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New Treasures: Fall of Light, Book Two of the Kharkanas Trilogy by Steven Erikson

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

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Steven Erikson’s 10-volume Malazan Book of the Fallen is one of the great works of fantasy of the 21st Century. It began with Gardens of the Moon in 1999; by 2012 the series had sold over a million copies worldwide.

In August 2012, Erikson kicked off The Kharkanas Trilogy, a prequel trilogy dealing with the Tiste before their split into darkness, light and shadow, with the opening novel Forge of Shadow. That book delved into events hinted at in the earlier series, and featured important characters from the Malazan Book of the Fallen such as Spinnoch Durav, Anomander Rake, and Andaris.

Erikson picks up the tale with Fall of Light, hot off the Tor presses this week, continuing the tragic story of the downfall of an ancient realm thousand years before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Civil war is ravaging Kurald Galain, as Urusander’s Legion prepares to march on the city of Kharkanas, and Silchas Ruin seeks to gather the Houseblades of the Highborn families to him and resurrect the Hust Legion in the southlands… but he is fast running out of time.

Fall of Light was published today by Tor Books. It is 864 pages, priced at $29.99 in hardcover and $14.99 for the digital edition. See all our recent New Treasures here.

4 Comments »

  1. Just goggled Steven Erikson to see what he actually looked like – the guy is a ringer for the old guy in ‘American Gothic’.

    Comment by Aonghus Fallon - April 27, 2016 7:59 am

  2. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/StevenErikson.png

    https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/american-gothic.jpg?w=620&h=422&crop=1

    Comment by Aonghus Fallon - April 27, 2016 9:33 am

  3. I’ve met Steven. He’s a great guy – and a fellow Canadian.

    And I think he’s younger than me, so I refuse to call him an old guy. :)

    Comment by John ONeill - April 27, 2016 9:36 am

  4. Yeah – he’s still got a few years to go before he looks like the guy in that painting….

    Comment by Aonghus Fallon - April 27, 2016 1:54 pm


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