Devices and Desires is getting terrific reviews for its US launch. The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly said:
“Parker’s intricately plotted and meticulously detailed book, the first in a proposed trilogy, moves as deliberately and precisely as an antique watch.”
“…the first volume of the Engineer Trilogy is an audacious and utterly captivating novel that, like the great Gormenghast books of Mervyn Peake, eschews magic in the creation and elaboration of an intricately detailed fantasy world.”
Read chapter one of the book right here. Book two, Evil for Evil, is out now in the UK, and will be in stateside stores this November.