EMPIRE OF UNREASON by J. Gregory Keyes

EMPIRE OF UNREASON

Vol. III, The Age of Unreason
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Third installment of what's settling in to become yet another interminable series (A Calculus of Angels, 1999, etc.). The eye-grabber here: in an alternate 17th century where science and alchemy both work, the world is threatened by insubstantial yet malevolent entities called Malakim. Sir Isaac Newton died defending Europe against a Malakim-orchestrated onslaught. London, meanwhile, was annihilated by a comet strike that's plunged North America into an ice age: Only young Ben Franklin and friends survive to resist the Malakim. A series that's wandered a long, long way from reality: Startling ideas, but a tough narrative slog.

Pub Date: May 1st, 2000
ISBN: 0-345-40609-5
Page count: 368pp
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2000




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