Review: Full Fathom Five, by Max Gladstone


Full Fathom Five is the third book in Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence, following Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise.Gladstone has invented a world where "gods" are real and where "soul" is a kind of energy that can increase, decrease, and be transferred from one person to another. People generate soul-stuff naturally over time; Gods receive soul-stuff from their worshippers, and provide comfort and services in response.At some point in living memory, someone figured out the science … [Read more...]

Review: Two Serpents Rise, by Max Gladstone

Two Serpents Rise is the second book in Gladstone's "Craft Sequence", following upon Three Parts Dead. Some hundred or so years in the past the people of Gladstone's world learned to use the "Craft", drawing upon the same powers as the gods. The gods didn't approve, leading to the God Wars; and in many parts of the world the role once played by the gods is taking by "concerns", corporation-like entities, bound by contracts, for which the flow of magic power is like the flow of money in our … [Read more...]