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Book Information: House of Chains

House of Chains (2002) [Novel]
by Steven Erikson Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, a
Part: 4

Summary (From the publisher):

In Northern Genabackis, just before the events recounted in Gardens of the Moon, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc among the despised lowlanders, but for the one named 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, revered commander of the Malaz 7th Army, is dead. And now Tavore, eldest sister to Ganoes Paran and Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. Untested and new to command, she must hone a small army of twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits, into a viable fighting force and lead them into battle against the massed hordes of ShaŽik's Whirlwind. Her only hope lies in resurrecting the shattered faith of the few remaining survivors from Coltaine's legendary march, now veterans one and all.

In distant Raraku, in the heart of the Holy Desert, the seer ShaŽik waits with her rebel army. But waiting is never easy. Her disparate collection of warlords - tribal chiefs, High Mages, a renegade Malazan Fist and his sorcerer - is locked in a vicious power struggle that threatens to tear the rebellion apart from within. And ShaŽik herself suffers, haunted by the private knowledge of her nemesis, Tavore ... her own sister.

So begins this awesome new chapter in Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen - an epic novel of war, intrigue, magic and betrayal from a writer regarded as one of the most original, imaginative and exciting storytellers in fantasy today.

Original title: House of Chains
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasySecondary WorldsEpic

Edition #1: House of Chains

House of Chains (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Like the archaeologist that he is, Erikson continues to delve into the history and ruins of the Malazan Empire, in the process revealing unforeseen riches and annals that defy expectation .. . this is true myth in the making, a drawing upon fantasy to recreate histories and legends as rich as any found within our culture. " Interzone
  • "Truly epic in scope, Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better." SF site
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House of Chains (March 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765348814
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.4 x 1.9 in
Pages: 1036

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House of Chains (August 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765315748
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 x 2.0 in
Pages: 669

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House of Chains (August 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780765310040
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.3 x 2.2 in
Pages: 669

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House of Chains (September 1, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553813137
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.7
Pages: 1035

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House of Chains (December 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0593046269
Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2 x 1.8
Pages: 762

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House of Chains (December 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0593046250
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.5 x 2.0 in
Pages: 762

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