Gardens of the Moon: Book One of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.
However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand...
Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice.
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Review: Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #1)User Review - Josh - Goodreads
I can't do it anymore. I give. Uncle. If this author was a painter... he would focus on one aspect. A nose, say. Then perfect it, and perfect it more, and paint it harder. Then make it even nicer than ... Read full review
Review: Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #1)User Review - Steve - Goodreads
Alright. I have had this book on my radar to read for years. For an obvious reason I'm sure you can tell. I have had several people say "Hey Dude! I saw this author with your name!" or "Dude! You ... Read full review