Forge of Darkness

Forge of Darkness

Book - 2012
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" Now is the time to tell the story of an ancient realm, a tragic tale that sets the stage for all the tales yet to come and all those already told... It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold... Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut Gardens of the Moon . Now he returns with the first novel in a trilogy that takes place millennia before the events of the Malazan Book of the Fallen and introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness. It is the epic story of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in shaping the worl
Publisher: London : Batam, 2012
ISBN: 9780593062180
Branch Call Number: F ERI NVD
Characteristics: xxiii, 662 p. : maps ; 24 cm


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Jun 15, 2015

This book is amazing!
So much detail and great character development. It's also a prequel so you can jump in right here without reading the rest of the series, (although I would recommend trying it out.)

May 04, 2013

If you're a fan of the plodding prose school of fantasy, this one's for you. Character voices also come off really flat too. Otherwise it feels a bit like Ian Irvine's later fantasy books, only without the rich world building and $Drama

Oct 02, 2012

The fans of Canadian fantasy writer Steve Erikson - this is for you. The first of a new trilogy. It's heavy reading but so worth it. It might be better appreciated by those who have read the Malazan series first which is likely why you are an Erikson fan to begin with.

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