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    DescriptionAll is not well in the Letherii Empire. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants and agents of his Machiavellian chancellor. Meanwhile, the Letherii secret police conduct a campaign of terror against their own people. The Errant, once a farseeing god, is suddenly blind to the future. Conspiracies seethe throughout the palace, as the empire - driven by the corrupt and self-interested - edges ever-closer to all-out war with the neighboring kingdoms. The great Edur fleet--its warriors selected from countless numbers of people--draws closer. Amongst the warriors are Karsa Orlong and Icarium Lifestealer--each destined to cross blades with the emperor himself. That yet more blood is to be spilled is inevitable... Against this backdrop, a band of fugitives seek a way out of the empire, but one of them, Fear Sengar, must find the soul of Scabandari Bloodeye. It is his hope that the soul might help halt the Tiste Edur, and so save his brother, the emperor. Yet, traveling with them is Scabandari's most ancient foe: Silchas Ruin, brother of Anomander Rake. And his motives are anything but certain - for the wounds he carries on his back, made by the blades of Scabandari, are still fresh. Fate decrees that there is to be a reckoning, for such bloodshed cannot go unanswered--and it will be a reckoning on an unimaginable scale. This is a brutal, harrowing novel of war, intrigue and dark, uncontrollable magic; this is epic fantasy at its most imaginative, storytelling at its most thrilling.


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    Title
    Reaper's Gale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Erikson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1280
    Width: 103 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 585 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765348845
    ISBN 10: 0765348845
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 813.54
    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
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: AMER3750, ENGM1045
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    LC classification: PR9199.4.E745 R43 2009
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including "The Crippled God," "Dust of Dreams," and "Toll the Hounds," have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, "Gardens of the Moon," was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, "Deadhouse Gates," was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.
    Review quote
    "Truly epic in scope, Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better."--SF Site "Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world with fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Steven Erikson manages it spectacularly."--Michael A. Stackpole "Extraordinarily enjoyable . . . Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics."--Salon.com