The Children of the Company
The Machine's Child
Gods and Pawns
The Sons of Heaven
Phew, I have read a whole lot of Company novels! I'm a little tired, so I think I won't read the last two I have--The Empress of Mars and Not Less Than Gods--for a little while.
|Still not very good covers.|
The Life of the World to Come: the life story of Alec Checkerfield, Seventh Earl of Finsbury, ridiculously wealthy 24th-century playboy. But Alec is an unusual little boy, with some odd talents, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Mendoza's two former loves...
The Children of the Company: meet Executive Facilitator Labienus, one of the most powerful immortals in Dr. Zeus. Over the centuries, he has put together his very own empire of power within the Company, and here he looks over some of his old dossiers, which will fill us in on some of the story, and makes plans for when the Silence falls in 2355.
The Machine's Child: Mendoza was long ago sentenced to a time prison, and after that she just disappeared. Alec Checkerfield plans to take down the Company (and he's got Nicholas and Edward to help or hinder him now), and when he finds Mendoza, he also finds one of Dr. Zeus' most horrific secrets.
|What is this spaceship thing?|
The Sons of Heaven: by now we're jumping back and forth in time like mad, as various factions (I count five, no wait six) plot and plan for the Silence and we just try to hang on and keep up.
This is a great series--full of great ideas and characters, funny and tragic and weird--and it's well worth reading if you can find the books. They're out of print at the moment, but available on Kindle.