Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that I will be teaming up with Lynn from Lynn’s Book Blog to do a read along of Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone. It is the first book in The Craft Sequence series.
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, a first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethras, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring him back to life before his city falls apart.
Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without him, the metropolis’ steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot.
Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god who’s having an understandable crisis of faith. When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts – and their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumb’s slim hope of survival.
Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, Three Parts Dead introduces listeners to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.
Doesn’t that sound awesome? Yeah, I am really looking forward to this and I am so glad that Lynn suggested the book. Max Gladstone is a new-to-me author and I am sure this will be a great way to get to know his work.
So, would anyone like to join us? We are thinking of starting the read along in early March. The print version is just over 300 pages, so right now we are thinking 3 weeks for the read along. There is a second book out in the series, so if enough folks are enjoying the book together, we may just continue on with Book 2 (but no promises at this point). Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment and I will contact you. You can do the same over at Lynn’s blog. We’d love to have the company for this book!