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New Malazan Novel: Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont posted 22 Jun 2005, 17:06 by Alric, Auditor

So, have any of you been lucky enough to pick this book up yet? I finished reading it over the weekend, and I have to say that I was quite happy in my decision to shell out some money for it. As some of you know, Ian Cameron Esslemont is a friend of Erikson and is the co-creater of the Malazan world, along with some characters and story plotting. Years ago, Steve and Ian split up the world and the history. Steve got his 10 book arc and is writing a few novellas. Ian has 5 books planned. From the intro to the book written by Steve, he says that we should all know now why he hasn't written anything focused on the Crimson Guard. So, you can call me excited. The novella, or short novel really, weighs in at 284 pages, and covers about 12 hours of the day that Kellenved and Dancer are assassinated in Malaz City, the night Surly takes the imperial throne as Laseen... and a night where all hell breaks loose. The events take place several months after the very beginning of GotM, Paran's meeting Whiskeyjack atop Mock's Hold. The book is a quite and entertaining read, filled with action, interesting character, some insights and that truly great Malazan feel, which is an accomplishment since we're talking about a different author here. For a full review, click the link to my review at wotmania.com... [url:23kvh2zm]http://www.wotmania.com/fantasymessageboardshowmessage.asp?MessageID=130573[/url:23kvh2zm] view post

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