THE WAKING ENGINE
Fans of spiraling plotlines and a rich cast of characters will love reading Edison’s fantasy debut. The laws of the City Unspoken are unusual, to say the least, and the many fascinating characters comprise the threads of a plush tapestry of stories. Intensely descriptive and detailed, The Waking Engine will spur readers’ imaginations as they walk the streets with protagonist Cooper. After finishing this engaging read, you’ll want to keep Edison on your TBR list.
All people live and die many times, simply entering a new world upon their deaths, but only in the City Unspoken can the gateway to True Death be found —- until it fails. The dying are overrunning the streets, and there’s a hint of madness in the air. Cooper wakes up to find himself cradled by an angel and quickly realizes he’s not home anymore. From there things spiral out of control and Cooper comes to see the City for what it really is, and as the dying swarm around him, he understands there are decisions only he can make. (TOR, Feb., 400 pp., $25.99)