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Dust of Dreams

Book Nine of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Malazan Book of the Fallen

Steven Erikson

Tor Books

In war everyone loses.  This brutal truth can be seen in the eyes of every soldier in every world…

 

In Letherii, the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen.

And in these same Wastelands, others gather to confront their destinies.  The warlike Barghast, thwarted in their vengeance against the Tiste Edur, seek new enemies beyond the border and Onos Toolan, once immortal T’lan Imass now mortal commander of the White Face clan, faces insurrection.  To the south, the Perish Grey Helms parlay passage through the treacherous kingdom of Bolkando.  Their intention is to rendezvous with the Bonehunters but their vow of allegiance to the Malazans will be sorely tested.  And ancient enclaves of an Elder Race are in search of salvation—not among their own kind, but among humans—as an old enemy draws ever closer to the last surviving bastion of the K’Chain Che’Malle.

 

So this last great army of the Malazan Empire is resolved to make one final defiant, heroic stand in the name of redemption.  But can deeds be heroic when there is no one to witness them?  And can that which is not witnessed forever change the world?  Destines are rarely simple, truths never clear but one certainty is that time is on no one’s side.  For the Deck of Dragons has been read, unleashing a dread power that none can comprehend…

 

In a faraway land and beneath indifferent skies, the final chapter of ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen’ has begun…


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Book One

The Sea Does Not

Dream of You

I will walk the path forever walked

One step ahead of you

And one step behind

I will choke in the dust of your passing

And skirl more into your face

It all tastes the same

Even when you feign otherwise

But here on the path forever walked

The old will lie itself anew

We can sigh like kings

Like empresses on gift-carts

Resplendent in imagined worth.

I will walk the path forever walked

Though my time is short

As if the stars belong

Cupped here in my

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"Extraordinarily enjoyable . . . Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics."
--Salon.com  

“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

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  • Steven Erikson

  • 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, 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.
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