The author of 'arguably the best fantasy series of all time' (SFSite) - 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' - makes his long-awaited return to the Malazan Empire with a thrilling opening chapter in an epic new trilogy - and with him returns an unmatched warrior, a colossus of a character and a firm fan-favourite...
Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson is the author of the landmark, multi-volume epic fantasy, 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen', which has been hailed 'a masterwork of the imagination'. The first novel in this astonishing ten-book series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. He has also written a number of novellas set in the same world. Forge of Darkness begins the Kharkanas Trilogy - a series which takes readers back to the origins of the Malazan world - and Fall of Light continues this epic tale. A lifelong science fiction reader, he has also written fiction affectionately parodying a long-running SF TV series and, most recently, a novel of first contact, Rejoice! Steven Erikson lives in Victoria, Canada.
Awe-inspiring. Prepare to fall in love with epic fantasy all over
again. -- ANNA SMITH SPARK, author of The Court of Broken
As good as I expected it to be . . . Erikson continues to showcase his talents as an impressive wordsmith . . . mesmerising and memorable. Add to this intense battles, witty banter, advanced warfare, new curses, new gods, and escapades with warrens and this world's supernatural and you'll see why I had such a good time. * GRIMDARK magazine *
Erikson burnishes his reputation as a superior epic fantasy world-builder in this trilogy debut, a spin-off of his Malazan Book of the Fallen series . . . a treat both for Erikson's returning readers and lovers of George R.R. Martin-style epic fantasy who have yet to discover his work. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review *