Dust of Dreams: Book Nine of The Malazan Book of the Fallen

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Macmillan, Jan 19, 2010 - Fiction - 816 pages
14 Reviews

In war everyone loses. This brutal truth can be seen in the eyes of every soldier in every world...

In Letherii, the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen.

And in these same Wastelands, others gather to confront their destinies. The warlike Barghast, thwarted in their vengeance against the Tiste Edur, seek new enemies beyond the border and Onos Toolan, once immortal T'lan Imass now mortal commander of the White Face clan, faces insurrection. To the south, the Perish Grey Helms parlay passage through the treacherous kingdom of Bolkando. Their intention is to rendezvous with the Bonehunters but their vow of allegiance to the Malazans will be sorely tested. And ancient enclaves of an Elder Race are in search of salvation--not among their own kind, but among humans--as an old enemy draws ever closer to the last surviving bastion of the K'Chain Che'Malle.

So this last great army of the Malazan Empire is resolved to make one final defiant, heroic stand in the name of redemption. But can deeds be heroic when there is no one to witness them? And can that which is not witnessed forever change the world? Destines are rarely simple, truths never clear but one certainty is that time is on no one's side. For the Deck of Dragons has been read, unleashing a dread power that none can comprehend...

In a faraway land and beneath indifferent skies, the final chapter of 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' has begun...

 

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Review: Dust of Dreams (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #9)

User Review  - Valery Tzvetanov - Goodreads

The beginning of the end. This is only the first half of last chapter in Malazan's story and the author himself tells us not to expect the usual epic resolution at the end of the book. Taking this in ... Read full review

Review: Dust of Dreams (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #9)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

That ending.... just epic. JUST. EPIC. People toss around the term 'epic fantasy' but, unless they're referring to Erikson's writing, I don't think they should be using it. Those final two chapters ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
25
THE SEA DOES NOT DREAM OF YOU
49
EATERS OF DIAMONDS AND GEMS
321
ONLY THE DUST WILL DANCE
611
THE PATH FOREVER WALKED
925
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About the author (2010)

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including The Crippled God, Toll the Hounds and Reaper's Gale, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.

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