Cover blurb for Steven Erikson's THE FORGE OF DARKNESS

Can't wait! ;-)

Here's the blurb:

Enter the New York Times bestselling Malazan universe... at a time that sets the stage for all the tales already told.

Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut Gardens of the Moon. Now Erikson returns with a trilogy that takes place before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. The Forge of Darkness takes readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness, and tells an epic tale of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in the fall of the Malazan Empire.

It’s a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power… and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners’ great hero, Vatha Urusander, longs for ascendency and Mother Dark’s hand in marriage, but she has taken another Consort, Lord Draconus, from the faraway Dracon Hold. The idea of this union sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Adarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold.

Steven Erikson brings to life this ancient and important tale set in the world he introduced in the Malazan Book of the Fallen in a way that should appeal to fans of George R. R. Martin

6 commentaires:

Unknown said...

Now this is the probably the single greatest story thread left lingering in the entire Malazan series - very exciting, and I love that it's a trilogy, which means we know when and where to expect and end.

Brett said...

Wait, isn't the Warren of Darkness . . . dark? How does anything really live there?

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait for this! It's going to be epic in the extreme.

Anonymous said...

Should appeal to fans of GRRM - not just by the style, quality and imaginary excellence, but also by the fact that it is actually finished, and is a follow-up to a finished series. The latter two being things GRRm fans LONG for! The world of the Malazan Empire rocks! - it is a completed saga, and yet ever expanding, with so many untold tales still to emerge

Chris said...

I'm a really big fan of Erikson's, but I won't lie, I'm not exactly brimming with excitment for this, if only because we technically know how the story ends.

Obviously there are things we don't know, but this trilogy just seems kind of unnecesary to me.

Oh, and I'm glad they had to put the "will appeal to fans of GRRM" as if Erikson couldn't stand on his own merits.

Gaarheid said...

Why the GRRM remark ?
Erikson has proven himself enough to not need this cheap lift.