The Escapement

By K. J. Parker (Electronic Book, 2009)
The astonishing conclusion to the Engineer Trilogy, an exquisitely crafted tale of revenge from a unique and remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction.


The engineer Ziani Vaatzes engineered a war to be reunited with his family. The deaths were regrettable, but he had no choice.

Duke Valens dragged his people into the war to save the life of one woman - a woman whose husband he then killed. He regrets the evil he's done, but he, equally, had no choice.

Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic, or fight a desperate siege for its survival. As a man of considerable intelligence, he knows that he has a role to play - and little choice but to accept it.

The machine has been built. All that remains is to set it in motion.
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    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $8.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316077491

    • On Sale Date: 06/16/2009

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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The astonishing conclusion to the Engineer Trilogy, an exquisitely crafted tale of revenge from a unique and remarkable new voice in fantasy fiction.


The engineer Ziani Vaatzes engineered a war to be reunited with his family. The deaths were regrettable, but he had no choice.

Duke Valens dragged his people into the war to save the life of one woman - a woman whose husband he then killed. He regrets the evil he's done, but he, equally, had no choice.

Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic, or fight a desperate siege for its survival. As a man of considerable intelligence, he knows that he has a role to play - and little choice but to accept it.

The machine has been built. All that remains is to set it in motion.

K.J. Parker is a pseudonym.
  • "When so many fantasy sagas are tired, warmed-over affairs, a writer like K.J. Parker is more of a hurricane than a breath of fresh air." (Dreamwatch).

  • "Utterly compelling." (The Alien Online).

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The Escapement
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $8.99 US
  • Pages: 432
  • ISBN-13: 9780316077491
  • On Sale Date: 06/16/2009
The Escapement