House of Chains

House of Chains

Book - 2006 | 1st ed.
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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.
And so begins this awesome new chapter in Steven Erikson's acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen . . .

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2006, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765310040
076531004X
9780765315748
0765315742
Characteristics: 669 p. : maps ; 25 cm.

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aaropender
Nov 30, 2019

This is a good book in a very good series. The novel starts off in a completely new setting for the series with completely new characters; this makes the book feel a little challenging to get into. Ultimately, these early events focus on a new character who turns out to be one of the more compelling in the series so far. As the novel progresses, the read becomes very compelling. The author effectively navigates the threads of many characters and many campaigns, and I stayed interested nearly the entirety of the novel.

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Paradoxical119
Nov 19, 2014

Book 4

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