Two Serpents Rise
In Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone, shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc—casual gambler and professional risk manager—to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring... show more
In Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone, shadow demons plague the city reservoir, and Red King Consolidated has sent in Caleb Altemoc—casual gambler and professional risk manager—to cleanse the water for the sixteen million people of Dresediel Lex. At the scene of the crime, Caleb finds an alluring and clever cliff runner, Crazy Mal, who easily outpaces him. But Caleb has more than the demon infestation, Mal, or job security to worry about when he discovers that his father—the last priest of the old gods and leader of the True Quechal terrorists—has broken into his home and is wanted in connection to the attacks on the water supply. From the beginning, Caleb and Mal are bound by lust, Craft, and chance, as both play a dangerous game where gods and people are pawns. They sleep on water, they dance in fire...and all the while the Twin Serpents slumbering beneath the earth are stirring, and they are hungry.
Publish date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 347
Edition language: English
Series: Craft Sequence (#2)
Two Serpents Rise is the second book published in the Craft Sequence, though I've recently seen an argument put forward that now all five books are published you can choose to either read in order of publication or in order of internal chronology (which apparently coincides with the numbers in the t...
Two Serpents Rise by Mark Gladstone My GR friends' ratings of Two Serpents Rise are all over the place, and I can see why. For me, the worldbuilding, the ideas, the questions, the pure conceptual brilliance not only saved the book but made it memorable. However, while the setup was promising, the ...
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. This book is set in the same world as Three Parts Dead but in a different city with completely different characters. Caleb Altemoc is our hero in this tale. He’s been tasked by Red King Consolidated to cleanse the demon...
Gladstone's Two Serpents Rise images a South America where the anicent gods were not quite destroyed by beings who are not Gods. This has lead to some disruption. Look, it's great, it's creative. The sudden lust/love concept is used but Gladstone is aware of it, and even has his characters Cal...
This was a different book from most that I've read and that's a good thing. I'm always up for new avenues of fantasy. Here we're talking gods, I want to call them Aztec gods. I'm sadly lacking in much knowledge of ancient Aztec or Incan religions. This book, indeed this series it seems, mixes...