Dancer’s Lament begins Ian C. Esslemont’s prequel trilogy to the New York Times bestselling dark fantasy Malazan Empire series. The Path to Ascendancy novels reveal the origins of the empire as founded by Dancer, the skilled assassin, and the mage Kellanved.
“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
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.