Gardens of the Moon

Book One of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

Malazan Book of the Fallen (Volume 1)

Steven Erikson

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The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.

For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.

However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand . . .

Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice.

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Chapter One
 
 
The old stones of this road
have rung with iron
black-shod hoofs and drums
where I saw him walking
up from the sea between the hills soaked red
in sunset he came, a boy among the echoes
sons and brothers all in ranks
of warrior ghosts he came to pass
where I sat on the worn final
league-stone at day’s end—
is stride spoke loud all I needed
know of him on this road of stone—
he boy walks
another soldier, another one
bright heart not yet cooled
to hard iron
Mother’s Lament
Anonymous
 
 
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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, 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. Gardens of the Moon was the first novel in the series and 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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Gardens of the Moon
Book One of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
Steven Erikson

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
January 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765348784
ISBN10: 0765348780
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 688 pages
$8.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
May 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765322883
ISBN10: 0765322889
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 496 pages, Includes 2 black-and-white maps
$15.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429926584
ISBN10: 1429926589
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 496 pages
$7.99
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