The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach : v. 1 Paperback
BLOOD FOLLOWS - In the port city of Lamentable Moll, a diabolical killer stalks the streets and panic grips the citizens like a fever. As Emancipor Reese's legendary ill luck would have it, his previous employer is the unknown killer's latest victim. But two strangers have come to town, and they have posted in Fishmonger's Round a note, reeking of death-warded magic, requesting the services of a manservant.
THE LEES OF LAUGHTER'S END - After their blissful sojourn in Lamentable Moll, the sorcerers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese - set out on the open seas aboard the sturdy ship Suncurl. Alas, there's more baggage in the hold than meets the beady eyes of the crew, and unseemly terrors awaken. For Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, and Emancipor Reese, it is just one more night on the high seas, on a journey without end.
THE HEALTHY DEAD - The city of Quaint's zeal for goodness can be catastrophic, and no one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad. The homicidal necromancers - and their substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese - find themselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness into utter ruination. Sometimes you must bring down civilization...in the name of civilization.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/05/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780553825732
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Review by DRFP
An entertaining collection of Malazan novellas written with Erikson's tongue firmly in cheek. These are pleasant diversions and they're nicely free of a lot of the baggage that can often weigh down the author's main series Malazan novels (too much world building, back story, geographical and chronological hopping around). These stories shouldn't be taken too seriously, as they become increasingly ridiculous, but they do so in a good way.Short and sweet. If the Malazan series and camp horror are your things then you'll love this.