

China, 1853. Jin Soling's divided loyalties rest on a knife's edge. Paired with Chen Chang-wei, her former betrothed, Soling works as a physician in a secret factory building automatons to march on the empire's battleground cities. Though Soling and Chang-wei's bond has grown stronger, the strain of serving a country in turmoil threatens to tear them apart.   

From a dangerous smuggling run in pirate-infested waters to a dramatic confrontation in the winding streets of Shanghai, Soling learns that the greatest danger might not come from foreign invaders, but from forces inside their borders.

Will Soling sacrifice her life and love to an empire that has forgotten its own people?

The Rebellion Engines is the mind-blowing conclusion to the Gunpowder Chronicles steampunk fantasy trilogy. If you like sinister political intrigue, slow-burn romance, and the epic scale of Qing-Dynasty China, then you'll love Jeannie Lin's powerful tale.

Buy The Rebellion Engines to embark on this steampunk adventure today!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
June 28
Jeannie Lin
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Tieball ,

Engaging. Tight fast-paced. Sides are taken.

I found The Rebellion Engines engaging and a well written story…start to finish. The story builds further from characters and Shanghai problems created in previous Jeannie Lin books: Gunpowder Alchemy, Clockwork Samurai, Tales of the Gunpowder Chronicles and The Warlord and the Nightingale. I was fascinated start to finish….and, I finished really hoping for more stories to be written. All of the characters, and new traits about them for me to learn, were brought out in this fast paced book. There are cultural references with actions that are perfectly woven into the complete story. I really enjoyed the previous stories and this brought all the characters together in a new light. I believe the previous story that best built my understanding of automatons was…The Warlord and the Nightingale…..which is fascinating to imagine the possibilities (a short read cleverly assembled).

Throughout the book I did not find any weak moments. I totally enjoyed the journey across land and ocean that brought the story together. Betrayals. Alliances. Enemy or friend? Real or Automaton? Friendships are stretched as rebellion sides are taken.

The interaction of various characters is followable…..I mean I began to track right along with the characters in their mindset and began to think like them. The story has are numerous twists and turns to the unfolding rebellion. Who is really on which side?

Right at the beginning of The Rebellion Engines I could read into the characters and understand their role. How they fit together. Their personalities. The book could be read as a stand-alone but you’ll get a much better understanding of the characters, the automaton role, and the rebellion unfolding if you catch all the books. Throughout the book I found myself fascinated that I felt I knew the characters, and then a twist in development showed me new side characteristics, same characters I knew….more about them revealed as they took on a journey to save Shanghai. A fabulous fast-paced story…..the entire series of books in fast-paced and well developed. Clearly a winner in my reading. I even started rereading the books to catch nuances I might have missed the first reading. And, I wondered, in the end, is the rebellion really done?

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