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Deadhouse Gates
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Weakened by events in Darujhistan, the Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of anarchy. In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha ik gathers an army around her in preparation for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, it will embroil in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known- a maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust that will shape destinies and give birth to legends n the Otataral mines, Felisin, youngest daughter of the disgraced House of Paran, dreams of revenge against the sister who sentenced her to a life of slavery. Escape leads her to raraku, where her soul will be reborn and her future made clear. The now-outlawed Bridgeburners, Fiddler and the assassin Kalam, have vowed to return the once god-possessed Apsalar to her homeland, and to confront and kill the Empress Laseen, but events will overtake them too. Meanwhile, Coltaine, the charismatic commander of the Malaz 7th Army, will lead his battered, war-weary troops in a last, valient running battle to save the lives of thirty thousand refugees and, in so doing, secure an illustrious place in the Empire s chequered history. An
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The second book in Steven Erikson's thrilling epic fantasy series chronicling the ill-fated Malazan Empire.

About the Author

Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson's debut fantasy novel, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and introduced fantasy readers to his epic 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' sequence, which has been hailed 'a masterwork of the imagination'. This River Awakens was hist first novel, and originally published under the name Steve Lundin. Having lived in Cornwall for a number of years, Steve will be returning to Canada in late summer 2012. To find out more, visit www.malazanempire.com and www.stevenerikson.com

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Rebellion comes to the Seven Cities as Sha'ik the seer and her followers prepare for the Whirlwind, an uprising of fanatics intended to spark a bloody conflict that will spread throughout the Malazan Empire. The second volume in Erikson's mammoth series continues the story begun in Gardens of the Moon. The author's vibrant world of soldiers and warlocks, noble families and assassin clans comes to life in this exceptionally well-told tale of grand schemes and small lives. For most libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

"A meticulously realised otherworld...ambitious and scrupulously crafted" * SFX * "A world of evocative magic, brutal warfare and poetry unlike anything I'd read before...the publication of a second novel is always a tense time - was the author a one hit wonder? Fortunately for us, Deadhouse Gates triumphantly proves that this is not the case for Steve Erikson" * Ottakar's Outland website * "If you're looking for a low calorie dish of light fantasy, this ain't it. If you're looking for a nine-course riot of taste and texture, exotically spiced to make your eyes water, your heart pump faster and your brain do cartwheels inside your cranium, I know a great little Thai place. Or, if you want something analogous to that in your reading, stop at the 'Es' and pick up the latest from Steven Erikson...I can safely say that Deadhouse Gates is one of the best fantasy novels of 2000" -- Neil Walsh * SF Site * "Erikson afflicts me with awe...his work does something that only the rarest of books can manage: it alters the reader's perceptions of reality" -- Stephen R Donaldson

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