Orb Sceptre Throne

Author(s): Ian C. Esslemont

Science Fiction/Fantasy

The tumult of great powers colliding has passed, leaving the city of Darujhistan and its good citizens to get one with their lives of politicking, bickering, trading and above all enjoying the good things it has to offer. However, this peace is illusory because a treasure hunter, digging amongst the ancient burial grounds that surround the city, is about to uncover a hidden crypt, full of sealed vaults. Armed with magic-deadening otataral, he will open the last vault - the one no other dared touch - and in so doing will set free the most powerful and destructive of the Jaghut tyrant kings... And fortune hunters are also at work far to the south of the Malaz. A fragment of Moon's Spawn, once the home of Aonmander Rake, Son of Darkness, crashed into the Rivan Sea and created a chain of small islands. Legends have already arisen around them, the most potent of which is that here is hidden the Throne of Night - claimed by some to be the seat of Dracoinus, ruler of Eternal Night, and by others to be the throne of Mother Dark herself. Either way, all who seek this ancient artifact - from magic-wielding mages and battle-scarred warriors to a Malazan army deserter called Grift - believe it will bestow unlimited power upon the eventual possessor. The stakes are high, greed is rife, betrayal inevitable and murder and chaos lie in wait...

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An epic new chapter in the history of the Malazan Empire - the new fantasy novel from the co-creator - with Steven Erikson - of this brilliantly imagined fantasy world...

The finest Esslemont novel so far, and a superb Malazan novel in its own right, Orb, Sceptre, Throne is a book long-time Malazan fans will love DRYING-INK.BLOGSPOT

IAN CAMERON ESSLEMONT was born in 1962 in Winnipeg, Canada. He has a degree in Creative Writing, studied and worked as an archaeologist, travelled extensively in South East Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. He now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wife and children and is currently working on his PhD in English Literature. His previous novels, Night of Knives, Return of the Crimson Guard and Stonewielder are all set in the fantasy world of Malaz that he co-created with Steven Erikson.

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  • : 9780553824773
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

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