I feel a little silly after reading almost 100 pages of this book before realizing my mistake. Much of that time, the text felt familiar. I finally got up to check the 1st book in this series, or I guess I should call it the 1st volume, and sure enough, Odalisque is the 3rd book in the 1st volume. The cover of Odalisque that I got says “The Baroque Cycle #3,” and I assumed the 3rd volume.
Granted, I read Quicksilver, the 1st volume, 18 months ago. But still! I guess it was a good review, but now I’ve ordered the 3rd volume, the system of the world, so I can continue in this saga.