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Forge of Darkness

Book One of the Kharkanas Trilogy (A Novel of the Malazan Empire)

by (author) Steven Erikson

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Epic
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765363411
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780765323569
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
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    $.01
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781469230481
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
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    $36.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781469230450
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $118.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781501209925
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
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  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780857501356
    Publish Date
    Aug 2013
    List Price
    $13.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765323637
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
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    $29.99

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Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told...
It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power. and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold...
Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut Gardens of the Moon. Now he returns with the first novel in a trilogy that takes place millennia before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen and introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness. It is the epic story of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in shaping the world of the Malazan Empire.
The Kharkanas Trilogy
Forge of Darkness
Fall of Light
Walk in Shadow (Forthcoming)

About the author

Steven Erikson is a New York Times bestselling author renown for writing The Malazan Book of the Fallen, a ten-volume series that has sold millions of copies worldwide and is recognized as number two of the top 10 fantasy books by Fantasy Book Review and one of 30 best fantasy series of all time by Paste Magazine. He is a trained archaeologist and anthropologist who has published over twenty books, most of which explore notions of privilege, power hierarchies, and the rise and fall of civilizations, or take the piss out of the same. Erikson has been nominated for the Locus Award four times and the World Fantasy Award twice. His next novel Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, is an SF First Contact story, due out in October, 2018. He lives in Victoria, B.C. with his lovely wife Clare.

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Editorial Reviews

"Readers may besiege the libraries because of Erikson’s epic’s resemblance to George R. R. Martin’s bestselling Game of Thrones." —Booklist

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