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“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, author of The Mote in God’s Eye and Lucifer’s Hammer
“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, author of the Kitty Norville series
“With his first book, Max Gladstone gives promise of being a true star of twenty-first century fantasy.”
—John Crowley, author of Little, Big and The Deep
“Max Gladstone has evidently devised a necromantic steampunk machine that enabled him to channel the Roger Zelazny of Lord of Light, cathect the Neil Gaiman of American Gods, and subsume the oeuvre of John Grisham, all with the aim of producing loopy, metaphysically-minded legal thrillers. It you doubt my conclusion, consider Exhibit A, the author’s delirious and delightful first novel.”
— James Morrow, author of The Last Witchfinder and Shambling Towards Hiroshima.
“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.” —Maragret Ronald, author of Spiral Hunt
MAX GLADSTONE went to Yale, where he wrote a short story that became a finalist in the Writers of the Future competition. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
From my Goodreads review...
This book has everything, with a twist.
Gargoyles, lawyers, vampires, Gods that can be killed, magic, and theology. Read more
I haven't read anything like this in a while it was very good. I recommend any fantasy lover read it.Published 25 days ago by Chris Lattanzio
This series is the best, and smartest, fantasy I have read in years.Published 1 month ago by Eric J Pedersen
Excellent story. Slow start, but once you are in the meat of it you won't catch your breath until the last page :D Reads like a noir murder mystery, set in a darkly beautiful... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MooncatX aka Bliss Crimson
Solid world building and solid character building. It took a lot of pages, but I became engaged with the main characters. Mystery developments are believable and drive the plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rabbit Hill Manor
A well written book, with a good plot and interesting characters.
A God is dead. Was he murdered? Read more
this book was fantastic. the world building is fresh and original, the characters are compelling,and the prose is ornate without being overdone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book has a very unique story universe mixing modern day and fantasy elements, which lends itself beautifully to the part-detective-part-legal-mystery storyline. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrea