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  • Title: Three Parts Dead
  • Author: Max Gladstone
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  • Page: 303
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  • 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 citiA 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.
    Three Parts Dead 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

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    1. Earlier this year, I met Max Gladstone We were both attending a convention in Boston.Simply said, I really liked him He was funny, articulate, and smart He d traveled the world and had interesting stories to show for it So I picked up his book Because when I meet an interesting author, I like to see what they ve written To be completely honest, this isn t the best way to pick up new books Someone who is funny in person isn t always funny in print A person might be delightfully verbally articulat [...]

    2. It isn t often that I find a book that hits that fantasy sweet spot An interesting lead character who rises above gender stereotypes, world building inventiveness, a storytelling style that keeps me engaged, a clever little mystery, a willingness to poke at authority, and did I mention inventiveness Three Parts Dead has a few bumps, certainly But it was one of the better fantasies I ve read this year, and if you ve been considering it, I suggest giving it a try It exceeded my expectations reserv [...]

    3. OMG this really hit the spot I expected an UF with an interesting premise about the Craft which seemed part witchcraft and part necromancy with something to do with gods, but I didn t expect a sharp exploration of a kind of magic users who DEFINED and held gods to LAWS lolSo yeah As far as I can tell, it s one part courtroom drama, one part epic necromantic universal magic struggle, and one part pure awesomeness.I didn t expect to have the coolness of Gaiman s god system turned into a crafty leg [...]

    4. quick review of TPD this novel meets my expectation for mystery thriller dark urban fantasy The mystery is still good enough to fool me in a fair game, with an excellent fantasy setting I can t help myself comparing this debut novel with another novel with similar theme City of Stairs COS Both novels combine mysteries and untraditional fantasy universe with dead gods Both are excellent reads with well thought setting I believe both authors care with the settings, both are the winners The storyte [...]

    5. The cover says it all A sexy, strong, fierce Black woman with natural hair and it s a different take on steampunk What could a black geek chick possibly ask for How do I love this book m Seriously, this book is just so many types of AWESOME sings AWESOME at the top of my lungs The cover rocks and just for the record New York publishing, people BOUGHT IT so stop with the whitewashing, okay It s taken me awhile to craft a full review because I was still trying to put into words just how freaking [...]

    6. I read and discussed this one with a couple friends, and though all three of us have very different reading personalities, we pretty much all felt the same way about this book It had potential, but was ultimately just a mess There was just too much going on in this book, and not nearly enough story to support it It felt manic, like the author tried to cram every cool idea he had into it, but didn t explain anything in a way that felt natural or even coherent Everything was just presented, world [...]

    7. There was a LOT of good things about this book But that pacing Nope Sluggish, plodding, unemotional writing, dragging plot This was only 336 pages and it felt like a thousand I just can t even bother to finish because I don t care what happens I wanted to like this I tried DNF 80% What I liked Great world building I liked the vampire pirate I liked the gargoyles The magic was interesting Again, great world building and potential.I could not get into any of the other characters, really The main c [...]

    8. This is a weird book that some people may not like, but I REALLY liked it, so there It s not romance y, it s steampunk religious thriller alt verse fantasy It s gritty and a bit complicated but I enjoyed it a LOT because it was DIFFERENT.I love the idea of Living Dead Gods PC HODGELL S GOD STALK is one of my faves and this book really is intriguing in its dealing of the subject, and immense magical power harnessed by humans I dunno, I just really liked it, the lead woman was ruthless and driven, [...]

    9. This book has a fantastic and highly imaginative world building If you re a fan of sense of wonder , like I am, this is the book for you.It reads a bit like Robert Jackson Bennett s City of Stairs , although Bennett s prose flows a bit organically But for a debut novel, this is a very well written and constructed book.The world is a colorful mix of traditional fantasy ideas with Steampunk elements set against the backdrop of an urban metropolis filled with gargoyles, vampires and skeletons, who [...]

    10. I wasn t sure on what shelf to put it on World reminds me of steampunk and gunpowder fantasy except there are little of steam engines and no gunpowder I m calling it urban high fantasy and rolling with it Big reason for that are modern corporations and corporate etiquette built into high fantasy settings but instead of inflow of money they are fighting for inflow of divine power with gods, deathless kings and great craftsman mages as CEOs Sounds weird but it s well crafted world and despite it s [...]

    11. I have for a while wanted to read this book so when I found it one Scribd I just had to read it Tara has been thrown out from her the Hidden School, fallen to the earth You don t get to know why, at least not yet She returns home to her family and resumes her life there until the chance comes to her in the form of Elayne Kevarian who hires her to work for the necromantic firm Kelethres, Albrecht and Ao and her first job is to bring the God Kos Everburning back to life Together with Elayne and Ab [...]

    12. When your god has died, who ya gonna call Why, the thaumaturgical firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, of course.At least that s what the priesthood of Alt Coulumb does when their fire deity, Kos, snuffs it a rather embarrassing turn of events for a god billed as Kos the Everburning Without his power driving the steam engines of the city, Alt Coulumb will eventually come to a grinding halt, so it is up to Tara Abernathy the newest recruit of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to unravel the circumstanc [...]

    13. CAUTION Long ReviewThree Parts Dead defied my expectation I took a risk on this seemingly boring book and it paid off I thought it was Urban Fantasy because of the blurb and cover Okay, mostly because of the cover And technically it wouldn t be inaccurate to say it is because there were vampires and Craftsman mages , a kick ass heroine and a chain smoking hero among many parts of the book.However, the book was Fantasy TDP was set in a completely different world where gods and godly Craftsman rul [...]

    14. Executive Summary I m not much of a fan of urban fantasy, but this one was different enough than many I ve read such that I ll be happy to pick up the next one 3.5 stars rounded up for its uniqueness.Full ReviewOne of my reading goals the last few years has been to not get suckered in by daily deals and continue to add books to my owned and unread shelf So of course I bought 5 books in this series when they were on sale last year based on the strength of some of my friend s reviews of this book. [...]

    15. A surprise, a pleasant surprise I was lured in by the urban fantasy ness and blown away by the setting, fantastical elements, and world building As a rule, I have low expectations for all urban fantasies, regardless of hype So I went into this book expecting it to be average at best, but the depth and scope of Gladstone s world and the war that ravished the land won me over Looking forward to continuing this series The actual order of these books according to the author tor 2014 05 26 this is in [...]

    16. A really original fantasy read The author has built a fantastic world including living breathing gargoyles and the ability to steal a face It was a story that compelled me to carry on reading and where I needed to concentrate to figure the world out I believe the next one has a whole set of different characters which will be interesting tooI ve read a few great living Gods fantasies this year and this is just as good.

    17. Three Parts Dead is a fantasy novel that teases at the senses and perceptions of the reader Gladstone takes some fantasy concepts and weaves them into a creation that has its own flavor and feel It s not urban fantasy in the common sense It s not epic fantasy, either It s a novel that forges its own path Gladstone takes the sticky territory of faith and belief in a deity and asks the reader to trust him and to follow where he s going For those readers who are believers in God and who consider th [...]

    18. Fascinating plot Great worldbuilding Excellent audio performance by Claudia Alick Very entertaining 4 plus StarsListened to the audiobook Excellent

    19. This is the best novel I ve read so far in 2014.I dare you to read the first thirty pages and not be instantly hooked It s hard to believe that this is a debut novel I haven t been this impressed by a new author since The Lies of Locke Lamora.Three Parts Dead pushes all the right buttons in a fairly short novel an incredibly rich world, believable and complex motivations for all the characters, beautiful prose, protagonists who protag instead of just reacting to the plot , and a plot which twist [...]

    20. I love this book I love the characters, world building, magic, plot, lore, and well, pretty much everything Be prepared for gushing review.Tara Abernathy is a necromancer lawyer that has been hired by the firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to resurrect Kos Everburning, the dead god of Alt Coulumb There s so much to love about Tara She s intelligent, resourceful, talented, and self reliant Bonus she s a female protagonist of color Her boss is Craftswoman Elayne Kevarian another women in a positi [...]

    21. No one is surprised than me at this four star rating, because I got off to a rocky start I ended up really liking the world which is inventive, unique, and interesting but I found the first quarter of the book difficult because of the amount of information jammed into it I prefer books that immerse you in a world, rather than spending time spelling it out, but I vividly remember reading the scene where Tara view spoiler steals Shale s face hide spoiler multiple times on a San Francisco bus and [...]

    22. This book will make many readers happy, particularly those who enjoy plot driven, worldbuilding heavy fantasy Three Parts Dead has an alternate world, urban steampunk setting, and features a murder mystery surrounding a dead god, seemingly limitless magic, some paranormal elements including vampires, but no romance and a megalomaniacal villain If this sounds like your dreams come true, don t let me discourage you from reading this book But those, like me, who enjoy character driven fiction may b [...]

    23. I really love a GOOD debut novel There are as many different kinds of silence as of darkness Some are so fragile a single breath will shatter them, but others are not so weak The strongest silences deafen Rating, 4.5 stars another late review, finished it than a week ago To tell you the truth I almost gave up somewhere 1 4 through the book The world building was a headache for me Not that it was badly written on the contrary , I just couldn t get into it, and there were a few books I waited to [...]

    24. 5 Stars Reread.Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone was even better a second time through I decided to read this one again before reading Four Roads Cross Book 5 in the Craft Sequence as they return to the same characters.For a second time through, I was really blown away at just how cool the world was, at how imaginative the magic, and how great the page turning writing is This one really is special.My original ReviewThree Parts Dead starts off my 2015 reading with a bang Gladstone has created a w [...]

    25. Witty and fun Lots of head hopping Sometimes head hopping makes me dizzy, or I bounce off the surface like a stone skipped across a lake, but Gladstone has a gift for clarity which I think helps I am intrigued, as ever, by ideas about belief In this case, belief is a kind of energy exchange you give the gods power by believing, and sometimes they give back although the strong, viable ones take in than they give out, rather like insurance companies Belief is also quite clearly paralleled with ad [...]

    26. 4.5 Gods, like men, can die They just die harder, and smite the earth with their passing God has died.His light no longer warms the city.His fires no longer keep the engines humming.His debts must be paid.His people are shocked, incredulous, panicked.Angry.The only solution Hire a fixer from the prominent Crafter firm of Kelethras, Albrecht, and Ao, naturally to resuscitate the god, if the justice system of the Crafters allows it Before this is all over, there s going to be a lot of time spent i [...]

    27. 5 Stars Three Parts Dead starts off my 2015 reading with a bang Gladstone has created a wonderful world that works as a Dark Urban Fantasy UF I can t seem to get enough of this genre these days Stupid teen angst novels flooded the market for so long that I steered away from anything UF, and now I have found so many amazing reads that it is my go to.This is my first Gladstone novel and I will surely move on to Three Parts Dead works by featuring a fantastic female lead in Tara She is incredible [...]

    28. This comes close to getting a 5 star ratingbut there are a couple of down checks.First, I just finished it and I really don t have a big memory of it I look at the book and I have to think a few seconds and then it s, oh right that book.Second, and I ve said this about other books, there s really a bit too much book here for the story it tells There are times the story seemed to me this is of course my opinion became a little labored and stretched the big final climatic view spoiler magic battle [...]

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