The Bonehunters, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (6 ratings)

Description

The Seven Cities Rebellion is over, Sha'ik is dead, but a last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails.

The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy - for it was here that the Empire's greatest champion Dassem Ultor was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled...But agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.

The Crippled God has been granted a place in the pantheon, a schism threatens, sides must be chosen but whatever each god decides, the rules have changed - and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world: a world in which a host of characters, familiar and new, search for a fate that they might fashion by their own will.

If only the gods would leave them alone. But gods are disinclined to be kind. There shall be war, war in the heavens. And the prize? Nothing less than existence itself...

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1232 pages, Maps
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780553813159

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We start off following on from House of Chains, looking at the army dealing with the aftermath of Sha'ik death in Raraku and the 14th Army. Apsalar also strikes a deal with Cotillion to kill a few more people and then be free of him.As time goes by, however, things become appreciably more complex, well it's a Steven Erikson book, what did you expect?!Ganoes Paran comes back, and becomes High Fist. Dujek dies, off-stage as he spent most of his career in the books so far. The 14th Army, well elements of it, go through hell and come back (in an earthly sense), and then they all go through hell in a more literal sense, particularly after making contact with the Tiste Edur from the Letheri Empire from Midnight Tides, and yet another new empire.Add in a huge dose of very dirty politics mixed with bad judgments after personal tragedies, religious fundamentalism and more to finish the book and provide some interesting impetus for the next book or more, including a rematch between Icarium and Karsa Orlong, well it keeps going from strength to strength.

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5

I read this book while I was in Cleveland for Christmas and I have to say it was, possibly, my favorite book in the series. The overall pacing and the events in general just really appealed to me. Add in to the fact that one of my favorite characters, Kalam, got to be a bad-ass and how could I not like this book?

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He's...not shy about killing people is he?<br/><br/>Not as good as Midnight Tides or Memories of Ice, but definitely about as good as Deadhouse Gates. Five stars, anyway. Will actually think more about the series once I'm finished reading it.

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He's...not shy about killing people is he?<br/><br/>Not as good as Midnight Tides or Memories of Ice, but definitely about as good as Deadhouse Gates. Five stars, anyway. Will actually think more about the series once I'm finished reading it.

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This was so long it was actually a bit uncomfortable to read towards the end. I need the hardback version. <br/><br/>Overall good and had some good progression in the series as we checked back in with some characters from book prior to book 5. We did not get to see much of most of the characters from book 5.

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