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House of Chains (Malazan Book of the Fallen

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Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including The Crippled God, Dust of Dreams, Toll the Hounds and Reaper's Gale, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.


A young barbarian warrior of the Uryd tribe of the Teblor people accompanies his comrades on a raid into the lowlands and begins an unexpected journey that takes him to strange lands and an even stranger destiny. As the armies of the Shai'k gather in the Holy Desert for their war of conquest against the city of Aren, the last stronghold of the Malazan Empire, a newly arrived adjunct to the empress attempts to train a fighting force able to withstand the coming invasion. In the latest addition to his Malazan series (Gardens of the Moon; Deadhouse Gates), Erikson crafts a multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga, which should appeal to fans of epic and military fantasy as well as series followers. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

In Steven Erikson's House of Chains: A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, the fourth volume in the Canadian author's epic fantasy series (Gardens of the Moon, etc.), the Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities faces attack from the massed armies of Sha'ik's Whirlwind. Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin fans will find Erikson a reasonably satisfying substitute. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

"Truly epic in scope., Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better." --SF Site on House of Chains"A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga.." --Library Journal on House of Chains"This is true myth in the making, a drawing upon fantasy to recreate histories and legends as rich as any found within our culture." --Interzone on House of Chains

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