In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the... show more
In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends . . . Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.
Publish date: February 1st 2005
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 864
Edition language: English
Series: Malazańska Księga Poległych (#2)
The “Malazan Book of the Fallen” is considered as the most dark fantasy by many, thats the one reason that I didn’t dumped it after reading Gardens of the Moon. I really want to know and explore the complex world that Erikson has created in this epic series or atleast get to know why it is tagged as...
Short review, because, super busy. Super short summary: Two young girls are being pushed by forces outside their control, to very different destinies although both end up in the holy desert Raraku. And Raraku is also the source of an uprising against the Malazan Empire, leading to a desperate cha...
I was a little apprehensive when I saw the Dramatis Personae for this book. No way I was going to put myself through that again. But clearly my fears were unfounded. I don't know whether I got used to Erikson's style or this was a lot more accessible than the previous book or maybe little bit of bot...
Originally 3 stars, but then that thing happened to Coltaine... [spoiler] Coltaine's death happened and the fourth star is for him. RIP the last of the wickan crow clan. [/spoiler] If you're looking for a way to get into this series and the first book Gardens of the Moon is just too much of a chao...
Glorious epic fantasy, this book does it all. I wept openly, laughed aloud, in short I gave myself up completely to Erikson's creation. The tale of Coltaine and the Chain of Dogs, the terrible consequences of complete civil breakdown, it all is perfectly realised in every way. From the grand sweep o...