Midnight Tides (2004)

Midnight Tides (2004)

Bantam Press (UK)

Midnight Tides (2004)

Bantam Press (UK)

After decades of warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the rule of the Warlock King. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price—a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly.

To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious hunger. All save one—the Tiste Edur. But Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance—from kingdom and lost colony to Empire reborn—and has fixed its gaze on the rich lands of the Tiste Edur. It seems inevitable that the tribes will surrender, either to the suffocating weight of gold, or to slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so Destiny has decreed.

A pivotal treaty between the two sides nears—but unknown ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of an altogether more profound, primal battle—a confrontation with the still-raw wound of betrayal and the craving for vengeance at its heart. War and confrontation, magic and myth collide in this, the stunning fifth chapter in Steven Erikson’s magnificent ‘Malazan Book of the Fallen’ sequence, hailed as an epic of the imagination and a fantasy classic in the making.

 

Each new novel moves from strength to strength…this series has already established itself as the most significant work of epic fantasy since Stephen R. Donaldson’s ‘Chronicles of Thomas Covenant’.

—SF SITE

Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics…his books are fantasy for grown-ups, but his war-torn world of constant upheavals reminds one an awful lot of our own

—SALON.COM

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

—STEPHEN R. DONALDSON

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

 


Bantam Press (UK)  •  London (2004)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-593-04627-7

Bantam Press (UK)  •  London (2004)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-593-04628-5

Corgi Books/Transworld (UK)  •  London (2005)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-553-81314-5
 

 

Midnight Tides (2004)

Tor Books

Midnight Tides (2004)

Tor Books

After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth, There is peace–but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly.

To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslaved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one–the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall–either beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so destiny has decreed.

Yet as the two sides gather for a pivotal treaty neither truly wants, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle–a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for revenge at its seething heart.

 

The series has clearly established itself as the most significant work of epic fantasy since Stephen R. Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant.

—SF SITE

Extraordinarily enjoyable . . . Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics.

—SALON.COM
 


Tor Books  •  New York (2007)  •  hard cover  •  ISBN: 0-765-31005-8

Tor Books  •  New York (2007)  •  trade paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-31651-X

Tor Books  •  New York (2007)  •  paperback  •  ISBN: 0-765-34882-9