Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone audiobook

Three Parts Dead

By Max Gladstone
Read by Claudia Alick

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780765333100

The Craft Sequence Series: Book 1

13.12 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 Mythopoeic Award Finalist

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Max Gladstone has created a fascinating universe and equally fascinating characters. It’s a world in which magic is craft and religion has some very practical rules, and he shows it through the stories of some very interesting characters. This is his first novel. I can’t wait for his second.” Jerry Pournelle, New York Times bestselling author
“This has so many of my favorite things: an intriguing world, fun characters, a puzzle of a story that manages to be both funky fantasy and legal thriller. Three Parts Dead is simultaneously fast paced and thoughtful, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.” Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author
“With his first book, Max Gladstone gives promise of being a true star of twenty-first-century fantasy.” John Crowley, World Fantasy Award–winning author
“[A] fascinating debut...The story remains suspenseful and fast-paced throughout, and the diverse, female-led cast is a joy to follow through the fascinating and unusual landscape.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Absorbing…This is a fresh, strong debut from Gladstone, and I look forward to what he does next.” Locus
“Fresh, beautiful, surprising language. Not to mention Gladstone’s behind-the-scenes parallel to our own failed gods, a trumped economy and the folks who ran it. Smart sf fans should love.” Library Journal
“Combining murder mystery, corporate intrigue, and thaumaturgic fireworks, Three Parts Dead gives us not just an excellent urban fantasy but a brilliant new world to explore. I can’t wait to see what he does next.” Margaret Ronald, author of Spiral Hunt

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Author Bio: Max Gladstone

Author Bio: Max Gladstone

Max Gladstone went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2013 and 2014.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English