Amazon's blurb for Steven Erikson's DUST OF DREAMS

Amazon.co.uk just posted their "unofficial" blurb for Steven Erikson's forthcoming Dust of Dreams (Canada, Europe).
Here it is:

On the Letherii continent the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is one no soldier can prepare for, and one no mortal soul can withstand - the foe is uncertainty and the only weapon worth wielding is stubborn courage. In war everyone loses, and this brutal truth can be found in the eyes of every soldier in every world. Destinies are never simple. Truths are neither clear nor sharp. "The Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen" are drawing to a close in a distant place, beneath indifferent skies, as the last great army of the Malazan Empire seeks a final battle in the name of redemption. Final questions remain to be answered: can one's deeds be heroic when no one is there to see it? Can that which is unwitnessed forever change the world? The answers await the Bonehunters, beyond the Wastelands.

Can't wait!

8 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

dear god i cannot wait to read this book!

Jeff said...

The themes of Erikson's books are just so amazing. I pretty much crapped myself just reading this... yet it's totally full of desperation and pathos. Good stuff!

thornofcamorr said...

Sounds like its gonna be a lot of buildup with less action. Crap I still gotta read Toll too.

ShadowofGod said...

Reminder: In that interview he gave in Seattle he said dust of dreams is going to be the prefix to the climax, which is going to be 'The Crippled God', and that this may piss some people off. Just remember that it'll all be made clear in the end.

Anonymous said...

I also have just crapped myself.

I wouldn't worry about it being a prelude to the crippled god since last report had him turning in the manuscript after touching up some 'massive battle scenes' at the end, expect a Toll the Hounds pace with the mother of all Convergences at the end!

The Witchfinder said...

I have also just crapped, though there was a toiled involved.

I feel that Erikson's build-ups surpasses his mandatory "convergences" towards the endings of his novels. His character interactions, musings, descriptions, etc, are all top class, whereas the so-called climaxes always end up being convoluted, forced and rushed, and really serve little purpose beyond feeding the "who's the baddest ass"-threads on his message boards.

whitedow said...

Can't wait for this book! After reading the prologue and now this!
Definitely the most awaited book of 2009 for me. :D