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...]