House of Chains (2002)

House of Chains (2002)

Bantam Press (UK)

House of Chains (2002)

Bantam Press (UK)

In Northern Genabackis, just before the events recounted in GARDENS OF THE MOON, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flat lands. Their intention is to wreak havoc among the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove an extraordinary destiny.

Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Coltaine, revered commander of the Malazan 7th Army is dead. And now Tavore, elder sister of Ganoes Paran and Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of the Seven Cities to take charge. Untested and new to command, she must hone a small army of twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits, into a viable fighting force and lead them into battle against the massed hordes of Sha’ik’s Whirlwind. Her only hope lies in resurrecting the shattered faith of the few remaining survivors from Coltaine’s legendary march, veterans one and all.

In distant Raraku, in the heart of the Holy Desert, the seer Sha’ik waits with her rebel army. But waiting is never easy. Her disparate collection of warlords—tribal chiefs, High Mages, a renegade Malazan Fist and his sorceror—is locked in a vicious power struggle that threatens to tear the rebellion apart from within. And Sha’ik herself suffers, haunted by the private knowledge of her nemesis, Tavore…her own sister.

 

Easily the best fantasy series to appear in the past decade.

—SF SITE

This is true myth in the making, a drawing upon fantasy to to recreate histories and legends as rich as any found within our culture.

—INTERZONE

Combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world with fully realized characters and thrilling action.

—MICHAEL A. STACKPOLE

The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more.

—STEPHEN R. DONALDSON

 


Bantam (UK)  •  London (2002)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-593-04625-0

Bantam (UK)  •  London (2002)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-593-04626-9

Bantam (UK)  •  London (2003)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-553-81313-7
 

 

House of Chains (2002)

Tor Books

House of Chains (2002)

Tor Books

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. New to command, she must hone twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits but for a handful of veterans of Coltaine’s legendary march, into a force capable of challenging the massed hordes of Sha’ik’s Whirlwind who lie in wait in the heart of the Holy Desert.

But waiting is never easy. The seer’s warlords are locked into a power struggle that threatens the very soul of the rebellion, while Sha’ik herself suffers, haunted by the knowledge of her nemesis: her own sister, Tavore.

 

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

Unusual among fantasy writers, Erikson suceeds in making readers empathize equally with all sides involved in his world’s vast, century-spanning conflict.

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga.

—LIBRARY JOURNAL

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
 


Tor Books  •  New York (2006)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-765-31004-X

Tor Books  •  New York (2006)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-31574-2

Tor Books  •  New York (2007)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-34881-0

House of Chains (2002)

Bantam Press (UK)

House of Chains (2002)

Bantam Press (UK)

In Northern Genabackis, just before the events recounted in GARDENS OF THE MOON, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flat lands. Their intention is to wreak havoc among the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove an extraordinary destiny.

Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Coltaine, revered commander of the Malazan 7th Army is dead. And now Tavore, elder sister of Ganoes Paran and Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of the Seven Cities to take charge. Untested and new to command, she must hone a small army of twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits, into a viable fighting force and lead them into battle against the massed hordes of Sha’ik’s Whirlwind. Her only hope lies in resurrecting the shattered faith of the few remaining survivors from Coltaine’s legendary march, veterans one and all.

In distant Raraku, in the heart of the Holy Desert, the seer Sha’ik waits with her rebel army. But waiting is never easy. Her disparate collection of warlords—tribal chiefs, High Mages, a renegade Malazan Fist and his sorceror—is locked in a vicious power struggle that threatens to tear the rebellion apart from within. And Sha’ik herself suffers, haunted by the private knowledge of her nemesis, Tavore…her own sister.

 

Easily the best fantasy series to appear in the past decade.

—SF SITE

This is true myth in the making, a drawing upon fantasy to to recreate histories and legends as rich as any found within our culture.

—INTERZONE

Combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world with fully realized characters and thrilling action.

—MICHAEL A. STACKPOLE

The kind of epic narrative that will have you scrambling for more.

—STEPHEN R. DONALDSON

 


Bantam (UK)  •  London (2002)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-593-04625-0

Bantam (UK)  •  London (2002)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-593-04626-9

Bantam (UK)  •  London (2003)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-553-81313-7
 

 

House of Chains (2002)

Tor Books

House of Chains (2002)

Tor Books

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. New to command, she must hone twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits but for a handful of veterans of Coltaine’s legendary march, into a force capable of challenging the massed hordes of Sha’ik’s Whirlwind who lie in wait in the heart of the Holy Desert.

But waiting is never easy. The seer’s warlords are locked into a power struggle that threatens the very soul of the rebellion, while Sha’ik herself suffers, haunted by the knowledge of her nemesis: her own sister, Tavore.

 

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

Unusual among fantasy writers, Erikson suceeds in making readers empathize equally with all sides involved in his world’s vast, century-spanning conflict.

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

A multilayered tale of magic and war, loyalty and betrayal. Complexly drawn characters occupy a richly detailed world in this panoramic saga.

—LIBRARY JOURNAL

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
 


Tor Books  •  New York (2006)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-765-31004-X

Tor Books  •  New York (2006)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-31574-2

Tor Books  •  New York (2007)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-34881-0