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Product Code: 9780765348814

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Biographical Note:

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including The Crippled God, Dust of Dreams, Toll the Hounds and Reaper's Gale, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.



Marc Notes:
Originally published in Great Britain in 2002 by Bantam Press--T.p. verso.; A Tom Doherty Associates book..


Review Quotes:

"Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better." --SF Site on House of Chains

"Unusual among fantasy writers, Erikson suceeds in making readers empathize equally with all sides involved in his world's vast, century-spanning conflict." --Publishers Weekly (starred reveiw) on House of Chains



Publisher Marketing:

Best selling author Steven Erikson returns with the latest in the morbid history of the Malazan Empire

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. New to command, she must hone twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits but for a handful of veterans of Coltaine's legendary march, into a force capable of challenging the massed hordes of Sha'ik's Whirlwind who lie in wait in the heart of the Holy Desert.

But waiting is never easy. The seer's warlords are locked into a power struggle that threatens the very soul of the rebellion, while Sha'ik herself suffers, haunted by the knowledge of her nemesis: her own sister, Tavore.
And so begins this awesome new chapter in Steven Erikson's acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen . . .



Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 07/10/2006 pg. 58 (EAN 9780765315748, Paperback) - *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 07/10/2006 pg. 58 (EAN 9780765310040, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 05/15/2003 pg. 132 (EAN 9780593046258, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 05/01/2003 pg. 1585 (EAN 9780593046258, Hardcover)
  • PW Notes and Reprints 06/09/2003 pg. 41 (EAN 9780593046258, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 06/09/2003 (EAN 9780593046258, Hardcover)

Contributor Bio:  Erikson, Steven
Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including The Crippled God, Dust of Dreams, Toll the Hounds and Reaper's Gale, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.