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Night of Knives

A Novel of the Malazan Empire, Book 1
Written by: Ian C Esslemont
Narrated by: John Banks
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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It gave the Empire its name, but the tiny island and city of Malaz is now a sleepy, seedy back-water port. However this night things are a little different. This night its residents are bustling about, barring doors and shuttering windows. Because this night a once-in-a-generation Shadow Moon is due and threatens the good citizens of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker, beings....

And it was also prophesied that on this night the Emperor Kellanved, missing for all these years, will return. As factions within the greater Empire battle over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more alien and ancient presence for an all-out assault upon the island. Indeed the cataclysmic events that happen this night will determine the fate of the Malaz and of the entire world beyond.

©2016 Ian C Esslemont (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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A very good story of the Malazan world

Esselmont's style is more narrative than Steven Erickson's. Both indeed compliment the other. I kind of prefer Erickson's more sweeping style but Esselmont's works very well. Great story, reader is excellent

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  • 2018-11-14

A great baseline

The pace is good with a gentle character reveal curve. One can tell the links with Deadhouse Gates.