Synopses & Reviews
Marking the 10th anniversary of its publication — a special collectors' hardback edition of this defining work of epic fantasy.
Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, the Malazan Empire simmers with discontent. Its legions yearn for some respite from the chaos and killing.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners, and Tattersail — the lone surviving sorceress of the Second Legion — the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to draw breath and mourn the dead. But Empress Laseen's gaze has moved on and fallen upon the ancient citadel of Darujhistan. The last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, it proclaims its defiance and still holds out against her. However the empire is not alone in this great and bloody game. Sinister forces are gathering, and it would seem that the gods themselves are preparing to play their hand.
Gardens of the Moon is the defining opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy — Steven Erikson's awesome and thrilling sequence, 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen'.
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 sequence 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. Canadian by birth, Steven Erikson has lived on Vancouver Island for the past few years but returned to the UK in summer 2009.