Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence #5) by Max Gladstone
I have been eyeing this series for about a year now and because I didn't buy book one when I saw it, I kept forgetting about it. I ordered the first four books in the series from BookOutlet, so I'm just waiting for them to arrive! I am having more luck with fantasy stories than romances lately so I think the first book in this series will be my next read when they arrive. I love the covers and I have seen lots of positive reviews on this series, maybe it's time to see what all the talk is about! This is how I end up buying books before reading what I already have! ;)
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.