Friday, April 6, 2012

Max Gladstone's THREE PARTS DEAD Cover Love and Release Date

We introduced you to Max Gladstone back when he wowed his agent with this one-line pitch in our Mystery Agent contest:

"A god has died, and it’s up to Tara, first year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart.

Three Parts Dead, Fantasy w/ Steam, 102,000 words"

And now we have the unprecedented pleasure of introducing you to the fancy cover for this very cool book, due out from TOR books on October 2, 2012!

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The goodreads blurb: 
A God has died, and it’s up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart. 
Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropolis’s steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot. Tara’s job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help is Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead God, who’s having an understandable crisis of faith. 
But when the duo discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumb’s courts—and their quest for truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and the city’s slim hope of survival. 
Recognize that first line? If you come up with a wicked awesome pitch, it just might be the first line of your goodreads blurb someday. :)

To get to know Max better, you can check out his witty blog or this very unique interview about THREE PARTS DEAD and Max's influences.

Advance Praise for THREE PARTS DEAD: 
“This has so many of my favorite things: an intriguing world, fun characters, a puzzle of a story that manages to be both funky fantasy and legal thriller. Three Parts Dead is simultaneously fast paced and thoughtful, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville series
“With this first book, Max Gladstone gives promise of being a true star of twenty-first-century fantasy. Indeed, in all the ways that count—wit, invention, strangeness, cool—he already is.”John Crowley, author of Little, Big and The Deep 
“Max Gladstone has created a fascinating universe and equally fascinating characters. It’s a world in which magic is craft, and religion has some very practical rules, and he shows it through the stories of some very interesting characters.”Jerry Pournelle, coauthor of The Mote in God’s Eye and of Lucifer’s Hammer 
“Gladstone has created an amazing world. … Combining murder mystery, corporate intrigue, and thaumaturgical fireworks, Three Parts Dead gives us not just an excellent urban fantasy, but [also] a brilliant new world to explore. I can’t wait to see what he does next.”Margaret Ronald, author of Spiral Hunt

I'm beyond stoked to read this!  And best of all, you can already pre-order THREE PARTS DEAD in all the major places:

Be sure to stop by Max's blog or twitter and his agent Weronika Janczuk's website or twitter to congratulate them on this very exciting finished product!

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  1. Oh my gosh...this sounds FANTASTIC! I will be reading it for sure for sure.

    Happy Easter to all of you, too.

  2. Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! Can't wait to read it!

  3. I love this cover - her outfit isn't skimpy, she isn't whitewashed, she has something cool going on with her arm, maybe cybernetic... And the book sounds awesome too. Yep definitely putting this on my TBR list.

  4. So awesome! I'll be thrilled to see this on the shelf. Yay Max!

  5. Love the cover! I can't wait to read it :)


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