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Orb Sceptre Throne

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Book Summary of Orb Sceptre Throne

The tumult of great powers colliding has passed and the city of Darujhistan and its citizens can at last get on with what matters: trading, bickering, politicking and enjoying all the good things in life. However, not all are ready to leave the past behind. A treasure hunter, digging amongst the burial grounds that surround the city, is about to uncover a hidden crypt. He will open the last of a series of sealed vaults - the one that no other dared touch - and, in so doing, set free something so terrifying that the knowledge of its internment may have been systematically wiped from all history.

 

Fortune hunters are also at work far to the south. When a fragment of Moon's Spawn, once the home of Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, crashed into the Rivan Sea it created a chain of small islands. Legends and rumours already surround them. The most potent of these is that here is hidden the Throne of Night, claimed by some to be the seat of Mother Dark herself. Either way, all who seek this ancient artefact - renegade mages, hardened mercenaries, even a Malazan army deserter - 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...

 

Epic and exciting, Ian Esslemont's new novel is an enthralling new chapter in the thrillingly imagined world of Malaz.



About the Author

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 his great friend Steven Erikson.

Details of Book: Orb Sceptre Throne (BSID:124238)

Book Orb Sceptre Throne
Author Ian C. Esslemont
ISBN 0553824767
ISBN-13 9780553824766, 978-0553824766
Binding Paperback
Publisher Transworld
Publishing Date 20121011
Number of Pages 816
Language English

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Kevin June 15, 2012 review from Goodreads

This is a terrific addition to the Malazan series. It's action packed, full of information fans have been waiting for for years, and Kruppe!In this book more than any of his previous ones, Esslemont is writing directly on the heels of Erikson. This is, essentially, a sequel to Erikson's Toll the...

Ranting March 02, 2013 review from Goodreads

http://www.rantingdragon.com/review-o...Orb Sceptre Throne is the fourth novel by Canadian archaeologist and writer Ian C. Esslemont. It is set in the world of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, a setting co-created by Esslemont and fellow Canadian Steven Erikson as a backdrop for role-playing games...

Onefinemess January 29, 2013 review from Goodreads

This series is a strange thing in the first place: written in a universe laid out by a much better writer. However... it gets a little stranger - Mr. Esslemont is at least partially (?) responsible for the creation of said universe (a PnP RPG campaign universe), so it's all good. Yes?Except, you...

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