Four Roads Cross by Max Gladstone
A Novel of the Craft Sequence

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From Max Gladstone, the new novel in the series praised by NPR as "sharp, original, and passionate."

In Four Roads Cross, the great city of Alt Coulumb is in crisis. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back--and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church. Tara Abernathy, the god's in-house Craftswoman, must defend the church against the world's fiercest necromantic firm--and against her old classmate, a rising star in the Craftwork world.

As if that weren't enough, Cat and Raz, supporting characters from Three Parts Dead, are back too, fighting monster pirates; skeleton kings drink frozen cocktails, defying several principles of anatomy; jails, hospitals, and temples are broken into and out of; choirs of flame sing over Alt Coulumb; demons pose significant problems; a farmers' market proves more important to world affairs than seems likely; doctors of theology strike back; Monk-Technician Abelard performs several miracles; The Rats! play Walsh's Place; and dragons give almost-helpful counsel.

 

About Max Gladstone

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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.
 
Published July 26, 2016 by Tor Books.
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the shareholders send a powerful and experienced Craftswoman, Madeline Ramp, against Tara, Tara has not only her own insecurities but dark places in her past yanked forward into her memory by Ramp’s aide, Daphne, a former schoolmate of Tara’s.

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In the city of Alt Coulumb, the moon goddess Seril is back from the (supposed) dead, and her gargoyle enforcers try to protect the people, even those who wish she was still gone. The fire god, Kos Everburning, is facing an onslaught by powerful creditors attempting to take over his church—and his...

Jul 01 2016 | Read Full Review of Four Roads Cross: A Novel of ...
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