Three Parts Dead Book Cover Three Parts Dead
Max Gladstone
October 2, 2012

Hired to resurrect a deceased fire god to protect his rioting city, Tara, a first-year associate in an international necromantic firm, teams up with a chain-smoking, faith-questioning priest to build a case in the city's courts and investigates suspicions that the god was actually murdered. 20,000 first printing.


What if Roger Zelazny had undertaken to write his own version of Grisham’s The Firm? You probably wouldn’t get a book quite as good as Max Gladstone’sThree Parts Dead, but it might feel a bit similar. Tara is a young Craftswoman, talented at necromancy, and on the run from a raging mob in her home town.  Taking a job with a prestigious Craft firm Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, she finds herself overseeing a dispute regarding the death of a god, trying to head off the potential destruction of a city, and solving a grisly murder.  Will she win in court?  Will she stay alive long enough?