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Deadhouse Landing

A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
5 out of 5 stars (342 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Return to the turbulent history of what would become the Malazan Empire....

After the disappointments in 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 their home. However, Kellanved is soon distracted by a strange and dangerous ancient structure. 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, the neighboring island of Nap threatens war and allies are beginning to wonder about Kellanved's sanity. Dancer now faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when his friend's obsession with shadows and ancient artifacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction. After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter the Deadhouse?

©2017 Ian C. Esslemont (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Good Prequel

Enjoyed this prequel. still a few unanswered questions and few new ones, but still enjoyed it.

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Great book, great narration

This is another great entry in the Malazan series. The narration is superb, and really fills in questions from early in the Malazan series. A must read /listen for fans!

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Not crazy about the narrator

probably because I've listed to the entire Book of the Fallen. The names of ppl, places & things are sometimes quite different in this series, so it threw me off a bit. Naturally, the characters' voices that appear in both series are quite different also. Likely that can't be helped, but I wish things that could be consistent were.

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Enjoyable

Love the narrator so much better then Michael Page. The sort was good I enjoyed it more then the Karkansas books.

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AWESOME!

Another awesome tale in the Malazan universe! Great writing and narration. Can't wait for the 3rd book in this trilogy.

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Great prequel. Can't wait for the final book.

My only complaint is that it was too short. The story fills a lot of holes and answers alot of questions I had about Kelenved and Dancer.

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entertaining backstory to the series

john banks does an amazing job bringing all the characters to life and i love getting to glimpse into the pasts of some the series main characters

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Best of malazan

This prequel series is the best of the malazan book of the fallen universe, if you are trying to introduce someone to the series this is a great place to start.

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great malazan 'origin story' featuring Dancer & Wu

The ending came too quick! Get to know the origins of Surly (Lassine), Dancer (Cotillion), and Wu/Kelandved (shadow throne)

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Another Gem

Fantastic to anyone addicted to the world of Malaz! Great to see the early days of the making of an empire.