The Fire Opal Mechanism

The Jewel Series#2 The Gem Universe#2

Fran Wilde

The Fire Opal Mechanism

The Fire Opal Mechanism is the fast-paced and lively sequel to Fran Wilde's The Jewel and Her Lapidary

Jewels and their lapidaries and have all but passed into myth.

Jorit, broke and branded a thief, just wants to escape the Far Reaches for something better. Ania, a rumpled librarian, is trying to protect her books from the Pressmen, who value knowledge but none of the humanity that generates it.

When they stumble upon a mysterious clock powered by an ancient jewel, they may discover secrets in the past that will change the future forever.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Tor Publishing Group
On Sale: 06/04/2019
ISBN: 9781250196538
ISBN10: 1250196531
0.00 x 0.00 inches , 208 Pages

Trade Paperback

Tor Publishing Group
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250196545
ISBN10: 125019654X
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 208 Pages

About the Author

Two-time Nebula Award-winner Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, four Hugo Awards, three Locus Awards, and a Lodestar....

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Praise for the Gem Universe series:

“[A] sharp, glittering novella about friendship, family, loyalty, and mental instability.” —Locus, on The Jewel and Her Lapidary

”A splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced.” —Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner, on The Jewel and Her Lapidary

“Readers who loved Jewel will be delighted by this outing.” —Publishers Weekly

Additional Praise for Fran Wilde

“Extraordinary world-building and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde’s debut fantasy novel soar.” —Publishers Weekly on Updraft