Cover art and blurb for Ian Cameron Esslemont's DEADHOUSE LANDING


Bantam Press has just unveiled the cover art for Ian Cameron Esslemont's forthcoming Deadhouse Landing, which will be published on August 10th.

Here's the blurb:

After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island.

The chaos in the region extends to the metaphysical planes also as a young priest of D'rek starts to question the rot at the heart of the worship of the god of decay. And back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith - and searching for answers.

During all this, war with the neighbouring island of Nap threatens, recruited allies wonder at Kellanved’s sanity, and powerful entities take more of an interest in the little mage from Dal Hon. Dancer faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when the fellow’s obsession with shadows and ancient artefacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction.

After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter an Elder mystery known to everyone as the 'Deadhouse'?

1 commentaires:

Ben Murray said...

Another one I am really looking forward to.

I really enjoyed 'Dancer's Lament'. Think the pace suited Esslemonts style, it was concise, plenty happened, the characters were an improvement over some of his others (Kyle am looking at you!), and its was good how the familiar characters were completely unfamiliar.

He gets a lot of bashing being compared to Erikson, but I like them.

The art for his book is certainly better than the Kharkanas books have been lately.