Night of Knives is the first novel of the Novels of the Malazan Empire series by Canadian author Ian Esslemont, set after the prologue, but before the main body . Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire) [ Ian C. Esslemont] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by [Esslemont, Ian C. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading.

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Night Of Knives : A Novel Of The Malazan Empire

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Showing of reviews. In other words, it’s just not like someone writing a Star Trek or Dragonlance book. I already understood quite a bit of how things work in this world, and it’s tough for me to judge how lost a newbie would be if they knivex on this book. Hounds, warrens, zombies, storm-riders etc I read many reviews claiming that Esslemont isn’t a good writer and many trashing his series but after finishing this book I can say that these critics are exaggerated, sure his writing is more direct and less elaborate than Erikson’s but this isn’t by all means a bad thing.

Am I reading Harry Potter? That being said I thought it was a good book all around. Told nearly exclusively from the points of view of series newcomer Kiska, and Temper who will be a familiar character should you read this after having read BotF. Side B struggle going on here; it often seemed like pure chaos, and it was hard to keep track of.


Each is to play a part in a conflict that will not only determine the fate of Malaz City, but also of the world beyond … Drawing on events touched on in the prologue of Steven Erikson’s esslemint fantasy Gardens of the Moon, Night of Knives is a momentous chapter in the unfolding story of the extraordinarily imagined world of Malaz.

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Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont

Ironically, esslwmont also bears a strong resemblance to Surly’s plan in Gardens of the Moon, where she has her adjunct set free Raest, a Jaghut tyrant, so that Rake will have to fight him and thus weaken himself. Contents [ show ].

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Inquisitor Glokta, esslemnot crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body I still would have liked to see more of Kellanved and Dancer though.

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These books are independent of Ericksons 10 book sage, however you could be lost if you do not know the back story. Let that be said first. Product details File Size: I thought I was finally going to understand what was going on with Kellanved and Dancer on the night when they became Shadowthrone and Cotillion. The plot was suitably entertaining and complex and Esselmont also eselemont a great job with the characters, both the new and familiar ones.


Ian Cameron Esslemont was born in in Winnipeg, Canada. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Jun 20, Rob rated it really liked it. Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. Two friends — Erikson and his best friend Ian C.

It also did not help that one of the two POVs in this book annoyed me. And if you have read the Erikson books, then this is a book you can’t afford not to have. Write a customer review. Into the seething caul This second time, I still didn’t like her, but I disliked her less. Additionally, there is quite a bit of background regarding certain characters that were a bit more enigmatic in BotF. On this night of Convergence, he planned to re-arrive on Malaz, knowing that a Jaghut imprisoned in an Azath house would try to take advantage of the shifting magical forces to manage his escape.

Theirs is not the only battle that will take place on this night of magic as a Convergence draws in all sorts of powerful creatures to the city. Gardens of the Moon: