We’re at it again! After the good times we’ve had reading through the first two of Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence novels, SF/F Read Alongs is returning to this marvellous urban fantasy world for a Read Along of book 3, Full Fathom Five!
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 attempt offered 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.
Sounds bloody good, no?
We’ll be kicking off this Read Along one week from now, with the first posts going up on July 20th. Check out the complete schedule:
Week 1: July 20 Ch 1-13 – hosted by Allie @ Tethyan Books
Week 2: July 27 Ch 14-32 – hosted by Lynn @ Little Lion Lynnet’s
Week 3: August 3 Ch 33-50 – hosted by Heather @ The Bastard Title
Week 4: August 10 Ch 50-62 – hosted by Lisa (that’s me, right here!)
As always, if you’d like to take part or even just follow along as we read, you can sign up and/or keep track of the proceedings at our Goodreads group page. (And if you missed them and want to read them, you can find links to my posts on the first two Craft Sequence books here.)
So! I’m really looking forward to digging into this book. Bring on the 20th!