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Deadhouse Gates Audiobook

Deadhouse Gates: Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha’ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends.....

Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue, and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination, and originality - a new master of epic fantasy.

©2006 Steven Erikson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Give me the evocation of a rich, complex, and yet ultimately unknowable other world, with a compelling suggestion of intricate history and mythology and lore. Give me mystery amid the grand narrative. Give me a world in which every sea hides a crumbled Atlantis, every ruin has a tale to tell, every mattock blade is a silent legacy of struggles unknown. Give me, in other words, the fantasy work of Steven Erikson." (Andrew Leonard, Salon)

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    James 04-25-17
    James 04-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    What disappointed you about Deadhouse Gates?

    I know that this series is loaded with acclaim and a strong following. I gave it 2 books but it never really got its hooks into me. Its not a character driven series and i think that is where i struggled with it. Its a well written book and I would not say that i dont recommend it. It just wasnt for me. Reminded me of Isaac Asimov "Foundation" in the tone and empire-centric story line.


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    Coal Campbell 04-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "If only there were a 10 star rating."

    I'm completely addicted to the series and love how long it is without filler. Favorite series since king killer chronicles by far.

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    Daryl Stites 11-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"

    Loved it. Couldnt stop listening. Drove me crazy at the conclusion, it was very well written.

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    Thomas 11-18-16
    Thomas 11-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, hard to follow "

    I thought the same thing for gardens of the moon, there were many times I had to go back a minute or two to see where the break between points of view was. About 30,70 split between old characters and new, so names and rolls were hard to follow for a few chapters. Over all I found the story more engaging and less wondering that the cost book though.

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    Amazon Customer 11-01-16
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    "Imagination beyond belief!"

    I cannot begin to express the mysterious imagination and creativity that has been put into this novel. I can't wait for the next eight books. the fist pumps from joyous surprises and incredible adventure giving to comedy, to tears etc., is everything one would expect after reading the first novel in this book series by Steven Erikson. it was a great ride. I await the new inventions and mysteries in this unique fantasy. Steven Erikson carved out for himself and I believe will be recognized as one of History's most imaginative and creative authors.

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    Paul Gold 09-17-16
    Paul Gold 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "phenomenal"

    This book out shines it's predecessor in nearly every way. I was brought to tears.

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    Tony 09-03-16
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    "Interesting but ponderous."

    I keep wanting to love this series. The characters are great. But the reader doesn't seem to capture the essence of the various quirks as I would expect. So I came to the end of this novel feeling exhausted and wanting a taste for the excitement that the novel always seems on the cusp of.

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    Seth Ammons San Bernardino County, CA 08-26-16
    Seth Ammons San Bernardino County, CA 08-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "once again, hard to follow"

    I gave the second book a try after not enjoying the first. too quick of transitions and lacking descriptive information. I still don't know what some of the races look like. found out a character has a red beard near the end. we've known this guy since book one.

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    "Awesome story, annoying voice work"

    Narrator is frustratingly inconsistent with his voices. He may give the same character 3 or 4 different accents through the course of one book, let alone throughout the series.

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    Alexandra Izaguirre 06-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A must have!"

    I have fallen in live with this series of book. Thus far the characters are really well developed and have really great stories to them. lots of magic and excitement waits.

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