The Descent of Monsters

The Descent of Monsters

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"JY Yang continues to redefine the limits of silkpunk fantasy with their Tensorate novellas, which the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." In this third volume, an investigation into atrocities committed at a classified research facility threaten to expose secrets that the Protectorate will do anything to keep hidden. 'You are reading this because I am dead.' Something terrible happened at the Rewar Teng Institute of Experimental Methods. When the Tensorate's investigators arrived, they found a sea of blood and bones as far as the eye could see. One of the institute's experiments got loose, and its rage left no survivors. The investigators returned to the capital with few clues and two prisoners: the terrorist leader Sanao Akeha and a companion known only as Rider. Investigator Chuwan faces a puzzle. What really happened at the institute? What drew the Machinists there? What are her superiors trying to cover up? And why does she feel as if her strange dreams are forcing her down a narrowing path she cannot escape?"--provided by Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates / Tor,, 2018
©2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250165855
1250165857
Branch Call Number: F Yang
Characteristics: 169 pages :,map ;,21 cm

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JessicaGma May 27, 2019

It's an interesting way to do a novel where it's describing a cover-up and you know it won't end well for the investigators. This is another excellent entry into the Tensorate series.

JCLJoshN Aug 27, 2018

I haven't read the first two books in this series (YET!), and while I know the plot of each book is self-contained, I feel like there was some setting information I'm missing out on, like the basic political set-up and what "slack" and "slackcraft" are. Nevertheless, the setting as shown is incredibly cool and fascinating, and the weird wonderfulness of it is nicely contrasted by the prosaic speech of the characters. Now I absolutely need to read the first two books, because this world and its people have hooked me.

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