Synopses & Reviews
The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Shaik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of YGhatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empires greatest champion Dassem Ultor
was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death…
But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves. The Crippled God has been granted a place in the pantheon, a schism threatens and sides must be chosen. Whatever each god decides, the ground rules have changed, irrevocably, terrifyingly, and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world. A world which contains a
host of characters, familiar and new, including Heboric Ghost Hands, the god-possessed Apsalar, Cutter, once a thief now a killer, the extraordinary warrior called Karsa Orlong and the two wanderers Icarium and Mappo — each searching for such a fate as they might fashion with their own hands, guided by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone.
But now that knives have been unsheathed, the gods are disinclined to be kind. There shall be war, war in the heavens. And the prize? Nothing less than existence itself … Here is the stunning new chapter in Steven Eriksons magnificent Malazan Book of the Fallen — hailed as an epic of the imagination and acknowledged as a fantasy classic in the making.
The sixth in Erikson's acclaimed epic, the "Malazan Book Of The Fallen" fantasy sequence. The Seven Cities Rebellion is over, Sha'ik is dead, but a last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. 'This masterwork of imagination may be the high watermark of epic fantasy.' Glen Cook, author of "The Black Company" series.
About the Author
Archaeologist and anthropologist STEVEN ERIKSON is a graduate of the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop. His first fantasy novel, the critically acclaimed Gardens of the Moon, marked the opening chapter in the epic Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence, and was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. It is published by Bantam, as are the equally acclaimed subsequent volumes, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains and Midnight Tides. Steven Erikson lives in Canada.