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Gardens of the Moon

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Book One - Pale
Chapters 1-4
Book Two - Darujhistan
Chapters 5-7
Book Three - The Mission
Chapters 8-10
Book Four - Assassins
Chapters 11-13
Book Five - The Gadrobi Hills
Chapters 14-16
Book Six - The City of Blue Fire
Chapters 17-19
Book Seven - The Fête
Chapters 20-24
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Copyright © 1999 by Steven Erikson
This novel is dedicated to
I. C. Esslemont.
worlds to conquer, worlds to share.
The stains of rust seemed to map blood seas on the black, pocked surface of Mock's Vane.
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Then he returned his attention to the west, and wondered what it would be like, no longer anonymous to the world.
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The captain reached up and unstrapped his helm.  He lifted it slowly from his head, then set it down on his saddle horn.  "Adjunct..."

"I am named Lorn," the woman said softly.

"One hundred and seventy-five men and women.  Two hundred and ten horses.  The Nineteenth Regiment of the Itko Kanese Eighth Cavalry."  The captain's throat tightened briefly.  He looked at Lorn.  "Dead."  His horse shied under him as it caught an updraft.  He closed savagely on the reins and the animal stilled, nostrils wide and ears back, muscles trembling under him.  The Adjunct's stallion made no move.  "All had their weapons bared.  All fought whatever enemy attacked them.  But the dead are all ours."


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Ralph Lister  - Narration

Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire in this first book in a major epic fantasy series

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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©1999 by Steven Erikson. ℗2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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