Full Fathom Five

Full Fathom Five

The third novel set in the addictive and compelling fantasy world of Three Parts Dead.

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.

Title:Full Fathom Five
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765335746
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  • carol.

    Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes:Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs ho...

  • Bradley

    I'm still mightily impressed by this author. I'm placing him on a slightly higher pedestal than most Urban Fantasy lists.Hell, it's not even *quite* an Urban Fantasy anyway. It's just plain fantasy, a...

  • Jokoloyo

    tldr: please be patient up to half of the story by absorbing the details. The last 20% were marvelous!==============I blame Three Parts Dead for making me set a high standard for Full Fathom Five (FFF...

  • Jason

    5 StarsFull Fathom Five demonstrates how incredible an adult oriented fantasy can be. Max Gladstone is on top of his game. Each of the books in The Craftwork Sequence is an improvement on the last, wi...

  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears

    Bought for the cover...obviously.Stayed for the awesome story. This was fantasy at its best. Those novels that grab you and bring you into a world both rich and strange.Let's talk about that cover! I ...

  • Dara

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue on with the Craft Sequence books after Two Serpents Rise. I really didn't like that book and it kind of turned me off from the series. For some reason in the dept...

  • Denise

    3.5 stars. It's such interesting world building and I do get a good picture of the characters. Not quite a 4 because the writing can be so baroque- too many words wrapping around the descriptions that...

  • Paul Weimer

    (A version of this first appeared at SF Signal)Kai is a priestess without a God, at least in the traditional sense. She manages and builds Idols, financial instruments for managing soulstuff for those...

  • Jennifer

    Just a couple of thoughts on this one:1. Much, much better than its predecessor Two Serpents Rise. Like that one, the first half of Full Fathom Five is fairly slow going. Unlike that one, I didn't tot...

  • Nathan

    Third in the series but I think it may be the best one yet. The world is starting to tie together in lots of interesting ways. This time we are taken to a city that wants nothing to do with the gods a...