Forge of Darkness

Forge of Darkness

Book - 2012
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Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the first book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy that tells the tragic story of ruin of a realm.
 
This is the story of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin.
 
It is a tale that begins within the Age of Darkness and the Birth of Light and involves the forging of a sword unlike any other, and tells of the tragedy that was the collapse of the realm of the Tiste Andii.
 
It is the story of the devastating civil war that tore their world apart -- a story of bitter family rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of wild magic and unfettered power, of death and terriifying destruction. 
It is the story of a how the goddess of the Tiste, Mother Dark, abandoned her children and turned her back on her people.
Publisher: London : Batam, 2012
ISBN: 9780593062180
Branch Call Number: F ERI NVD
Characteristics: xxiii, 662 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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daysleeper
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.)

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The_Mess
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

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bigfeet
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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