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By Ian C. Esslemont

ISBN-10: 1429948612

ISBN-13: 9781429948616

This followup to Ian C. Esselmont's Blood and Bone is bound to please Malazan fans.

Tens of hundreds of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, lengthy a byword for threat and inaccessibility, is ultimately yielding its secrets and techniques. stories of gold came across within the region's north stream in each waterfront dive and sailor's tavern and now numerous adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail looking for riches. these types of adveturers need to advisor them are legends and garbled stories of the risks that lie in wait — adverse coasts, fields of ice, impassable boundaries and weird, terrifying creatures. yet all bills concur that the folk of the north meet all trespassers with the sword. And past are rumoured to lurk Elder monsters out of history's very beginnings. Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary corporation, the pink safeguard. now not drawn via agreement, yet by way of the promise of solutions: solutions to mysteries that Shimmer, moment in command, wonders should still also be sought. Arriving additionally, a part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. And with him is a Tiste Andii who was once chanced on washed ashore and who can't be mindful his prior lifestyles, but who instructions way more energy than he rather should still. additionally venturing north is related to be a strong champion, a guy who as soon as fought for the Malazans, the bearer of a sword that slays gods: Whiteblade.

And finally, some distance to the south, a lady guards the shore waiting for either her allies and her enemies. Silverfox, newly incarnated Summoner of the timeless military of the T'lan Imass, will do something to prevent the renewal of an ages-old campaign that may lay waste to the complete continent and beyond.

Casting mild on mysteries spanning the Malazan empire, and supplying a glimpse of the storied and epic heritage that formed it, "Assail" is the ultimate bankruptcy within the epic tale of the Empire of Malaz.

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The sorceress was there, beside her, at the bottom of the steps. Abby looked up at the woman in whose consoling arms she lay. It was the Mother Confessor herself. But any sense of wonderment was swamped in a sea of despair, and any sense of caution was suddenly pointless. The woman could do her worst, for all Abby cared. What did it matter, what did any of it matter, now? ‘He’s a monster,’ she sobbed. ‘He is truly named. He is the ill wind of death. ’ ‘How can you say that! My daughter has not yet had a chance to live, and he will kill her!

Don’t burn the bridges, but hold them. Tell him to split his men. Leave half to keep Urdland’s force from changing their mind; hopefully they won’t be able to replace their field wizard. ’ One of the other officers, an older man looking possibly to be a general himself, went red in the face. ‘Halt at the river? When the horns have done their job, and we have them on the run? But why? ’ 34 Hazel eyes turned towards the man. ‘And do you know what waits over the border? How many men will die if Panis Rahl has something waiting that the horns can’t turn away?

The sorceress was there, beside her, at the bottom of the steps. Abby looked up at the woman in whose consoling arms she lay. It was the Mother Confessor herself. But any sense of wonderment was swamped in a sea of despair, and any sense of caution was suddenly pointless. The woman could do her worst, for all Abby cared. What did it matter, what did any of it matter, now? ‘He’s a monster,’ she sobbed. ‘He is truly named. He is the ill wind of death. ’ ‘How can you say that! My daughter has not yet had a chance to live, and he will kill her!

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