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Full fathom five

by Gladstone, Max,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Gladstone
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Science Fiction FICTION Gladstone
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On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren't conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices, and protect their worshippers from other gods--perfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she's grievously injured--then sidelined from the business entirely, her near-suicidal rescue attemptoffered up as proof of her instability. But when Kai gets tired of hearing her boss, her coworkers, and her ex-boyfriend call her crazy, and starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear--which will crush her, if Kai can't stop it first.
Full Fathom Five is the third novel set in Max Gladstone's addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The third novel in the Craft Sequence can be read as a stand-alone (as can each of the two that came before it, Three Parts Dead, 2012,and Two Serpents Rise, 2013). Like its predecessors, this one is a mystery posing as an urban fantasy: Kai, a god-builder on the island of Kavekana, is upset when one of her creations dies. Upset turns to concern when her boss pulls her off god-building duty and puts her behind a desk, in what's essentially a customer-service position. Kai wonders if there's a conspiracy afoot to keep her from investigating the god's death, but she isn't prepared for the surprises that await her. The story could easily have been a comedy Tom Holt, for example, would have a field day with this material but in Gladstone's hands, it's pretty serious stuff. He has created a wildly imaginative, complex world in these books, balancing reality and fantasy elements to such a degree that it's sometimes difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. Fans will be eager to see where this series goes next.--Pitt, David Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the rich and complex world of Gladstone's third Craft novel (after Three Parts Dead), the tropical island of Kavekana thrives as an offshore investment haven for the soulstuff driving the economy. The idols of Kavekana are supposed to be neutral repositories of grace, maintained by priests like Kai Pohala on behalf of clients around the world. After Kai tries to rescue the failing idol Seven Alpha, she discovers that the idols may have more self-awareness than anyone believed. Badly injured in the rescue attempt and sidelined from her vocation, Kai uncovers a conspiracy with grave implications for Kavekana. Kai is a driven, spiky transgender heroine, and the rest of the diverse cast is just as much of a pleasure to follow, including teenage Izza, thief and head storyteller to a gang of street kids, and three formidable women from the previous books: ex-policewoman Cat, risk assessor Teo, and Craftswoman Elayne Kevarian. Gladstone continues to trump his already considerable accomplishments in this tightly paced fantasy legal thriller. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The Craft Sequence (publication date order)
#1 - Three parts dead
#2 - Two serpents rise
#3 - Full fathom five
#4 - Last first snow
#5 - Four roads cross
#6 - Ruin of angels
Subjects Women -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 382 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780765335746 (hardback)
0765335743 (hardback)
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