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Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
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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 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-crafted PoC characters. These are not light and fluffy reads, but immersions into places both familiar and yet not. Kai and Izza are intrepid heroines from two different worlds on the same island. One is a formal priestess, the other reluctant. Idols can be worshipped, they can be murdered, a poet can be the voice of a goddess long thought dead.

Full Fathom Five was an engrossing tale that one doesn't just read, but immerses oneself in. I hope Max Gladstone returns to the Craft Sequence world soon.
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2014 – Shelved
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: bdsm-to-read
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: book-boner
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: bdsm-to-read
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: awesome-recs
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: bdsm-to-read
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: book-boner
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: poc-on-the-covers
Started Reading
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: author-i-will-marry
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: author-is-my-rock-star
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: best-covers-ever
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: best-damn-book-ever
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: books-on-kindle
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: books-hardcover
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: books-that-are-keepers
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: characters-asian-heroines
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: characters-black-heroines
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: characters-transgender-male-to-fema
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: diversity-on-the-shelf-2014
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: favourite-books-2014
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: genre-fantasy
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: omg-hot-cover
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: omg-read-this-book-now
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: stuff-that-defies-categorization
August 31, 2014 – Shelved as: theme-political-intrigue
August 31, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Willow (new)

Willow Yes, I love Chris McGrath covers too. :D


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