review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Neal StephensonOdalisue was a chambermaid or a female attendant in a Turkish haram seraglio particularly the ladies in haram of the Ottoman sultan So the book #TITLE REFERENCES ELIZA WHO IN BOOK #references Eliza who in book King of the Vagabonds is rescued by Half Cock Jack King of the Vagabonds Eliza in this book enters the world of European economics and spycraft She rises from broker of the French nobility eventually earning the title of Countess of Zeur She also aids William of Orange as he prepares to invade England gaining the added title of Duchess of ghlm The book also brings s back to Daniel WaterhouseI personally missed Jack Shaftoe but that was partially assisted because we were introduced to his brother Bob ShaftoeI ve enjoyed Volume one I m a big fan of the Age
OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND WAS THRILLED TOEnlightenment and was thrilled to of fictionalized Pepys Newton Leibniz William of Orange etc fictionalized history of europe actually netherlands england france and germania during the 1680s follows the exchange in amsterdam the court of the sun king the short lived reign of james ii and continuing transformation of the scientific world newton and leibniz struggle to explain gravity and thus the solar system should science simply try to describe the niverse newton or try to explain it leibniz what place is left for god and hence the catholic church if science can explain the mechanics of the world and even predict the future in the 1600s being able to predict where a planet would be in the future was viewed satanic sorcery among the religious and an assault on free will a Like the others in this series the plot and characters don t really grab my attention but the writing Style Is So Entertaining is so entertaining read it anyway Why do I keep reading theseIf I could just have a few hundred pages of Neal Stephenson talking about the history of science and currency without these This is the third book in the eight book Baroue Cycle and also the third part of the first volume So it involves a fair amount of tying together separate characters and story arcs introduced in the first two books icksilver and King of the Vagabonds which is mostly accomplished. In an England plagued by the impending war and royal insecurities as the beautiful and. Finished this 3rd book in the series I enjoyed the book that features things like espionage and science cryptography and political intrigue The estion I have did people really care on this much sexually or is the sex gratuitous But sex was free and outrageous than classical so perhaps the author was trying to depict this difference historically So while I could have done with a bit less sexual detail it does fit the time period Interesting book The book is rich in science details features the Royal Society member in the English scientific community Such characters as Isaac Newton and Liebniz Its an interesting way to brush p on history This is the final book in Volume 1 of The Baroue Cycle and I am very pleased to say that Stephenson wraps things Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, up very nicely while still leaving me wondering what happens further on This book contains both the evolving stories of Daniel Waterhouse and Eliza during the tumultuous 1680 s Charles II has died and there is a new king of England however of course things are not that simple A new word is born Revolut Well the history is good but it s not much of a novel or narrative really is it There are short passages where the author becomes a bit excited though in general itsantity over ality I will read the remainng 5 books over the hopefully 40 remaining years of my life I think I m done with The Baroue Cycle for this decade anyway After reading and thoroughly enjoying I Instantly Dove #I instantly this book hoping for nay expecting the same delightful experience I m sure that to some French andor British historians and other learned persons steeped in the esoteric machinations of the Royal Families etc this book is a delightful way to pass time I will simply call it tedious Lucid satiric verbose and imaginative as well but that is of course the very reason I started reading it to begin with All the hallmarks of Neal Stephenson buried in 20 pounds of make p wigs and cravats insufficiently illuminated by wavering tallow and plaue ridden pyres Even a well made clock drifts and must be re set from time to time Neal Stephenson Odalisue An. The trials of Dr Daniel Waterhouse and the Natural Philosophers increase one hundredfold. By having Eliza meet p With Daniel In England Daniel Waterhouse in England Shaftoe does not appear at all in this book though is alluded to a few times by other characters His brother Bob does make an appearance near the end introducing a story arc of his own that intersects with those of Eliza and DanielStructurally this book follows the latter part of Still going strong We have all the characters from the first two books plus a few entries that only deepen the sense of the world of Europe In the previous two we got to see a lot of England and then a massive amount of the Dutch world in the second but this one focused mainly on the FrenchOur favorite teasespy lives her life as a fake noble but not so fake that no one fails to realize it but that s all right It s the life of intrigue in Louis the Fourteenth s court Truly fascinatingWe also return in full force to Daniel and while everyone is older the political intrigue is nevertheless as dangerous as ever with the new English king The immensity of detail is such that I m thrown deep into the late sixteen hundreds without pause or breath and I feel like I m getting one hell of an immersion It s also so full of interesting plots and twists going back fully into the anti slavery angle even while whole parts of Christiandom want to enslave whole other parts of Christendom just because of their beliefs it feels like #an insane move to go any further or wider in scope when there s such dissension everywhere you lookAnd #insane move to go any further or wider in scope when there s such dissension everywhere you lookAnd there s the science and the economics and the way that the perennially tapped nobles play the markets in order to regain their wealth The science bits are always the most fascinating for me but I have to be honest The economics bits are pretty damn close to the top as a favorite Let me be clear I read and loved Cryptonomicon which is like an Epic Economics treatise as well as a cryptography primer so getting the early explorations of these same topics but within the frame of Europe during this time is a real treat So much to learnI m really impressed by these and I ve still got five to go What will happen next to my poor MCs cr. Ambitious Eliza plays a most dangerous game as double agent and confidante of enemy king.