Three Parts Dead - Max Gladstone

Three Parts Dead

By Max Gladstone

  • Release Date: 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 69 Ratings


"Stunningly good. Stupefyingly good." —Patrick Rothfuss

Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence chronicles the epic struggle to build a just society in a modern fantasy world.

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 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 lawyers ride lightning bolts, souls are currency, and cities are powered by the remains of fallen gods, Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence introduces readers to a modern fantasy landscape and an epic struggle to build a just society.

For more from Max Gladstone, check out:

The Craft Sequence
Three Parts Dead
Two Serpents Rise
Full Fathom Five
Last First Snow
Four Roads Cross

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Outstanding!

    By BetsyinGa
    A combines brilliant world building and well drawn, fascinating characters who investigate the death of a god in a cracking cross between a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and first rate speculative fiction.
  • Three Parts Dead

    By Spunkytunes
    For me, this book took a second read to fully appreciate its depth and story line. I enjoyed the adventure and discoveries of the first read, but really better knew and understood the characters and plot in the second. Two different journeys, both equally enjoyable. Looking forward to more from Max Gladstone.