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The Bonehunters: Book Six of The Malazan Book of the Fallen (edition 2008)

by Steven Erikson

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Title:The Bonehunters: Book Six of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
Authors:Steven Erikson
Info:Tor Fantasy (2008), Edition: 1st, Mass Market Paperback, 1232 pages
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The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson

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    Night of Knives by Ian C. Esslemont (philosojerk, xjurajx)
    philosojerk: Although not a fan of Esslemont's contributions to this series, Night of Knives is a necessary prerequisite to The Bonehunters. At least it is blessedly short.
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This is very much a middle volume of a series. It concludes some of the plots from the earlier books, and starts to tie all the elements together into the main story for the conclusion of the series, and in doing that it is the first of the Malazan books that doesn't feel like it can stand on its own as a story. It is still good epic fantasy, but not quite up to the standard of the previous books. ( )
  sdobie | Jul 24, 2013 |
After reading Midnight Tides I immediately picked up the next book in The Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. This book returns to the more usual characters and story style. We pick up right after the 'battle' between the army of the Whirlwind and that of Malazan led by Adjunct Tavore and for the most part follow the journey of her army through hell and back. We still see some of the previous characters (Yay, Karsa Orlong!) but they have moved a bit more to the background here. Like previous books, this is truly a part of a larger series, a work that cannot be read on its own. It didn't grip me as much as the others did (certainly not as much as Midnight Tides did) but it was still Erikson, and still very good. Five out of five stars, and on to the next part! ( )
  divinenanny | Jul 2, 2013 |
He's...not shy about killing people is he?

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. ( )
  heterocephalusglaber | Apr 26, 2013 |
War, assassins, treason, mages on crack, psychopathic alcoholics, maniac depressive gods, retarded magi, horny spirits from the past, and a stubborn mo fo warrior!! You name this book got it!!! Pure gold!!! ( )
  Alfonso809 | Apr 3, 2013 |
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? ( )
  finalcut | Apr 2, 2013 |
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The webs between the towers were visible in glistening sheets far overhead, and the faint wind coming in from the sea shivered the vast threads so that a mist of rain descended on Kartool City, as it did every morning in the Clear Season.
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For the German-language version of the series 'Das Spiel der Götter', this book was split into two volumes - 'Die Feuer der Rebellion' (2007) ISBN 3-442-24469-2 and
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The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha'ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan and 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. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death.
 
But elsewhere, 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 and sides must be chosen. Whatever each god decides, the ground-rules have changed, irrevocably, terrifyingly and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world.
 
A world in which a host of characters, familiar and new, including Heboric Ghost Hands, the possessed Apsalar, Cutter, once a thief now a killer, the warrior Karsa Orlong and the two ancient wanderers Icarium and Mappo--each searching for such a fate as they might fashion with their own hands, guided by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone. But now that knives have been unsheathed, the gods are disinclined to be kind. There shall be war, war in the heavens. And, the prize? Nothing less than existence itself...
 
Here is the stunning new chapter in Steven Erikson's magnificent Malazan Book of the Fallen--hailed as an epic of the imagination and acknowledged as a fantasy classic in the making.

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The Malazan 14th Army is confronted by a rebel force that is holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails, while the acceptance of the Crippled God into the pantheon threatens to cause a schism among the gods.… (more)

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