Waiting on Wednesday #21 – THREE PARTS DEAD by Max Gladstone

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share the books you are “waiting on” with other bloggers. I love Wednesdays! It’s never hard to find a book to spotlight, but it is hard to pick just one. Here’s my choice this week:

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone. Release date: October 2 2012 (Tor Books). Early reviewers for this book are raving about the incredible world-building. That’s good enough for me! This looks like part urban fantasy, part legal thriller and sounds amazing. Plus, I love the pissed-off looking girl on the cover with a weapon, one of my favorite types of cover designs! Here’s what Goodreads says:

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.

What are you waiting on this week? I’d love to hear about it.

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Posted August 22, 2012 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 9 Comments


9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #21 – THREE PARTS DEAD by Max Gladstone

  1. Jessica@a GREAT read

    OOoh that looks interesting! Haven’t heard of that one before!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  2. Oh, that looks fierce! I hadn’t heard of it before but I added it to my shelves at GR. I love stories with necromancers and this sounds like it has a little Stacia Kane/Chess vibe with the morality issues.

    Great choice, thanks for introducing this one to me. 🙂

  3. tobeshelved

    Definitely an interesting concept! I’ve never heard of a story before where a god could die! Pretty neat!