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Dancer's Lament

Dancer's Lament

Path to Ascendancy Book 1

Path to Ascendancy (Volume 1)

Ian C. Esslemont

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Esslemont's all-new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire. Dancer's Lament focuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would found the Malazan empire.

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Praise for Dancer's Lament

“Esslemont evokes the gore and grit of the battlefield while cannily expanding the labyrinthine Malazan world and untangling the wickedly intertwined stories just enough to keep readers from feeling lost.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Return of the Crimson Guard

“Esslemont nails the feel and flavor of Erikson's books and brings the historical characters to life with a dexterity that will win over even the most skeptical fans.” —Publishers Weekly on Night of Knives

“Whether it's Erikson or Esslemont at the controls, it's in safe hands.” —SFX on Night of Knives

“A contained, concise romp that's also dense with fan-pleasing information.” —Death Ray on Night of Knives

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Ian C. Esslemont

IAN C. ESSLEMONT grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has studied archaeology and creative writing, has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. His books include Orb Sceptre Throne, Blood and Bone, Assail, and others. He now lives in Alaska with his wife and children and is currently working on another novel set in the world of Malaz, a world he co-created with Steven Erikson.

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