This is how life works in Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence of books:
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.
And actually, that’s a somewhat normal day.
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.
We’re happy to reveal the title and cover to Max Gladstone’s next book Four Roads Cross! The novel, coming to shelves on July 26, 2016, is the fifth release in this sequence, but the fourth chronologically. Part of the beauty of the Craft Sequence is that it can be read in any order, and now with the impending Four Roads Cross, readers can choose to experience the city of Alt Coulumb in straight chronological order.
Check out the cover by Chris McGrath. It’s green! Just like the previous books predicted it would be!
Man, that suit looks good.
And here’s Max himself seeing the cover for the first time: