“Gladstone's gift for vivid storytelling, his deep empathy for his characters, his sly satire of current socioeconomic issues, and the rich, diverse world of his novels have become reliable pleasures, always enthralling and somehow consistently improving with every book.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Entertaining and intelligent, Last First Snow will take fans of urban fantasy to exciting new territory. While not as easy for new readers to follow, the compelling tale at the center is worth the effort. Gladstone's worldbuilding is an intricate creation with all the modern trappings of today and combined with an action-packed adventure fantasy.” ―RT Book Reviews
“Brilliant, elegant, epic, astonishing, smart, gritty... Last First Snow is another wondrous visit to the fantastic world of the Craft Sequence.
” ―Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings and translator of The Three Body Problem
“Elegant and ferocious, Last First Snow bursts with unrelenting urgency. It is a book that wraps us in its complex embrace while demanding we look more deeply at the changing world. Politics and protest violently converge in this full throttle race through the unruly streets of Dresediel Lex, and there is no flinching from difficult truths. This is Max Gladstone at his finest.” ―Daniel José Older, author of Half Resurrection Blues
“The Craft Sequence gets better with each volume. Max Gladstone gives us wonderfully relevant bits and pieces of the modern world, turned upside-down and inside-out and garnished with skeleton kings, serpent gods, and lawyer-magicians. It's glorious.” ―Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names
“I'm having Max Gladstone killed. He's too good already to be allowed to live. If this is early work, the rest of us are out of a job.” ―Elizabeth Bear on Full Fathom Five
“Newcomers and fans of the series alike will enjoy the mystery, demon-caused mayhem and fast-moving plot in this stellar, engaging read.” ―RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ stars, on Two Serpents Rise.
“One of the best debut fantasy novels I've read in years. . . . An entertaining and intelligent story that's equal parts action-adventure, fantasy, culture clash, mystery, and courtroom drama.” ―io9 on Three Parts Dead