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Deadhouse Gates: Book Two of the Malazan Book of the Fallen (Malazan Book of the Fallen #02)

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In 2004, Steven Erikson's critically acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen series was launched in the U.S. with the publication of Gardens of the Moon (2004). Now, Tor Books is proud to present the second book in Steven Erikson's ten-book Malazan Book of the Fallen series, Deadhouse Gates.

Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue, and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination, and originality — a new master of epic fantasy. As each story is written as a stand-alone novel, readers will enjoy each and every book in the series whether read in order from first to last or last to first.

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends...

Review:

"Erikson is making his dark characters and grisly battles very much his own...and fantasy readers with a strong appetite for world building and action ought to enjoy his efforts." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics on a scale that would approach absurdity if it wasn't so much fun." Andrew Leonard, Salon.com

Review:

"One of the best fantasy novels of the year." SF Site

Review:

"Steven Erikson afflicts me with awe. Vast in scope, almost frighteningly fecund in imagination, and rich in sympathy." Stephen R. Donaldson

Review:

"Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines mythic power and depth of world witth fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Erikson manages it spectacularly." Michael A. Stackpole

Review:

"I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. This masterwork oof imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy." Glen Cook

Review:

"Such is the impact of the first book in Erikson's monumental Malazan saga that the achievement of this sequel is doubly surprising." The Good Book Guide

Synopsis:

Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue, and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality — a new master of epic fantasy.

Synopsis:

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends . . .

Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.

Synopsis:

"Give me the evocation of a rich, complex and yet ultimately unknowable other world, with a compelling suggestion of intricate history and mythology and lore. Give me mystery amid the grand narrative. Give me a world in which every sea hides a crumbled Atlantis, every ruin has a tale to tell, every mattock blade is a silent legacy of struggles unknown. Give me, in other words, the fantasy work of Steven Erikson. Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics on a scale that would approach absurdity if it wasn't so much fun."--Andrew Leonard, Salon.com on The Malazan Book of the Fallen

"Steven Erikson afflicts me with awe. Vast in scope, almost frighteningly fecund in imagination, and rich in sympathy, his work does something that only the rarest of books can manage: it alters the reader's perceptions of reality."--Stephen R. Donaldson on Deadhouse Gates

"I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. This masterwork of imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy. This marathon of ambition has a depth and breadth and sense of vast reaches of inimical time unlike anything else available today. The Black Company, Zelazny's Amber, Vance's Dying Earth, and other mighty drumbeats are but foreshadowings of this dark dragon's hoard."--Glen Cook on The Malazan Book of the Fallen

"One of the best fantasy novels of the year."--SF Site on Deadhouse Gates

"Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world, with fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Steven Erikson manages it spectacularly. The books are reminiscent of Tolkein's scope, Zelazny's cleverness and wit, and Donaldson's brooding atmospherics; yet all combined with dazzling talent into a narrative flow that keeps the reader turning pages. Some writers open windows on worlds, Erikson opens worlds and makes them so real, so magical, you're not sure if you can escape--and I don't want to."-Michael A. Stackpole on Deadhouse Gates

"Such is the impact of the first book in Erikson's monumental Malazan saga, Gardens of the Moon, that the achievement of this sequel is doubly surprising. Not only is the vigour and sweep of the earlier book effortlessly captured, the complex plot is simultaneously deepened and accelerated, with a grasp of tempo that has the reader inexorably gripped . . . Roll on, book three!"-The Good Book Guide on Deadhouse Gates

About the Author

Steven Erikson was born in Toronto, grew up in Winnipeg, and then lived in the UK for several years with his wife and son. They recently returned to Winnipeg. He is an anthropologist and archaeologist by training, as well as a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

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Gregory, July 29, 2008 (view all comments by Gregory)
In terms of size this book is a doorstop like many of the modern epic fantasy novels. Mr. Erikson writes with numerous ideas and great passion in his series and I feel even more in this book of the series.

The Malazan cycle is a long series....I believe it will be 10 books...the difference here is that you can read any of the novels by it self as a complete tale and not have to worry about being cliffhangered (thanks JC Hutchins). This is why I feel comfortable recommending his novels to anyone that reads fantasy. Deadhouse gates is an adult novel....this is a war story that does not pull punches; people die here, there is not much pretty here....but there are great characters , ideas and events that are worth your time to explore.

Sure if you read further in the series you see where some of the strange things come from and lead to but if you want a compelling and real feeling war story you can not go wrong with this book.....Thanks Steven I loved this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765314291
Author:
Erikson, Steven
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Malazan Book of the Fallen
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.23 x 1.495 in

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Product details 608 pages Tor Books - English 9780765314291 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Erikson is making his dark characters and grisly battles very much his own...and fantasy readers with a strong appetite for world building and action ought to enjoy his efforts."
"Review" by , "Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics on a scale that would approach absurdity if it wasn't so much fun."
"Review" by , "One of the best fantasy novels of the year."
"Review" by , "Steven Erikson afflicts me with awe. Vast in scope, almost frighteningly fecund in imagination, and rich in sympathy."
"Review" by , "Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines mythic power and depth of world witth fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Erikson manages it spectacularly."
"Review" by , "I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. This masterwork oof imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy."
"Review" by , "Such is the impact of the first book in Erikson's monumental Malazan saga that the achievement of this sequel is doubly surprising."
"Synopsis" by , Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue, and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality — a new master of epic fantasy.
"Synopsis" by ,
In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends . . .

Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.

"Synopsis" by ,
"Give me the evocation of a rich, complex and yet ultimately unknowable other world, with a compelling suggestion of intricate history and mythology and lore. Give me mystery amid the grand narrative. Give me a world in which every sea hides a crumbled Atlantis, every ruin has a tale to tell, every mattock blade is a silent legacy of struggles unknown. Give me, in other words, the fantasy work of Steven Erikson. Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics on a scale that would approach absurdity if it wasn't so much fun."--Andrew Leonard, Salon.com on The Malazan Book of the Fallen

"Steven Erikson afflicts me with awe. Vast in scope, almost frighteningly fecund in imagination, and rich in sympathy, his work does something that only the rarest of books can manage: it alters the reader's perceptions of reality."--Stephen R. Donaldson on Deadhouse Gates

"I stand slack-jawed in awe of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. This masterwork of imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy. This marathon of ambition has a depth and breadth and sense of vast reaches of inimical time unlike anything else available today. The Black Company, Zelazny's Amber, Vance's Dying Earth, and other mighty drumbeats are but foreshadowings of this dark dragon's hoard."--Glen Cook on The Malazan Book of the Fallen

"One of the best fantasy novels of the year."--SF Site on Deadhouse Gates

"Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world, with fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Steven Erikson manages it spectacularly. The books are reminiscent of Tolkein's scope, Zelazny's cleverness and wit, and Donaldson's brooding atmospherics; yet all combined with dazzling talent into a narrative flow that keeps the reader turning pages. Some writers open windows on worlds, Erikson opens worlds and makes them so real, so magical, you're not sure if you can escape--and I don't want to."-Michael A. Stackpole on Deadhouse Gates

"Such is the impact of the first book in Erikson's monumental Malazan saga, Gardens of the Moon, that the achievement of this sequel is doubly surprising. Not only is the vigour and sweep of the earlier book effortlessly captured, the complex plot is simultaneously deepened and accelerated, with a grasp of tempo that has the reader inexorably gripped . . . Roll on, book three!"-The Good Book Guide on Deadhouse Gates

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