House of Chains
Book Four of The Malazan Book of the FallenMalazan Book of the Fallen (Volume 4)
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On Sale: 03/06/2007
ISBN: 97807653488141040 Pages
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 . . .
Verge of the Nascent, the 943rd Day of the Search
1159 Burn's Sleep
Grey, bloated and pocked, the bodies lined the silt-laden shoreline for as far as the eye could see. Heaped like driftwood by the rising water,...
Praise for House of Chains
“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-