Read The Ruin of Angels (Craft Sequence, #6) Online Free - Max Gladstone returns with The Ruin of Angels, the sixth novel in the Craft Sequence, which The Washington Post calls "the best kind of urban fantasy" and NPR calls "sharp, original, and passionate"
The God Wars destroyed the city of Alikand. Now, a century and a half and a great many construction contracts later, Agdel Lex rises in its place. Dead deities litter the surrounding desert, streets shift when people aren’t looking, a squidlike tower dominates the skyline, and the foreign Iskari Rectification Authority keeps strict order in this once-independent city―while treasure seekers, criminals, combat librarians, nightmare artists, angels, demons, dispossessed knights, grad students, and other fools gather in its ever-changing alleys, hungry for the next big score.
Priestess/investment banker Kai Pohala (last seen in Full Fathom Five) hits town to corner Agdel Lex’s burgeoning nightmare startup scene, and to visit her estranged sister Ley. But Kai finds Ley desperate at the center of a shadowy, and rapidly unravelling, business deal. When Ley ends up on the run, wanted for a crime she most definitely committed, Kai races to track her sister down before the Authority finds her first. But Ley has her own plans, involving her ex-girlfriend, a daring heist into the god-haunted desert, and, perhaps, freedom for an occupied city. Because Alikand might not be completely dead―and some people want to finish the job.
|Title||:||The Ruin of Angels (Craft Sequence, #6)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
August 19, 2017
New Craft book!!!
I got lucky with an ARC thanks to Netgalley and I immediately got sucked right into the story since I had just gotten caught up with the previous publication-order book, Four Roads Cross.
Unfortunately for me, as well as everyone else who reads these books, I still have to do tim...
October 03, 2017
Discworld meets Final Fantasy in Max Gladstone's Craft novels. I say Discworld because Pratchett's opus was a project about understanding the world through the fantastic, everything from the post to death itself made droll and bitter-funny — and so too the Craft books are a long Mobius journey in...
September 02, 2017
“YES.” That is the only word I found when I went to look at my first draft of this review and I thought I should keep it. It really translates my state of excitement and joyfulness upon finishing this book, how this book did justice to a remarquable cast of characters, while juggling with an epic...
November 16, 2017
Gladstone continues doing his own thing and rocking it. This time it’s venture capital, mind controlling squid-gods, investment banking, Lovecraftian alternate realities overlaid upon our own, and flannel clad and bearded hipsters.
I still for the life of me can’t figure out how the man makes this...
September 19, 2017
Can someone please have a conversation with me about mentions of women shaving their legs in fantasy novels? I have a pretty extreme negative reaction to it (read: it fills me with rage), but maybe it's just me.
Aaaaaanyway, it took me a really long time to get into this one. I just couldn't seem...
September 05, 2017
Max Gladstone returns to the world of his Craft Sequence and especially the character of Kai, a protagonist in the prior novel Full Fathom Five. While there are references to the events of that novel, the plot stands on its own. I don’t know if it’s the first book I’d suggest as an introduction t...
November 14, 2017
As always, Gladstone has written an immersive story, this time about start ups, art, and ventures that are all a bit strange. As to be expected. I love that we got Kai back. Full Fathom Five was one of the highlights of the craft sequence for me, and following her and Izza made for fun times. The...
September 25, 2017
I adored this.
More Tara. More godpunk fractured worlds. Magic corporations and nightmare powered telecoms. Artists and angels and squid-borg-parasites.
Max Gladstone's writing is the perfect balance of poetry and story; both dreamy painterliness and fast-paced action.
And I'm pretty sure that this...
October 09, 2017
A bit too slow to start -- too many plot threads trying to move simultaneously -- but once it hits its stride it is *amazing.* Call it a 4.5, rounded up because squid.
December 08, 2017
Gladstone has written: "This is a book about troubles in close relationships, about good intentions gone wrong, about self-deception and self-liberation, and family. Also, venture capital, surveillance culture, startups, the Future (which is Murder), geopolitics, soul trade, mapping, & crimin...