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[Read] ➶ Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) ➳ Yoon Ha Lee – Activematrix.us

Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) War Heresy Madness Shuos Jedao Is Unleashed The Long Dead General, Preserved With Exotic Technologies And Resurrected By The Hexarchate To Put Down A Heretical Insurrection, Has Possessed The Body Of Gifted Young Captain Kel Cheris.Now, General Kel Khiruev S Fleet, Racing To The Severed March To Stop A Fresh Incursion By The Enemy Hafn, Has Fallen Under Jedao S Sway Only Khiruev S Aide, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, Appears Able To Shake Off The Influence Of The Brilliant But Psychotic Jedao.The Rogue General Seems Intent On Defending The Hexarchate, But Can Khiruev Or Brezan Trust Him For That Matter, Can They Trust Kel Command, Or Will Their Own Rulers Wipe Out The Whole Swarm To Destroy One Man Yoon Ha Lee S Critically Acclaimed Machineries Of Empire Trilogy Continues With Raven Stratagem, Coming From Solaris Summer 2017.

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➶ Raven Stratagem (The Machineries of Empire, #2) ➳ Yoon Ha Lee – Activematrix.us


  1. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC I think it s safe to say that I m a fanboy of this writer I was blown away by the flashy greatness of the first novel, the quantum perception nature of a whole society versus other whole societies, and especially the absolute craziness of having an undead general in your brain to help you fight impossible battles in space.This one continues in that same vein, but it does so with a heavy dose of mystery and sadness and three other viewpoints while all eyes are foc Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC I...


  2. says:

    4ish stars.An improvement in all areas on the already impressive Ninefox Gambit, reading this makes me glad I gave a second chance to NG The POV characters are muchinteresting and relevant, the pacing is muchconsistent and the prose is just as military grade immaculate.This is expansive, unprecedented military space opera done right If that sounds like your jam, go ahead and spread it on thick If you re like me and feel intimidated or if it just isn t your preferred genre, give it 4ish stars.An improvement in all areas on the already impressive Ninefox Gambit, reading this makes me glad I gave a second chance to NG The POV characters are muchinteresting and relevant, the pacing is muchconsistent and the prose is just as military grade immaculate.This is expansive, unprecedented military space opera done right If that...


  3. says:

    Extended Review at must admit I was shocked and a little disappointed when I got through the first chapter of Raven Stratagem Not because it was bad, mind you it was just that my memory of the first chapter of Ninefox Gambit which unceremoniously barrel kicks you into a huge flaming pit of WHAT THE F IS THIS was still fresh in my mind nearly a year later Compared to that, the kickoff for Raven Stratagem is just so damned conventional setup and Extended Review at must admit I was shocked and a little disappointed when I got through the first chapter of Raven Stratagem Not because it was bad, mind you it was just that my memory of the first chapter of Ninefox Gambit which unceremoniously barrel kicks you into a huge flaming pit of WHAT THE F IS THIS was still fresh in my mind nearly a year later Compared to that, the kickoff for Raven Stratagem is just so damned conventional setup and action clearly explained Characters and their place in the story established Wall to wall info dumping Yoon Ha Lee WHAT HAVE YOU DONE Before long though, this second dip into the world of the Hexarchate gives the people what they want the exotic weaponry, the surreal settings and space battles, the impossibly perfect prose The story follows three c...


  4. says:

    A terrific space opera from an emerging talent who is already in the running in this year s Hugo Awards for the first entry in this trilogy, Ninefox Gambit I will have to go back and read that, but I couldn t resist the opportunity of supping on this one through Netgalley I had to catch up fast on the setting here, a large interstellar system of planets with faster than light travel and governed by six factions, the Hexarchate Each group of the ruling confederate has areas of specialty in the A terrific space opera from an emerging talent who is already in the running in this year s Hugo Awards for the first entry in this trilogy, Ninefox Gambit I will have to go back and read that, but I couldn t resist the opportunity of supping on this one through Netgalley I had to catch up fast on the setting here, a large interstellar system of planets with faster than light travel and governed by six factions, the Hexarchate Each group of the ruling confederate has areas of specialty in the power politics at large, which relates to divergences in their biology, religion, technological innovation, and military among their various star systems It was a bit hard to keep track of, but the challenge was eased by the book s focus on characters from two of the six, the Kel and the Shuos, w...


  5. says:

    After the events of Ninefox Gambit, the undead and possibly mad general Shuos Jedao is free and possessing the body of Kel Cheris Rather than immediately seek revenge on the hexarchs for his time in the black cradle, Jedao takes a Kel Swarm and leads it in a defense of the hexarchate against an incursion of the Hafn Meanwhile the Shuos hexarch Mikodez watches in horro...


  6. says:

    I NEED IT.


  7. says:

    It feels like all I ve done since Ninefox Gambit came out is try and convince people to read it, and now I have another weapon to use in my battle against those who resist my will Read Ninefox Gambit because then you get to read the sequel And trust me, you want to read the sequel.In what has already been a year of fantastic books for me Raven Stratagem is the best one yet It takes everything I loved about Ninefox Gambit and just makes it even better It also does what the very best sequels d It feels like all I ve done since Ninefox Gambit came out is try and convince people to read it, and now I have another weapon to use in my battle against those who resist my will Read Ninefox Gambit because then you get to read the sequel And trust me, you want to read the sequel.In what has already been a year of fantastic books for me Raven Stratagem is the best one yet It takes everything I loved about Ninefox Gambit and just makes it even better It also does what the very best sequels do it...


  8. says:

    Have you ever read a series that is so bizarre and yet so fulfilling Mine is Machineries of Empire The first book, Ninefox Gambit, for me was one of the best reads of 2017 It was so refreshing, confusing, and engaging at the same time The universe was as weird or even weirder than Vernor Vinge s Zones of Thought Calendars and maths as belief system technology weapon I have never read anything like it.And the characters, oh my gosh, I love the characters and the dialogues Even in this seco Have you ever read a series that is so bizarre and yet so fulfilling Mine is Machineries of Empire The first book, Ninefox Gambit, for me was one of the...


  9. says:

    Ninefox Gambit was one of the best books I read in 2016 Raven Stratagem might be even better This whole series is utterly, gloriously, astoundingly brilliant Welcome to the world of the hexarchate, where total participation in rigid ritual not only keeps control of the population it also warps the topology of reality to create exotic effects that keeps the hexarchate in power The hexarchate is ruled by six factions the Rahal, who make the rules the Vidona, who enforce them with tortur Ninefox Gambit was one of the best books I read in 2016 Raven Stratagem might be even better This whole series is utterly, gloriously, astoundingly brilliant Welcome to the world of the hexarchate, where total participation in rigid ritual not only keeps control of the population it also warps the topology of reality to create exotic effects that keeps the hexarchate in power The hexarchate is ruled by six factions the Rahal, who make the rules the Vidona, who enforce them with torture the Andan, who control the culture the Nirai, who provide mathematical and scientific technology the Shuos, who act as spies, assassins, and bureaucrats and the Kel, who are the military wing of the hexarchate All but the Shuos depend upon an exotic effect to remain in power, from Rahal scrying and mindreading to the Nirai spacefaring mothdrive to the overwhelmingly powerful Kel military formations Heretics are therefore a tangible, literal threat not only do they thr...


  10. says:

    I read through to the end of chapter 4 in this one about 14% of the book and I just wasn t into it I knew from having already read the first in the series that it would probably take a lot for this to really draw me in, but sadly it just wasn t doing so and although I know many who love this book and series, I just don t think this sort of SF works for me personally I like knowing where I stand as I read and with this series I constantly feel like I m not sure what s happening or why or who I read through to the end of chapter 4 in this one about 14% of the book and I just wasn t into it I knew from having already read the first in the series that it would probably take a lot for this to really draw...

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