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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Even though, the story of this book is chronologically happening before first book of the MBotF series. Esslemont’s prose is straight-forward compared to Erikson’s more poetic, contemplative style.

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Picking the book up off the shelf would suggest that its mass-market paperback format would suggest that the story would be similar in length to Gardens of the Moon. Kiska meanwhile is trailing a man who is following the passenger and his guards who came off the message knive.

Night of Knives whether you have read Erikson’s books or not, is a gem of a read. Sign In Don’t have an account?

Esslemont and Erikson co-created the Malazan world in the s. After my second read, I decided to bump it up a star. Then she heard it. nigut

It is set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallena ten-volume epic fantasy series by Esslemont’s friend and colleague Steven Erikson. Quotes from Night of Knives. On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expe This was a good story that fell only slightly short of being as good as Erikson’s own contributions to the Malazan world.


Surly, the Imperial Regent, means to see that never occurs. I still think that it reads like a Forgotten Realms book, but a better written one. Also, I just don’t think this kind of scope worked in this parti Ugh.

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Somehow they don’t mix in my opinion, and that has made it a bumpy ride. I understand reading something like this in YA books but not in Malazan! So this is the first book I’ve read by Ian Esslemont and it kind of acts as a prequel book for the Malazan book of the Fallen Series by Erikson. Although they do not know it, they each have a part to play in a confrontation that will determine not only the fate of Malaz City but also of the world beyond View all 22 comments.

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The bulk of the story takes place over a single harrowing night in a single city. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It adds esslejont nice back story to the ever entwining plots of the world of Malazan. Chronologically, it takes place after the prologue to Erikson’s Gardens of the Moon but before the main body of the novel. Because tonight there is to be a convergence, the once-in-a-generation appearance of a Shadow Moon – an occasion that threatens the good people of Malaz with demon hounds and other, darker things Esslemont and Steven Erikson co-created the Malazan world in as a backdrop for role-playing games.

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He now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wife and children and is currently working on his PhD in English Literature. Review quote “Visceral power What connections could be made? The local residents know not to leave their homes and huddle in fear behind locked doors, only edslemont uninformed or those who look for trouble dare step outside.


Temper also meets Edgewalker. Naturally, this is where Esslemont starts.

By the end of the school year, my tutor and my teacher took me aside and very gently they told me: She is separated from them when she is drawn into the Shadow Realm where she meets Edgewalker again, nnight is returned to an area near the Deadhouse.

Night of Knives [December ] 73 83 Dec 27, It looks a good deal bigger than this one so hopefully he’ll be able to stretch out a bit more and put some more detail in, because this series is nothing if not detailed.

Despite its share of rough-around-the-edges moments you expect of most first novels, Night of Knives is a taut, sinister, portentous little dance of death, swathed in shadow and the delicious shudder of bad dreams. Having just finished Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series I esslwmont quite ready to depart from the great mythology he and co-creator Esslemont crafted.