Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone - My Thoughts

Two Serpents Rise - Max Gladstone

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 these mythologies with a world of business where the currency is soulstuff and it feels like something dystopian?  Post apocolyptic?  That type of feeling.  

 

It was an interesting read with intriguing characters (a very diverse cast for those to whom things like that matter), some of whom stole a bit of my heart (Teo and Four to name a couple) and I found I was left wanting more of them!  There were also some flashes of humour which for me is always is important in a book.  

 

Now, according to the author, each book in this series can stand alone - for instance, this book is odd in that it's the second book published as well as being the second in the series.  Another odd thing is the titles of the books in the series.  They tell you where the book falls in the chronological order of the series.  For example, the first published book is titled Three Parts Dead which means it's 3rd in chronological order. 

 

So yeah, not a really easy, zip-thru read, but an enjoyable one, for sure.  I'll be reading more of Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence.