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Dancer's Lament Audiobook

Dancer's Lament: Path to Ascendancy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Esslemont's all-new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire. Dancer's Lament focuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would found the Malazan empire.

©2016 Ian C. Esslemont (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Telorast KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 06-06-16
    Telorast KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    Ian Esselmont has hit his stride both as a writer and a story teller. Dancer's Lament begins a rich development of Malazan history without coming across as a prequel. The relationships of the characters are unexpected and complex. The book stands on it's own without suggesting that the characters have a future in an epic series, so I believe it would be a great choice for someone who has never heard of Malazan Book of the Fallen. For those who have read and reread MBotF, what can I say... It's sweet.

    The reader, John Banks, is just right. Great voices with just the right emphasis in the right places. My only complaint is the voice of Koroll. I found it difficult to listen to when he talked very long, which fortunately was not very often. Otherwise, excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten P Camp 06-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Start"

    I enjoyed this book. It really kept me interested. The story wasn't too long and still you get enough depth of the characters and what is going on. Can't wait for the next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of action and really funny!"

    It answers a hundred questions from the book of the fallen story, it poses a thousand new ones. From start to finish it was hard to put down.

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    david a. pollard 06-05-16
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    "I love these stories!"

    The worlds created by Ian C. Esslemont and Steven Erickson are beyond amazing! Every one of them have been intriguing, entertaining, captivating, and down right awe inspiring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rune 09-25-16
    Rune 09-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Finally!"

    I have been wanting just such a series for many years now! Seeing what came before the main books!

    I gasped aloud more than once with excitement :-)

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    Brian 09-07-16
    Brian 09-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "another excellent Malazan book"

    Narrator was good, loved the story I always loved the Dancer character and this fills in his story looking forward to more

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    Russ 08-25-16
    Russ 08-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't wait for Book #2"

    Excellent book. Looking forward to the second installment. This book is a must read/listen.

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    qcp 08-17-16
    qcp 08-17-16
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    "Great story, bad narrator"

    I really enjoyed this book, but the narrator made me cringe. Either they didn't explain to him how to pronounce many names from the Malazan world correctly or he just made it up as he went along. He's also a bit overly dramatic in places.

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    dan 08-11-16
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    "simple, nice"

    After just finishing Fall of Light this was nice. Didn't have to think so hard and was as enjoyable as any.

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    Aran 07-28-16
    Aran 07-28-16 Member Since 2007
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    "It ended way to soon
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    I can't wait for the next book. absolutely loved it. anything Malazan, anytime. Keep up the awesome writing

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