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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Kellanved's Reach by Ian C. Esslemont, read by John Banks.

The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas. But some powers are alarmed.

And in the meantime, as Purge and Tali indulge in what seems like a their never-ending game of war, a mercenary caught up in the fight between the two states suddenly refuses to play along and causes all sorts of chaos. Simultaneously, a pair of escapees from Castle Gris make their way across this ravaged landscape of flame and butchery. Their intention: to seek out the legendary Crimson Guard. 

And then there's Kellanved, who could not care less about any of this petty politicking or strategy or war. Something other and altogether more mysterious has caught his attention and he - together with a reluctant and decidedly sceptical Dancer - traverse continents and journey through the Realms in pursuit.... 

But this ancient mystery that has so captivated Kellanved is neither esoteric nor ephemeral. No, it is of an altogether darker and more dangerous hue. It involves the Elder races themselves and more specifically - certainly more alarmingly - the semi-mythic and universally dreaded Army of Dust and Bone. 

Surely no one in their right mind would be so foolish as to embark on a journey from which none have returned? Well, no one except Kellanved, that is...

Returning to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, here is the third awesome chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's new epic fantasy sequence.

©2019 Ian C Esslemont (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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love this world

love thw author, and authors of the overall world. eagerly awaiting the next books they write!

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Another great book

I absolutely love the characters and style of this author. The world is amazing as well. Fresh and innovative. The author has moved away from the fast food novel that has the same old formula and brought that engages the reader. thanks to him and his friend Steven for this nice change

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  • 2019-03-10

Rushed and Inconsistent

Feels really rushed, inconsistent with malaz canon. First one in the series was much more thought out but if you're looking for it to be accurate with Eriksson's history of this universe you will be disappointed.

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  • William
  • 2019-02-28

The Malazan Series is AMAZING!!!

so glad to finally have the story about the empires begining. However im very annoyed that the Paths of Ascendancy is only a trilogy, WE NEED MORE MALAZAN BOOKS!..hope they do a crimson guard trilogy about the campaigns on Quon Tali. and the guards desperate ritual to survive the fight against the empire

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