Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
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.
I really loved the concept of Three Parts Dead. I mean you get lots of great elements like magic, gargoyles, vampires, a bit of steampunk, dead gods and a nice mystery. This seems like a good recipe for an awesome book.
As you can see, I dropped the book around 50%. I tried my best to finish it but it simply could not catch my attention. I had several issues with it. First of all, the start was very confusing. Shitload of information dump. Not cool. Then there’s Max Gladstone’s writing style, which I did not find attractive whatsoever. And the feeling that something was missing in the story.
I also had some technical issues, since I was reading an ARC. The switch between the different characters’ point of view was extremely confusing. The pages were missing the line break between the paragraphs when the switch of a character’s POV would occur, and many times I found myself not knowing who I’m reading about.
In the end I can only advise you to give Three Parts Dead. It has great potential and it might suit you better than it did me.
ARC courtesy of Tor via NetGalley
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