The Machine God

The Machine God

One thing makes life in Eisenstadt bearable for exiled Professor Oladel Adewole: the island floating a mile above the city. He's an expert in world mythology about the island, but no one's ever been there or knows how it got there.

When a brilliant engineer makes it to the island in her new invention, the government sends Adewole up with its first survey team. The expedition finds civilization, and Adewole finds a powerful, forbidden fusion of magic and metal: the Machine God.

The government wants it. So does a sociopath bent on ruling Eisenstadt. But when Adewole discovers who the mechanical creature is--and what it can do--he risks his heart and his life to protect the Machine God from the world, and the world from the Machine God.

Title:The Machine God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781926959337
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    The Machine God Reviews

  • Mihir

    Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS: In regards to the Drifting Isle Chronicles, I first heard about it last year and was lucky enough to talk to Joseph R. Lewis who was the main person ...

  • Kate Sherrod

    Meilin Miranda was one of my first friends on Twitter and someone with whom I enjoy spending time in real life whenever I find myself in her home city, so it would be hard, if not impossible, for me t...

  • Graeme Dunlop

    I've said what I think of the other two "Drifting Isle Chronicles" books here on Goodreads. Neither "Black Mercury" nor "The Kaiser Affair" were good.THIS is an entirely different story.I loved this b...

  • Veronica of V's Reads

    This story focuses on the adventure of Dr. Adewole, a linguist and Humanities expert investigating the floating island of Risenton. Myths surround this site, and when a power source becomes available,...

  • Justine

    What a great book, and novel concept! The Machine God paints a rich portrait of an incredible universe, combining hints of magic realism with a funky steampunk adventure, all while keeping its protago...

  • MeiLin Miranda

    I wrote it. :)This is part of the Drifting Isle Chronicles project, a shared universe created by four fantasy writers including me. We each wrote a separate novel set in the DIC world. The first three...

  • Eric Mesa

    Well, this story functions quite well to continue the story from Black Mercury. We see the fates of many of the characters from the previous novel, but this really is quite a different story with a di...

  • P. Kirby

    3.5 stars.Well, so I’m relatively sure that Chick Fil A won’t be opening a restaurant in Eisenstadt.Eisenstadt’s birds, including the poultry, talk. Consequently, feathered things are off the me...

  • Mike

    I dithered between three and four stars for this. I think it's on the low end of four. On the upside, this is much better than the usual steampunk mess. There's a complete absence of silly romance, no...

  • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~

    Professor Adewole, a Jerian who specializes in ancient languages, hopes to ease his heartache from his sister's passing. Being in Eisenstadt is a trying experience for Professor Adewole where he comes...