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Sneak Peek: Last First Snow by Max Gladstone

Last First Snow by Max GladstoneRead an excerpt from Last First Snow, the fourth novel set in Max Gladstone’s compellingly urban fantasy world of the Craft Sequence.

Chapter One

For false gods, they cast long shadows.

Elayne Kevarian, the King in Red, and Tan Batac towered over Dresediel Lex. The vast once-holy city spread at Elayne’s feet, miles of adobe and steel and obsidian and chrome, concrete and asphalt, wood and glass and rock. Its arms enveloped the bay south to Stonewood and north to Worldsedge. Roads wound up the Drakspine slopes and down again, cascading east into Fisherman’s Vale. Container ships the size of fallen leaves docked at the toy wharfs and piers of Longsands near the Skittersill.

The King in Red, a mile-tall skeleton in flowing robes, stood in the ocean. Waves broke around his anklebones and the tip of his staff. Tan Batac had found a comfortable saddle-ridge in the Drakspine upon which to sit and watch. But they were not her audience.

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in July

Time Salvager by Wesley ChuThe Unnoticeables by Robert BrockwayThe Suspicion at Sanditon by Carrie Bebris

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in July! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you:

Carrie Bebris, The Suspicion at Sanditon

Friday, July 24
Books & Co.
Dayton, OH
7:00 PM

Saturday, July 25
Ohio State Barnes & Noble
Columbus, OH
2:00 PM

Tuesday, July 28
Joseph-Beth Books
Cincinnati, OH
7:00 PM

Thursday, July 30
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
Memphis, TN
6:30 PM

Alex Bledsoe, Long Black Curl

Friday, July 10
Arcadia Books
Spring Green, WI
6:30 PM

Saturday, July 18
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN
2:00 PM

Sunday, July 19
Eagle Eye Bookshop
Decatur, GA
3:00 PM

Robert Brockway, The Unnoticeables

Thursday, July 16
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM

Friday, July 17
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Saturday, July 18
Copperfield’s Books
Petaluma, CA
7:00 PM

Sunday, July 19
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Wednesday, July 22
Powell’s City of Books
Portland, OR
7:30 PM

Wesley Chu, Time Salvager

Tuesday, July 7
The Last Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM

Sunday, July 12
Mysterious Galaxy
Also with Carrie Patel and Scott Sigler
San Diego, CA
2:00 PM

Wednesday, July 15
Elliott Bay Book Company
With Ramez Naam
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Thursday, July 16
Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Saturday, July 18
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Sunday, July 19
Uncle Hugo’s
Minneapolis, MN
3:00 PM

Monday, July 20
A Room of One’s Own
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 21
Boswell Book Company
Milwaukee, WI
7:00 PM

Thursday, July 23
Schuler Books and Music
Lansing Charter Township, MI
7:00 PM

Friday, July 24
Book People
Austin, TX
7:00 PM

William S. Cohen, Collision

Wednesday, July 1
Books-a-Million
South Portland, ME
7:00 PM

Thursday, July 2
Politics and Prose
Washington, D.C.
7:00 PM

Carolyn Ives Gilman, Dark Orbit

Wednesday, July 15
Barnes & Noble
Washington, D.C.
6:00 PM

Saturday, July 18
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
2:00 PM

Max Gladstone, Last First Snow

Tuesday, July 28
Oxford University Press Book Club in Bryant Park
New York, NY
12:00 PM

Neal Griffin, Benefit of the Doubt

Sunday, July 26
Carlsbad City Library
Carlsbad, CA
7:00 PM

Kristen Simmons, The Glass Arrow

Thursday, July 23
Sundance Books and Music
Reno, NV
6:30 PM

Anne A. Wilson, Hover

Saturday, July 25
Payson Book Festival
Gila Community College
Payson, AZ
9:00 AM

Also, don’t miss the Big Summer Road Trip Tour! To celebrate the 2015 releases from some of our Northeastern authors, Tor Books is excited to send Elizabeth Bear (Karen Memory), James Cambias (Corsair), Max Gladstone (Last First Snow), and Brian Staveley (The Providence of Fire) on tour in the New England region. Check out the dates and locations.

JulyRoadtrip

Presenting the Big Summer Road Trip Tour!

JulyRoadtrip

To celebrate the 2015 releases from some of our Northeastern authors, Tor Books is excited to send Elizabeth Bear (Karen Memory), James Cambias (Corsair), Max Gladstone (Last First Snow), and Brian Staveley (The Providence of Fire) on tour in the New England region!

Tuesday, July 14
Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA
7:00pm

Thursday, July 16
Pandemonium Books and Games
With a special live game of Pathfinder, with GM David Montgomery!
Cambridge, MA
7:00pm

Friday, July 17
Odyssey Bookshop
South Hadley, MA
6:00pm

Saturday, July 18
Friends of the Simsbury Library
Simsbury, CT
1:00pm—3:00pm

Sunday, July 19
Bank Square Books
Mystic, CT
1:00pm

Monday, July 20
Ferguson Library
Stamford, CT
7:00pm

Wednesday, July 22
Towne Book Center
Moderated by Chris Urie from Geekadelphia
Collegeville, PA
7:00pm

Friday, July 24
Northshire Books
Saratoga Springs, NY
6:00pm

Saturday, July 25
Everyone’s Books
Brattleboro, VT
6:00pm

Sunday, July 26
Phoenix Books
Burlington, VT
Hosted by Geek Mountain State
2:00pm

Four Tor/Forge Titles Included in LA Times Summer Reading List

Skies of Ash by Rachel Howzell HallThe Suspicion at Sanditon by Carrie BebrisThe Iron Assassin by Ed GreenwoodLast First Snow by Max Gladstone

Four Tor/Forge titles have been included in the LA Times Summer Reading Recommendation list!

Skies of Ash and The Suspicion at Sanditon were listed in the Mystery/Thriller section of the “Summer Books Guide” of the LA Times’ Jacket Copy and The Iron Assassin and Last First Snow were listed in the SF/Fantasy section of the same guide. You can find the complete lists of those two categories here.

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