A novel of gigantic —nay, cosmic— ideas, brought down to earth by witty characters and a delightfully clueless everyman protagonist. Universal apocalypses don’t come any bigger, or more entertaining.
Edison breaks some new ground here, and even when he’s in familiar territory, he finds his own way of exploring it. An impressive debut.
Highly original, beautifully weird, deeply immersive, The Waking Engine is a storming debut and a fantasy guaranteed to trip you out.
This debut fantasy is a fever dream of vivid imagery and dark luscious prose, reminiscent of China Miéville in its byzantine, steampunk-influenced cityscape.
David Edison makes his debut with a novel of great creativity and richness. There’s nothing small about this story, from its remarkable premise to its cast of splendidly mad characters and its complex, beautifully realized world. I can’t wait for the next volume.
Intensely descriptive and detailed, The Waking Engine will spur readers’ imaginations.