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 co

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  • Title: Full Fathom Five
  • Author: Max Gladstone
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 operatinThe 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.

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    1. 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 hourly ring his knell:Ding-dong.Hark! now I hear them—Ding-dong, bell.–Ariel’s Song, from The Tempest, ShakespeareDeep breath: a dive into the water, immersed in something alien, and yet familiar. This is the best I can summarize Full Fathom Five, an inventive fantasy that had me riveted, fighti [...]

    2. 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, and this title proves it.Street urchins, god-Advocates, grand injustice, and an oh-so-deep mystery. It's fathoms deep. I'm amazed. And rather disturbed. I'm going to be having nightmares about body-cavity living dolls now.I love it.These novels keep going in the strangest directions. It's as if the a [...]

    3. 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) and other Craft Sequence novels. High standard in plot developments, and high standard of world building, and high standard for making me surprised. FFF only lacks in speed of plot development for the first half. Sometimes there was interesting development, but mainly I have to be patient and pay [...]

    4. 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, with book one being a near a masterpiece. Gladstone is rare in that he wants each book to be able to read alone, even though they are very connected. They take place in the same world and even have some recurring characters. Each of the first three of the Craftwork Sequence explore something different [...]

    5. Bought for the coverobviously.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 mean look at it! Two WoC on the same cover. The world didn't come to an end. Guess what, I bought the Kindle version and a hardcover because I love the cover.Max Gladstone's 'Craft Sequence' novels are the reason I return to my beloved fantasy genre time and again. Not to mention the prominence of well [...]

    6. Currency has never been quite so important as it is in the Craft Sequence books. Since Your soul stuff is the money and one person is only born with so much. It makes me wonder what happens when someone get dangerously low. What kind of gruesome bankruptcy awaits them should they use their last dregs of soul?But I’m rambling now – because that isn’t really what Full Fathom Five is about. It’s less so about soul stuff and more about perception of one’s life, surroundings and choices. Or [...]

    7. 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 I want to skip ahead and not read them all.

    8. 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 depths of a reading slump, Full Fathom Five called to me and I'm glad I listened.Full Fathom Five is the 3rd published Craft Sequence book but is 5th chronologically and it gets confusing sometimes. The story follows Kai, a priestess that creates idols for her Order, and Izza, a street urchin thief. I r [...]

    9. (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 engaged in the cutthroat world of international commerce in Max Gladstone’s Craft Universe. They accept sacrifices, provide a rate of return, and protect those who invest their worship in them. But these Idols, although they have the financial obligations and entanglements like any God, are not r [...]

    10. 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 and deathless kings that rule other parts of the world; religion is not snuffed out but rather minds are reprogrammed the right way by giant stone terrors known as penitents. Rather than gods or goddesses this is a land of idols; keep some of the benefits but none of the pesky will that deities tend [...]

    11. Max Gladstone continues to amaze me with the unique world of the Craft Sequence, as well as his prose. I love the way he juxtaposes opposing images of beauty and trauma in just a few seemingly simple words.I read this book as part of my first ever read-a-long which was a really great experience. First of all, it motivated me to get on with reading it, and because I had to keep stopping to avoid spoiling myself each week, it led to a lot of incredible speculation in discussion with my friend and [...]

    12. Awesome world building as always: set on an island in which priests build and service idols, constructs without freewill or consciousness that allow people to place their soulstuff safe in the knowledge that they're not supporting the worship of mercurial and dangerous deities. Kai finds herself shunted off to a desk job when something goes wrong with her friend's idol--and soon into deeper waters as it becomes obvious that it's not just one idol that went wrong A strong mixture of characters; l [...]

    13. delivreenlivres/20Si au niveau du facteur Waou et de l’émerveillement dû à la cohérence et à l'imagination du monde inventé par l'auteur ce tome est toujours au top du top, j'avoue que niveau intrigue il est néanmoins un cran en dessous des précédents.Nous sommes dans un monde ou la magie peut être quantifiée sous forme d'énergie, notamment le Soulstuff qui est l'argent. Et quand une personne ou une entreprise veut investir une certaine quantité de soulstuff, ils peuvent aller sur [...]

    14. And Gladstone does it again. His books pass the Bechdel test in spades. The world building is great, and heavy concepts are dealt with extremely well.

    15. There's so much to like in this book. Its most obvious feature is its complete uniqueness -- nothing else quite like it exists in the genre, and so it persistently eludes classification. Is it epic fantasy? The cities and countries are fictional (albeit clearly based on real places), yet the descriptions of those places and the people in them feel distinctly modern. So it's urban fantasy, then? Not quite that, either. It is ITS OWN THING, and that's a very good thing.The prose itself goes far be [...]

    16. 4 starsThis month’s reading has been going quite well, this book is one of the stand-outs of the month for me. It felt like a book perfectly crafted just for my reading enjoyment! • Female protagonists with believable and complex characterisation ✓• Interesting and unique world that the characters live in✓• Improvement on the preceding book ✓I preferred the writing style in which this was written in comparison to “Two Serpents Rise”, the way Max Gladstone wrote his prose felt q [...]

    17. This is a hard book to rate, because honestly I didn’t comprehend large parts of it. This world has always been very complex and mysterious and I was barely able to understand all concepts and their meanings. But “only just” understanding made this world so very special and extraordinary. It’s sort of the same feeling like after seeing the movie “matrix”: you do not fully get it, but you kind of understand and love it for it.However, this one was different, I was left in the dark for [...]

    18. This was my second crack at this book. My first run at it I could not seem to get into it. It was very much a slow boil and apparently I was impatient and not willing to wait. This time around, once I got to the merge of all the story lines, I loved it. Glad I gave it another go.

    19. Really? Held on for fifty pages, then gave up. Didn't connect with either POV character.I liked the previous books in this series, but this train never left the station.

    20. This series has gone from "great" to "really damn excellent" in three books, and I'm not sure I have anything useful to add to that. Except to pass along the author's comment (at a bookstore signing) that the numerals in the titles denote chronological order. Might be handy to know.Oh, I'll give you the setup. The island nation of Kavekana has been theologically empty ever since its gods swam away to fight in the God Wars. (The other side won.) But empty doesn't mean bankrupt. The priests of Kav [...]

    21. With Full Fathom Five, the Craft sequence finally lands square on its feet. Not the that the previous books were bad, but they were a little too taken with flashy descriptions of magic or pure idealism for my taste. This time around, Gladstone grounds his setting in very real and relatable concerns. The formula is much the same: a noir mystery or Grisham-esque thriller translated to high magic fantasy, but now executed perfectly.Kai is a priestess of empty idols, a kind of divine hedge fund mana [...]

    22. From the titles to the page, the first three books in the Craft Sequence marry numbers with magic. The stories themselves explore different parts of society, but always on the bedrock of a spiritual economy, with soul stuff being traded and bartered to power the world. FULL FATHOM FIVE weaves together new and old characters on an island of idols and mysteries, creating a slowly building hope that is impossible to resist.As with THREE PARTS DEAD, this story starts in the clinical mechanics of a s [...]

    23. Great. Great in many and varied ways, and such a delight to see elements from the first two books come together here. (Speaking of which, how delightful is it that this ends up being a gang of five bad-ass ladies, three of colour, including a lesbian and a trans woman, who are incidentally depicted on the cover? Very damn delightful. Some sort of Puppy-nose-tweaking critical mass of delightful.)There's an almost Pratchettarian depth, simplicity and truth to the themes at play here - of the mutua [...]

    24. I've thoroughly enjoyed the previous two volumes in the series and anxiously awaited the third. It lived up to expectations, even though it didn't quite have the flow of #2 (Two Serpents Rise). Gladstone has a knack for writing books where characters feel contemporary even though they live in another world, one with magic, gods, undead kings, and all sorts of peculiarities. Sometimes the weirdness makes it hard to follow, but it's so much fun that I keep on reading. The two principal POVs were q [...]

    25. I really regret putting this series aside for as long as I did! This book was great, despite the fact that it took me foreeeeeever to remember the characters that overlapped from the previous books. Definitely excited to uncover the grand sinister plot Gladstone has for this world he's created.

    26. I think this is my favorite of the series so far! I love seeing a trans main character, the magic and mystery of the idols was fascinating, and we see old faces again :D. I had a bit of trouble following all the little details at times, but I love how expansive this world is becoming.

    27. So this is my third book by Max Gladstone and I have been impressed every single time. The world of this series is complex and he is not afraid to shy away from characters that geek out on numbers and research. You start to see some returning characters from Three Parts Dead and Two Serpents Rise, but the book can be read by itself, even if I recommend reading the other two because they are AWESOME!

    28. Best in the series so far!Cast consists nearly only of women (OHMIGOSH YES to the wonderful female rep here), one of the two protagonists, Kai, is a trans woman.This world is still mind-blowing but I think I am getting more of a clue and the books are all more playing together for me at this point. Can't wait for more

    29. Third Craft novel is also, in my opinion, the weakest to date. While we (grudgingly, it seems) start to see glimmers of a Big Picture, particularly in the ending, Gladstone adheres to the ‘whodunnit’ plot template of the previous two. The characterisation is solid, and the world-building amazing, but any genre reader worth his or her salt will know what happens after the first chapter or two. This also feels very much like a middle volume of a trilogy. Not very much happens, as the author tr [...]

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