Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone audiobook

Two Serpents Rise

By Max Gladstone
Read by Chris Andrew Ciulla

Blackstone Publishing 9780765333124

The Craft Sequence Series: Book 2

12.43 Hours Unabridged
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A novel set in the addictiveand compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead Shadow demons plague the cityreservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc—casual gamblerand professional risk manager—to cleanse the water for the sixteen millionpeople of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring andclever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him. But Caleb has more to worry about than the demoninfestation, Mal, or job security when he discoversthat his father—the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechalterrorists—has broken into his home and is wanted in connection with the attacks on the water supply. Fromthe beginning, Caleb and Mal are bound by lust, craft, and chance, as both playa dangerous game where gods and people are pawns. They sleep on water, theydance in fire, and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath theearth are stirring—they are hungry.

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Summary

Summary

A novel set in the addictiveand compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead

Shadow demons plague the cityreservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc—casual gamblerand professional risk manager—to cleanse the water for the sixteen millionpeople of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring andclever cliff runner, crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him.

But Caleb has more to worry about than the demoninfestation, Mal, or job security when he discoversthat his father—the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechalterrorists—has broken into his home and is wanted in connection with the attacks on the water supply.

Fromthe beginning, Caleb and Mal are bound by lust, craft, and chance, as both playa dangerous game where gods and people are pawns. They sleep on water, theydance in fire, and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath theearth are stirring—they are hungry.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you’ve been looking for a different kind of fantasy—part urban, part epic, maybe something in between—you’ll thoroughly enjoy this novel.” Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville series
“It’s not a typical transparent fantasy quest story, but is, instead, a satisfying story that muses about environmental catastrophes, troubling father-son relationships, and corporate mergers.” Locus
“Gladstone outdoes himself in this exciting and imaginative return to the brilliantly realized world of Three Parts Dead…The alternate Los Angeles that is Dresediel Lex is charged with its own versions of ethnic tensions and environmental strain, and Caleb is an engaging protagonist for this taut and unique blend of legal drama, fantasy, and noir.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gladstone follows his acclaimed debut, Three Parts Dead, with another fast-paced fantasy thriller set in the same world. This time, he focuses on the sprawling city of Dresediel Lex, rich in a history and culture reminiscent of the Aztecs, which serves as a dramatic backdrop for the novel’s action. This worthy sequel should receive attention from fans of China Miéville and Steven Erikson.” Library Journal
Two Serpents Rise is an epic, solidly city-based fantasy with strong characters and a wonderfully built world. It’s also a fast-paced thriller, thoroughly entertaining.” Booklist
“Another highly unusual fantasy (Three Parts Dead, 2012) set in the same carefully constructed, Aztec-inspired world of gods, magic and sacrifice.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

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, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English