By Ian C. Esslemont
Within the western sky the brilliant emerald banner of the customer descends like a portent of annihilation. at the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have fastened yet one more day trip to tame the neighboring wild jungle. but this is often no basic desolate tract. it really is referred to as Himatan, and it really is stated to be half the spirit-realm and 1/2 the earth. And it truly is acknowledged to be governed by means of a robust entity whom a few identify the Queen of Witches, and a few a goddess: the traditional Ardata. Saeng grew up realizing purely the rule of thumb of the magus Thaumaturgs -- however it used to be the voices out of that land's forgotten previous that she listened to. And while her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, these voices ship her and her brother on a determined mission.
To the south, the wasteland tribes are united by means of the coming of a overseas warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his males name, the gray Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none different, deep into the guts of Thaumaturg lands. whereas observe involves K'azz, and mercenary corporation the pink protect, of a freelance in Jacuruku. And their employer... none except Ardata herself.
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Blood and Bone (Malazan Empire, Book 5) by Ian C. Esslemont