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The Light Ages



By: Ian R. MacLeod(Author)

Language: English

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Publisher: Ace Books; Reprint edition (26 April 2005)

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The original title of the book: The Light Ages

Come to Britain in an Industrial Revolution powered by Magic! Aether rules the world. Aether runs the engines, the telegraphs, the very lights of London. Through spells and aether, England has created a mighty Industrial Revolution. In that world, Robert Borrows is insignificant, yet his past holds the truth of the world's future...Growing up in the Yorkshire town of Bracebridge, a town dominated by the mighty aether mines and engines, Robert sees the way in which proximity to aether can poison a life when his mother gradually becomes the thing all families dread - a changeling, less than human, awful to see. Running away to London, Robbie encounters Anna Winters, who he first met on a trip with his mother in happier times. Mercurial and mysterious, Anna becomes his fata morgana. Exploring the Brobdignian city, all colours, smells and danger, Robbie comes into contact with myriad social classes and types, and people who take him back to Bracebridge and the mysteries of aether. This Age is ending, in fire and death...World Fantasy Award-winner Ian R MacLeod creates an England that is recognisable yet entirely different in this massive novel of an Industrial Revolution fuelled by m

"Magical, visionary and enthralling, THE LIGHT AGES is award-winning stuff" -- SFX Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Neal Reynolds on 7 July 2003

    While there's fantasy in this alternative English history, the fantasy is more instructive than entertaining. The story remains dead serious and delves deeper into the motivations of society than sheer realism reveals.We are told the life and times of Robert Borrows, an Englishman in a Victorian age which is influenced by a dark magic. It takes him from childhood as he first rebels against the society he's born into and then as an adult against the basic society. We're given the full story of his revolution and face essential questions which involve the issue of just what the revolutionary is truly revolting against and of the inevitable consequences of such revolt.The story-telling is highly evocative and set against a darkly surrealistic backdrop. Idealism is portrayed along with the traps that go with this idealism. Obsession is looked at and dissected.This novel isn't for Jordan and Tolkien fans, at least not for those unwilling to look deeply enough to see what is real at the bottom of the fantasy.A key point to understanding this book is the protagonist's discovery that his lifetime adversary is merely human and that this discovery is somehow a disappointment. Then comes the question as to just who is the true adversary.This is not a book for fast reading, but more of one to allow oneself to become absorbed in.Highly recommended.

  • By Guest on 28 January 2005

    The Light Ages is excellent, highly recommended, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page. It's a fantasy novel with a twist, set in a technologically advanced Victorian era where the wheels of industry are fueled by magic. Our working class hero comes from the grimly cliched North of England where the miracle-working fuel Aether is mined, and grows up to mix with the London based upper class whose fortunes are made by exploiting the need for the magical energy to flow. The writing has a period flavour which suits the material, and the characters and their world are fully enough fleshed and detailed to satisfy the imagination and hold your attention.There is something for everyone here. There is a nuts and bolts science fiction premise, there are two love stories, secret lives, conspiracies, witches and mutants. Fantasy fans will find enough more than enough romance and magic to satisfy. If you don't like fantasy, the cod-scientific logic of Aether power puts this on the borders of steam-punk. If you don't normally like period drama, this is the prose equivalent of Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, something that puts the rule to proof.

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