Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Three Parts Dead Virtual Tour and Guest Blog
A tale of intrigue, a murdered god, and the business of necromancy,
THREE PARTS DEAD by Max Gladstone
is an intriguing urban fantasy set in a phenomenally built alternate reality!
“The combination of legal thriller and steam-powered fantasy may seem improbable, but Gladstone makes it work with an appealing cast and a setting rich
with imaginative details…. 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«
“Sci-fi, fantasy and a murder mystery all rolled in one…really exciting and fast paced with unexpected twists and turns. It culminates in a big surprise ending.”
—RT Book Reviews
A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, 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’s 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 readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs.