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After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price — a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly.
To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious, cold-blooded hunger. All, that is, save one — the Tiste Edur. For Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance — from kingdom and lost colony of the First Empire to Empire reborn. And so its people have fixed their avid gazes northward, to the rich and abundant lands and coasts of the Tiste Edur. And beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword, it seems the Tiste Edur must fall. Or so Destiny has decreed.
War and betrayal, magic and myth collide in this, the stunning fifth chapter in Steven Eriksons magnificent Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence — a monumental achievement that is being hailed by readers and critics alike as an epic of the imagination and a fantasy classic in the making.
From the Hardcover edition.
The fifth title in Erikson's acclaimed fantasy series, "Malazen Book of the Fallen". His first novel, "Gardens of the Moon" was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award.
About the Author
Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. Gardens of the Moon marked the opening chapter in his epic fantasy sequence, The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. It is available in Bantam paperback as are the acclaimed subsequent volumes, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice and House of Chains. Steven Erikson lives in Canada.