The fifth awesome tale in his epic Malagan Book of the Fallen fantasy sequence, some have compared them to Stephen Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.
Comparisons: Stephen Donaldson, Raymond E Feist, Terry Brooks.
Similar this month: Anne McCaffrey.
After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace – but it 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, eager to fulfil its long-prophesied renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslaved all its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one – the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall – either beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so Destiny has decreed. Yet, as the two sides gather for a pivotal treaty neither truly wants, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle – a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for vengeance at its seething heart…
'Each new novel moves from strength to strength...this series has already established itself as the most significant work of epic fantasy since Stephen R. Donaldson's 'Chronicles of Thomas Covenant'' SF SITE
'Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics...his books are fantasy for grown-ups, but his war-torn world of constant upheavals reminds one an awful lot of our own' SALON.COM
'The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more' STEPHEN R. DONALDSON
'This is true myth in the making, a drawing upon fantasy to recreate histories and legends as rich as any found within our culture' INTERZONE
Publication date: 01/03/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||1st March 2005|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson's debut novel, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and introduced fantasy readers to his epic 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' sequence, which has been hailed as a masterpiece. He lives in Cornwall.More About Steven Erikson