It's with great reluctance that I admit to be Malazan ignorant. My brother's best friend has been on my case for years trying to get me to read it, with obvious failure. Today we celebrate the release of Blood and Bone of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont published by Tor, with a giveaway of course. Just so I didn't make a total fool out myself, I got my hands on Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson, which is the first novel as I understand it in the world of Malaz. Read the prologue, read the first chapter, and it looks like it'll be an awesome series to get into, which I will definitely be doing as soon as I can.
Blood and Bone is the fifth novel in the Malazan Empire series written by Ian C. Esslemont, but also the fifteenth in the Malazan universe, though I personally don't know how integrated the two series are with one another; something to look into elsewhere. In any case, Blood and Bone is released today in the US, and we'll be having a giveaway here for one copy of any of the Malazan Empire books by Esslemont published by Tor for two winners.
In the western sky the bright emerald banner of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted yet another expedition to tame the neighboring wild jungle. Yet this is no normal wilderness. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit realm and half of the earth. And it is said to be ruled by a powerful entity whom some name the Queen of Witches, and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata.
Saeng grew up knowing only the rule of the magus Thaumaturgs—but it was the voices out of that land's forgotten past that she listened to. And when her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, those voices send her and her brother on a desperate mission.
To the south, the desert tribes are united by the arrival of a foreign warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his men call the Grey Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands. Meanwhile word comes to K'azz, and mercenary company the Crimson Guard, of a contract in Jacuruku. And their employer...none other than Ardata herself.
Ian Esslemont thrills again with another gripping entry into the New York Times bestselling Malazan World in Blood and Bone.http://us.macmillan.com/bloodandbone/IanEsslemont
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Giveaway will be for 1 physical copy for two winners of any of Ian C. Esslemont's Malazan Empire novels which include Night of Knives, Return of the Crimson Guard, Stonewielder, Orb Sceptre Throne, and Blood and Bone provided by Tor.
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