Malazan Book of the Fallen

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21,785 ratings

Gardens of the Moon Publisher's Summary

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.

However, the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand....

Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order - an enthralling adventure by an outstanding voice.

©1999 Steven Erikson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Gardens of the Moon

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 26 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,192

    The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dreaded Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An engrossing yet demanding high epic

    • By Adnan on 11-20-12

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Deadhouse Gates

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 34 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,807
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816

    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.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Thirsty Book

    • By Benjamin on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Memories of Ice

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 43 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,358
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,368

    The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm’s army and Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old - the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T’lan Imass have risen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Great Fantasy Epics.

    • By Joshua on 07-24-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 4

    • House of Chains

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799

    In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ralph Lister is missed

    • By Hal on 12-28-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 5

    • Midnight Tides

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 5
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554

    After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace - but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst, deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Erikson does it again...

    • By Joshua on 03-28-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 6

    • The Bonehunters

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 42 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,426

    The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha’ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y’Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malazan Fourteenth Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire’s greatest champion, Dassem Ultor, was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death. But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Epic Installment!

    • By Joshua on 08-02-14

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 7

    • Reaper's Gale

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 7
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,355

    All is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants and agents of his Machiavellian chancellor, while the Letherii secret police conduct a campaign of terror against their own people. The Errant, once a far-seeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. Conspiracies seethe throughout the palace as the empire edges closer to all-out war with the neighboring kingdoms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series just keeps getting better!!

    • By Patrick on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 8

    • Toll the Hounds

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 8
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 44 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,218

    In Darujhistan, the city of blue blue fire, it is said that Love and Death shall arrive dancing. It is summer, and the heat is oppressive, but for the small, rotund man in the faded red waistcoat discomfiture is not just because of the sun. All is not well. Dire portents plague his nights and haunt the city streets like fiends of shadow. Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned, and the hunters become the hunted. Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but my least favorite of the series

    • By Rich on 06-22-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 9

    • Dust of Dreams

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 9
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

    The fate awaiting the Bonehunters is one no soldier can prepare for, and one no mortal soul can withstand - the foe is uncertainty and the only weapon worth wielding is stubborn courage. In war everyone loses, and this brutal truth can be found in the eyes of every soldier in every world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning this is book 9 not 8!

    • By Jesse on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 10

    • The Crippled God

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 10
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 45 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

    Savaged by the K'Chain Nah'Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. A woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confidence, Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods - if her own troops don't kill her first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Damon on 08-05-15

    Regular price: $20.99