The System of the World

by Neal Stephenson | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060523875 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Synopsis:
England, 1714. London has long been home to a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint and closet alchemist, Isaac Newton, and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner. Hostilities are suddenly moving to a new and more volatile level as Half-Cocked Jack hatches a daring plan, aiming for the total corruption of Britain's newborn monetary system.
Enter Daniel Waterhouse: Aging Puritan and Natural Philosopher, Daniel has been on a long and harrowing quest to help mend the rift between adversarial geniuses. As Daniel combs city and country for clues to the identity of the blackguard who is attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers, political factions jockey for position while awaiting the impending death of the ailing queen, and the "holy grail" of alchemy, the key to life eternal, tantalizes and continues to elude Isaac Newton.
As Newton, Waterhouse, and Shaftoe each circle closer to the object of Daniel's quest, everything that was will be changed forever ...

Journal Entry 2 by arugh48187 at Edina Library in Edina, Minnesota USA on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/28/2018 UTC) at Edina Library in Edina, Minnesota USA

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