|MIDNIGHT TIDES: A TALE OF THE MALAZAN Steven Erikson 1st US HC fine SIGNED OOP|
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|Midnight Tides 5 by Steven Erikson (2007, Hardcover) : Steven Erikson (2007)|
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|After decades of internecine warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the Warlock King of the Hiroth. There is peace--but it has been exacted at a terrible price: a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst, deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether, eager to fulfill its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslved all its less-civilized neighbors with rapacious hunger. All, that is, save one--the Tiste Edur. And it must be only a matter of time before they too fall--either beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword. Or so destiny has decreed. Yet as the two sides gather for a pivotal treaty neither truly wants, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle--a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for revenge at its seething heart.|
|Number Of Pages||624 pages|
|Series||Malazan Book of the Fallen Ser.|
|Publisher||Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom|
|Series Volume Number||5|
|"The series has clearly established itself as a the most significant work of epic fantasy since Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant."--SF Site "Extraordinarily enjoyable . . . Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics."--Salon.com|
Average review score based on 1 user reviews
Erikson has done it once again, taking back in time to learn about the life of one of the characters introduced in a previous book (Trull Sengar).
Much like the story of Theloman Toblakai in "House of Chains", we are given a detailed look into the earlier life of a character introduced to the readers in a previous book. As with book 4, "Tides" allows us to see how a previously middling character became intertwined with the grand schemes of the "Crippled God".
This book was an enjoyable read that left me wanting more just like the previous four books. I highly recommend the "Malazan" series to anyone who likes well written, character driven fantasy. I have little doubt that "The Malazan Book of the Fallen" will go one day be considered one of the all time greats of literary fantasy. Also, I expect that this series will turn out to be ten to fifteen books long, which is a plus in my book!