Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm still mightily impressed by this author. I'm placing him on a slightly higher pedestal than most Urban Fantasy lists.
Hell, it's not even *quite* an Urban Fantasy anyway. It's just plain fantasy, and this title proves it.
Street urchins, god-Advocates, grand injustice, and an oh-so-deep mystery. It's fathoms deep. I'm amazed. And rather disturbed. I'm going to be having nightmares about body-cavity living dolls now.
I love it.
These novels keep going in the strangest directions. It's as if the author not only wants to stretch his wings, but he also wants to prove that the wings are the largest, too! All three of these novels couldn't be more different from each other in style or theme, and yet the undercurrent of a much larger story keeps shaping itself in the background. The fore-stories are great and so is the background story that covers all the books. It's really clever. I have no doubt that all of these are connected in players and action, and yet he keeps pulling rabbits and great new characters out of his hat and never loses sight of anything. :)
I can't wait to see where it takes me next!
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