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Blood Follows by Steven Erikson
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Blood Follows or how Emancipor Reese came to be employed with Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. Poor old Mancy, it didn't start well for him.
Cool little novella, if you like this trio in the Malazan series, you will find it interesting. ( )
  Jaskier | Dec 1, 2015 |
Erikson in his weird moments, writes a tale of the necromancers, Bauchelain and Broach. In this tale we learn how Mancy joins them and see how a town devolves as Broach does what he does best. Very weird! ( )
  majkia | Sep 7, 2011 |
Those of you who have read my previous reviews of the books from Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series know that I am a huge fan. This brief novella is moderately entertaining, but not really up to the level of the big books of the series. It provides some background on three mysterious characters from Memories of Ice (book 3 of the series). It is set in a region of Erikson's world that, as far as I can remember, none of the big books have yet visited (at least through House of Chains). ( )
  clong | Dec 25, 2007 |
...These novellas are generally much lighter reading than the enormously complex Malazan novels. I enjoyed this first Bauchelain and Korbal Broach a lot but when you get right down to it, they novella suffers form a problem that many other works of this length encounter as well. The number of words spend on it, don't really seems sufficient to do the story justice. The end is quite abrupt, maybe a little rushed. The introduction of the pursuer of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach could have used a bit more attention too I think. It's lean, dark and humorous. I enjoyed reading it but don't go into this novella expecting the same level of complexity or tragedy the Malazan series has to offer. They are written to highlight an other side of Erikson's writing and as such they are good reading.

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  Valashain | Jul 1, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159780004X, Hardcover)

All is not well in Lamentable Moll. A sinister, diabolical killer stalks the port city's narrow, barrow-humped streets, and panic grips the citizens like a fever. Emancipor Reese is no exception, and indeed, with his legendary ill luck, it's worse for him than for most. Not only was his previous employer the unknown killer's latest victim, but Emancipor is out of work. And, with his dearest wife terminally comfortable with the manner of life to which she asserts she has become accustomed (or at least to which she aspires) -- for her and their two whelps -- all other terrors grow limp and pale for poor Emancipor. But perhaps his luck has finally changed, for two strangers have come to Lamentable Moll... and they have nailed to the centre post in Fishmonger's Round a note requesting the services of a manservant. This is surely a remarkable opportunity for the hapless Emancipor Reese... no matter that the note reeks with death-warded magic; no matter that the barrow ghosts themselves howl with fear every night; and certainly no matter that Lamentable Moll itself is about to erupt in a frenzy of terror-inspired anarchy.... After all, it's work... and working is better than not working. Isn't it? First in a series of novellas taking place in the Malazan Empire.

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