Four Roads Cross

Four Roads Cross

A Novel of the Craft Sequence

eBook - 2016
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When the return of a believed-dead moon goddess sparks city-wide protests and a hostile takeover attempt of the fire god's church, craftswoman Tara Bernathy must defend the church against fierce necromantic adversaries; while Cat and Raz tackle threats on all sides in a world spinning into chaos. By the author of First Last Stone.

McMillan Palgrave

"Sharp, original, passionate." —NPR

Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence chronicles the epic struggle to build a just society in a modern fantasy world.

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.

Set in a phenomenally built world in which lawyers ride lightning bolts, souls are currency, and cities are powered by the remains of fallen gods, Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence introduces readers to a modern fantasy landscape and an epic struggle to build a just society.

For more from Max Gladstone, check out:

The Craft Sequence
Three Parts Dead
Two Serpents Rise
Full Fathom Five
Last First Snow
Four Roads Cross

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Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2016
ISBN: 9781466868410
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

Fantasy. With the unexpected return of Moon Goddess Seril, the city of Alt Coulumb, already chaotic in the aftermath of the God Wars, is thrown into greater civil unrest. That puts Tara Abernethy, in-house Craftswoman for the Church of Kos Everburning, in a difficult position. Four Roads Cross is the 4th book in the Craft sequence. Fans of Three Parts Dead (the first published entry in the series) will be pleased to see Tara again. However, readers who prefer following the series' internal chronology should start with Last First Snow.


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