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    Return of the Crimson Guard (Malazan Empire Novels (Unnumbered)) (Paperback) By (author) Ian C Esslemont

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    DescriptionThe return of the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard, could not have come at a worse time for a Malazan Empire exhausted by warfare and weakened by betrayals and rivalries. Indeed, there are those who wonder whether the Empress Laseen might not be losing her grip on power as she faces increasing unrest as conquered kingdoms and principalities sense freedom once more.Into the seething cauldron of Quon Tali--the Empire's heartland--marches the Guard. With their return comes the memory of the Empire--and yet all is not well with the Guard itself. Elements within its elite, the Avowed, have set their sights on far greater power. There are ancient entities who also seek to further their own arcane ends. And what of the swordsman called Traveller who, with his companion Ereko, has gone in search of a confrontation from which none have ever returned?As the Guard prepares to wage war, so Laseen's own generals and mages, the 'Old Hands', grow impatient at what they see as her mismanagement of the Empire. But could Laseen have outwitted them all? Could she be using the uprisings to draw out and finally eliminate these last irksome survivors from the days of her illustrious predecesor, Kellanved?


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    Title
    Return of the Crimson Guard
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian C Esslemont
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 861
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 171 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765363480
    ISBN 10: 0765363488
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    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
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000, A25865000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009020
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    24 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    IAN CAMERON ESSLEMONT grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has studied archaeology and creative writing, has traveled extensively in South-East Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. He now lives in Alaska with his wife and children and is currently working on another novel set in the world of Malaz, a world he co-created with his friend Steven Erikson.
    Review quote
    "Riveting sequel to 2009's Night of Knives."--"Publishers Weekly "(Starred Review) "One can become enthralled with a well-created universe replete with epic heroes, battles and a fascinating mosaic view of the struggles of a world-encompassing empire."--"RT Book Reviews"