Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson

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In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends . . .
Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.

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About Steven Erikson

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Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson's debut novel, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. His New York Times bestselling series, 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen, has been hailed as a masterpiece of epic fantasy. He lives in Cornwall. To find out more, visit and
Published February 7, 2006 by Tor Books. 868 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For those who read and enjoyed Gardens of the Moon, Erikson's first novel, you certainly won't want to miss Deadhouse Gates.

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By far the better of Erikson's earlier 'Gardens of the Moon,''Deadhouse Gates' marks book 2 of the 10 serie read making Steven Erikson's 'Malazan Book of the Fallen' a series to die for.If you're sick of Evil vs.

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Fantasy Literature

The only words that I can think of to sum up Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series are “Wow.” and “What the heck is going on here?!?” (I would have used stronger language, but this is a family website).

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The sophomore effect is a well-recognized result of telling a large story in serialized segments.

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