What is on my nightstand this weekend: Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone
UA engrossing fantasy series that revolves mostly around contract law? As crazy as that might sound the Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone manages to do that and so much more. In this series necromancy, also know as craft, and the power it wields flow through various contracts between people, demons, and gods. The first book in the series follows the investigation of the death of a god, and the impact that has on the city that worshiped him. In Two Serpents Rise a more complicated relationship between the former gods of the city and those who live in the city. The old god required human sacrifice and blood, but there are some who think that the old ways are better than those who wield the craft.
This one is going to be a quick read, it is hard to put down. A crazed mix of frantasy and urban fantasy this book is a great sequel.