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Four Roads Cross
by Max Gladstone


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765379429
  • ISBN-10: 0765379422
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Craft Sequence #1

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the fifth and final installment of the Craft sequence, two-time Campbell Award–finalist Gladstone returns to the city of Alt Coulomb and the adventures of Craftswoman Tara Abernathy. A year after the events of Three Parts Dead, Tara—now in-house counsel to the Church of Kos Everburning—continues to negotiate the consequences of the near-death of the god Kos and the resurrection of his lover, the moon goddess Seril. As the goddess struggles to consolidate her power, a magical and financial crisis looms amid doubts over Kos's solvency; its resolution depends on Tara and her allies—technician and reluctant saint Abelard, policewoman Catherine Elle, and gargoyle Shale—and also upon the working-class men and women of Alt Coulomb's market. Gladstone's storytelling, worldbuilding, and character development are always singularly enjoyable, and that pleasure is enhanced here by the reunion with the richly drawn cast of his first sorcerous legal thriller. They, along with Gladstone's writing, have grown, matured, and become even more interesting. This is a splendid conclusion to a fascinating series. Agent Robert G. Diforio, D4EO Literary. (July)

 
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