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    DescriptionThe small island of Malaz and its city gave the great empire its name, but now it is little more than a sleepy, backwater port. Tonight, however, things are different. Tonight the city is on edge, a hive of hurried, sometimes violent activity; its citizens bustle about, barring doors, shuttering windows, avoiding any stranger's stare. 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 ... It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanved, and there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this happening. As factions within the greater Empire draw up battle lines over the imperial throne, the Shadow Moon summons a far more ancient and potent presence for an all-out assault upon the island. Witnessing these cataclysmic events are Kiska, a young girl who yearns to flee the constraints of the city, and Temper, a grizzled, battle-weary veteran who seeks simply to escape his past. 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 landmark 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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    Title
    Night of Knives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian C Esslemont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765363497
    ISBN 10: 0765363496
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000, A25865000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    LC classification: PS3605.S684 N54 2010
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    30 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ian Cameron Esslemont was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He has a degree in Creative Writing, studied and worked as an archaeologist, travelled extensively in South East Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. He now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wife and children and is currently working on his PhD in English Literature and writing another novel set in the world of the Malaz, a world he co-created with his friend Steven Erikson.
    Review quote
    "Esslemont nails the feel and flavor of Erickson's books and brings the historical characters to life with a dexterity that will win over even the most skeptical fans."--"Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review)"Enticing introduction to the Malazan series."--"Library Journal"""Night of Knives" marked the first installment of the shared world we had both envisioned."--Steven Erikson