By Steven Erikson
Bled dry via interminable struggle, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the gigantic, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for a few respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the second one Legion, the aftermath of the siege of faded must have been a time to mourn the lifeless. yet Darujhistan, final of the unfastened towns of Genabackis, nonetheless holds out -- and Empress Lasseen's ambition understands no bounds. even if, it kind of feels the empire isn't by myself during this nice online game. Sinister forces assemble because the gods themselves arrange to play their hand... Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a panoramic fulfillment - a unique within which grand layout, a gloomy and complicated mythology, wild and wayward magic and a bunch of putting up with characters mix with exciting, strong storytelling to resounding influence. Acclaimed by means of writers, critics and readers alike, here's the hole bankruptcy in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fable: the extraordinary 'The Malazan e-book of the Fallen'.
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Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1) by Steven Erikson