The Seven Cities Rebellion is over, Shaik is dead, but a last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of YGhatan under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy - for it was here that the Empires greatest champion Dassem Ultor was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled... But agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves. The Crippled God has been granted a place in the pantheon, a schism threatens, sides must be chosen but whatever each god decides, the rules have changed - and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world: a world in which a host of characters, familiar and new, search for a fate that they might fashion by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone. But gods are disinclined to be kind. There shall be war, war in the heavens. And the prize? Nothing less than existence itself
About The Author
Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson is a graduate of the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop. His first fantasy novel, the critically acclaimed Gardens of the Moon , marked the opening chapter in his epic sequence, The Malazan Book of the Fallen , and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award. It is published by Bantam, as are the acclaimed subsequent volumes, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains and Midnight Tides . The thrilling sixth instalment in this remarkable story, The Bonehunters , is now available from Bantam Press. Steven Erikson lives in Canada.