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Discover the Destiny of the Craft in Max Gladstone’s Dead Country

Discover the destiny of the Craft in Dead Country, the beginning of the end of Max Gladstone’s beloved fantasy epic.

Book one of The Craft Wars trilogy, Dead Country will be available on March 7, 2023 from Tordotcom Publishing.

Since her village chased her out with pitchforks, Tara Abernathy has resurrected gods, pulled down monsters, averted wars, and saved a city, twice. She thought she’d left her dusty little hometown forever. But that was before her father died.

As she makes her way home to bury him, she finds a girl, as powerful and vulnerable and lost as she once was. Saving her from the raiders that haunt the area, twisted by a remnant of the God Wars, Tara changes the course of the world.

Max Gladstone’s world of the Craft is a fantasy setting like no other. When Craftspeople rose up to kill the gods, they built corporate Concerns from their corpses and ushered in a world of rapacious capital. Those who work the Craft wield laws like knives and weave chains from starlight and soulstuff. Dead Country is the first book in the Craft Wars Trilogy, a tight sequence of novels that will bring the sprawling saga of the Craft to its end, and the perfect entry point for this incomparable world.

Cover art by Goñi Montes; Design by Christine Foltzer


Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award–winning author of the Craft Sequence of fantasy novels Max Gladstone has been thrown from a horse in Mongolia and once wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. He is the author of many books, including Last Exit, Empress of Forever, the Craft Sequence of fantasy novels, and, with Amal El-Mohtar, the internationally bestselling This Is How You Lose the Time War. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect.


Also Available by Max Gladstone:

  • The Craft Sequence
    1. Three Parts Dead
    2. Two Serpents Rise
    3. Full Fathom Five
    4. Last First Snow
    5. Four Roads Cross
    6. The Ruin of Angels
  • Last Exit
  • Empress of Forever
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War (with Amal El-Mohtar)


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