|Memories of Ice (2001) [Novel]|
by Steven Erikson
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Series: Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, a
(From the publisher):
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 who fail to heed the word of it's elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer. In it's path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm's Host and Whiskeyjack's veteran Bridgeburners - both now outlawed by the Empress - alonside 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. Outnumbered by the Seer's army of zealots and struggling to put aside their differences, it is vital they get word to potential allies, including an unknown mercenary brotherhood, the Grey Swords, who have been contracted to defend the city of Capustan against the fanatic hordes.
But more ancient clans too are gathering. In answer to some primal summons the massed ranks of the undead Tīlan Imass have risen. For it would appear something altogether darker and more malign threatens the very substance of this world. The Warrens are poisoned, and rumours abound of the Crippled God, now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge...
Marking the return of many key characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players, Memories of Ice is the momentous new chapter in Steven Erikson's magnificent epic fantasy and a triumph of storytelling.
Original title: Memories of Ice
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds→ Epic