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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English Choose a language for shopping. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It is set in the world of the Nigyt Book of the Fallena ten-volume epic fantasy series by Esslemont’s friend and colleague Steven Erikson.

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Night Of Knives : A Novel Of The Malazan Empire

I liked both the characters that we experience the story through their POVs. Nov 14, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: Pf the killer has left, she examines the body and screams in horror when it suddenly grabs her. They refuse to take her along and leave her tied up but she soon manages to free herself and follow them to the Hold.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. They ask for his help but he declines and they part ways amicably. Share your thoughts with other customers. The God is Not Willing. Who would know Tayschrenn could be an interesting character, with a different side to him. From there, Erikson desired to tell more stories, and set out to write what is turning out to be one of the greatest fantasy stories ever devised.


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This is a short read, and takes place during just one night hence the title. I was honestly shocked by how bad the experience of reading this book was. When the script did not sell, Erikson greatly expanded eesslemont story and turned it into a novel. Other books in this series.

The trail Kiska knive following eventually leads her to an abandoned manor where she comes across an apparent murder. I’d love to hear if you’ve read the two series and if so how you’d compare Erikson to Esslemont.

It only took me half a day. Erickson’d books are not for the readers who do not want to think The secondary characters feature a number of people that appear in the Books of the Fallen: Following a secret path up to Mock’s Hold, Kiska is apprehended by Hattarthe bodyguard of the passenger from the boat whom she has been trying to find. It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanvedand there are esslekont prepared to do anything to prevent this happening.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Not only do they give a background and feel in gaps of the mythology, but they would be just as good if read as The Malazan Empire Series on its own. It seems she is a natural adept at magic, but has neither the patience nor discipline to actually master or control her talent.

But this is a Malazan book, and it thus thumbed its nose at all my expectations. Kiska was very mysterious – a bit whiny and kept getting caught by people throughout her sneaking antics – but I think she was an omnipotent device to show the unfolding events. Now, oof must go. That being said I thought it was a good book all around. Parts featuring Dassem Ultor, the return of Kellanved and Dancer Nihht thus came Night of Knives, the first instalment in what is expected to be at least five books.


I also had a somewhat better, but still sketchy, understanding of Edgewalker. I loved the shadow warren parts so much it was amazing and Edgewalker is a I have read this after reading gardens of the moon and being more than half way through deadhouse gates. Want to Read saving…. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Are you telling me what’s going on? Agayla and Obo meet on the southern shore to discuss the threat posed by the riders.

Told nearly exclusively from the points of view of series newcomer Kiska, and Temper who rsslemont be a familiar character should you read this after having read BotF. Return to Book Page. I liked the main characters Temper and Kiska and thought they were explored fairly deeply.

I didn’t find the plot to be as confusing as other books in the series and it was pretty much straight forward but I insist that you have to read all the Book of the Fallen to appreciate it completely: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Things like that speak of carelessness and ultimately break immersion.

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