Malazan Book of the Fallen

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Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of The Fallen 1 - Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand.

Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

©1999 Steven Erikson (P)2013 Random House AudioGo
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  • Book 1

    • Gardens of the Moon: Malazan Book of The Fallen 1 - Volume 1

    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't buy this version

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-18

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    • Gardens of the Moon

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 26 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,619
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,056
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,058

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't get it

    • By Lynette Hyer on 01-26-16

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  • 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 3,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349

    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

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    • Deadhouse Gates

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 2
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 34 hrs and 4 mins
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    Weakened by events in Darujhistan, the Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of anarchy. In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik gathers an army around her in preparation for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, it will embroil in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known: a maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust that will shape destinies and give birth to legends.... 

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  • Book 3

    • Memories of Ice

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 43 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really deep world and deeper mysteries.

    • By Jacob on 05-11-13

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    • Memories of Ice

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 3
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a fanatical tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the Word of its elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm's Host and the Bridgeburners, each now outlawed by the Empress­ alongside their enemies of old, including the grim forces of Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, and his Tiste Andii, and the Rhivi people of the Plains. 

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  • Book 4

    • House of Chains

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 4
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    In Northern Genabackis, before the events recounted in Gardens of the Moon, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descend from the mountains into the flat lands. For one among them, Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove an extraordinary destiny. Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Coltaine is dead. And now the untried new Adjunct, Tavore, must urgently raise an army able to withstand the forces of the Sha'ik's Whirlwind that are massing in Raraku, the few remaining veterans from Coltaine's march her only hope....

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    • House of Chains

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

    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

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  • Book 5

    • Midnight Tides

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 5
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 31 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • IT GETS EASIER.

    • By Rylan on 02-11-16

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    • Midnight Tides

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 5
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
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    After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But peace 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 has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious, cold-blooded hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. For Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance - from kingdom and lost colony of the First Empire to Empire reborn. 

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  • Book 6

    • The Bonehunters

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 6
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 42 hrs
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    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 Malaz 14th 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. 

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    • The Bonehunters

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 6
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 42 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,715
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,718

    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
    • Still miss Ralph Lister

    • By Jonathan Schaake on 10-23-15

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  • Book 7

    • Reaper's Gale

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 7
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 56 mins
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    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 its own people. The Errant, once a farseeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. Conspiracies seethe throughout the palace, as the empire - driven by the corrupt and self-interested - edges ever closer to all-out war with the neighbouring kingdoms. And the great Edur fleet - its warriors selected from countless peoples - draws ever closer. Amongst them are Karsa Orlong and Icarium Lifestealer - each destined to cross blades with the Emperor himself. That yet more blood is to be spilled is inevitable....

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    • Reaper's Gale

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 7
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,653

    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

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  • Book 8

    • Toll the Hounds

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 8
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 44 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

    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 Richard Watts on 06-22-15

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    • Toll the Hounds

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 8
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
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    It is summer, and the heat is oppressive, yet the discomfiture of the small rotund man in the faded red waistcoat is not entirely due to the sun. Dire portents plague his nights and haunt the city's streets like fiends of shadow. Assassins skulk in alleyways, but it seems the hunters have become the hunted. Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus. Strangers have arrived, and while the bards sing their tragic tales, somewhere in the distance can be heard the baying of hounds. All is palpably not well.

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  • Book 9

    • Dust of Dreams

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 9
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    On the Letherii continent the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. 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.

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    • Dust of Dreams

    • Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 9
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275

    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

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  • 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 1,517
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408

    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

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    • The Crippled God

    • The Malazan Book of the Fallen 10
    • By: Steven Erikson
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    The Bonehunters are marching to Kolanse, and to an unknown fate. Tormented and exhausted, they are an army on the brink of mutiny. But Adjunct Tavore will not relent. If she can hold her forces together, if the fragile alliances she has forged can survive and if it is within her power, one final act remains. For Tavore Paran means to challenge the gods. Ranged against Tavore and her allies are formidable foes. The Fokrul Assail are drawing upon a terrible power; their desire is to cleanse the world - to eradicate every civilisation, to annihilate every human - in order to begin anew. 

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