Newton's Cannon (The Age of Unreason, Bk 1)
Newton's Cannon - The Age of Unreason, Bk 1 Author:J. Gregory Keyes A dazzling quest whose outcome will raise humanity to unparalleled heights of glory--or ring down a curtain of endless night . . . — 1681: When Sir Isaac Newton turns his restless mind to the ancient art of alchemy, he unleashes Philosopher's Mercury, a primal source of matter and a key to manipulating the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and W... more »ater. Now, as France and England battle for its control, Louis XIV calls for a new weapon--a mysterious device known only as Newton's Cannon.
Half a world away, a young apprentice named Benjamin Franklin stumbles across a dangerous secret. Pursued by a deadly enemy--half scientist, half sorcerer--Ben makes his fugitive way to England. Only Newton himself can help him now. But who will help Sir Isaac? For he was not the first to unleash the Philosopher's Mercury. Others were there before him. Creatures as scornful of science as they are of mankind. And burning to be rid of both . . .« less
Scott L. reviewed Newton's Cannon (The Age of Unreason, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
This book starts out slowly and is somewhat difficult to understand because there are two stories being told at once and many of the details are left for the reader to imagine or figure out on their own. The story builds to a crescendo and is exciting at the end, however the end is somewhat of a cliffhanger...therefore hooking you into the next book.
Worth reading, but not one of the best I have read.