Last First Snow

by Max Gladstone
Release date: July 11, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy

The fourth novel set in the compellingly modern fantasy world of the Craft Sequence 

Forty years after the God Wars, Dresediel Lex bears the scars of liberation — especially in the Skittersill, a poor district still bound by the fallen gods' decaying edicts. As the gods' wards last, they strangle development; when they fail, demons will be loosed upon the city. The King in Red hires Elayne Kevarian of the Craft firm Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to fix the wards, but the Skittersill's people have their own ideas. A protest rises against Elayne's work, led by Temoc, a warrior-priest turned community organizer who wants to build a peaceful future for his city, his wife, and his young son.

As Elayne drags Temoc and the King in Red to the bargaining table, old wounds re-open, old gods stir in their graves, civil blood breaks to new mutiny, and profiteers circle in the desert sky. Elayne and Temoc must fight conspiracy, dark magic, and their own demons to save the peace — or failing that, to save as many people as they can.

(updated 2017-02-15)

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