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Novels of the Malazan Empire

Ian C. Esslemont co-created the world of Malaz with his friend Steven Erikson, and Esslemont’s Novels of the Malazan Empire are set in the same world as Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Esslemont’s epic fantasy series begins with the novel Night of Knives, which tells the story of the night of the Shadow Moon, when the good people of Malaz are threatened with demon hounds and other, darker things. It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanved, and there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this from happening…

Books in this Series

Assail
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Assail

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 6)
Ian C. Esslemont
Tor/Forge

This follow-up to Ian C. Esslemont's Blood and Bone is sure to delight Malazan fans.

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and...

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Blood and Bone
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Blood and Bone

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 5)
Ian C. Esslemont
Tor/Forge

In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted yet another expedition to tame the...

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Orb Sceptre Throne
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Orb Sceptre Throne

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 4)
Ian C. Esslemont
Tor/Forge

The epic new chapter in the history of Malaz—the new epic fantasy from Steven Erikson's friend and co-creator of this extraordinary and exciting imagined world.

Darujhistan, city of dreams,...

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Stonewielder
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Stonewielder

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 3)
Ian C. Esslemont
Tor/Forge

Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn't as enamoured with life outside the mercenary...

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Return of the Crimson Guard
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Return of the Crimson Guard

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 2)
Ian C Esslemont
Tor/Forge

The return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Indeed, there are those...

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Night of Knives
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Night of Knives

Novels of the Malazan Empire (Volume 1)
Ian C. Esslemont
Tor/Forge

The small island of Malaz and its city gave the great empire its name, but now it is little more than a sleepy, backwater port. Tonight, however, things are different. Tonight the city is on edge,...

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About the author

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. He lives in Alaska with his wife and children and writes novels set in the world of Malaz, a world he co-created with Steven Erikson, including Blood and Bone and Assail.