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Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy, #1) by Ian C Esslemont Online



Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy, #1)

Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy, #1)

  • Title: Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy, #1)
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  • ISBN : 9780765379450
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 416 pages


Taking Malazan fans back to that troubled continent s turbulent early history The opening chapter in Ian C Esslemont s epic new fantasy sequence, the Path to Ascendancy trilogy.For ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states, baronies, and principalities fought in an endless round of hostilities Only the alliance of the rival Tali and Quon cities could Taking Malazan fans back to that troubled continent s turbulent early history The opening chapter in Ian C Esslemont s epic new fantasy sequence, the Path to Ascendancy trilogy.For ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states, baronies, and principalities fought in an endless round of hostilities Only the alliance of the rival Tali and Quon cities could field the resources to mount a hegemony from coast to coast and thus become known as Quon Tali.It is a generation since the collapse of this dynasty and regional powers are once rousing themselves Into this arena of renewed border wars come two youths to the powerful central city state that is Li Heng One is named Dorin, and he comes determined to prove himself the most skilled assassin of his age he is chasing the other youth a Dal Hon mage who has proven himself annoyingly difficult to kill.Li Heng has been guided and warded for centuries by the powerful sorceress known as the Protectress , and she allows no rivals She and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions what could two youths hope to accomplish under their stifling rule Yet under the new and ambitious King Chulalorn the Third, Itko Kan is on the march from the south He sends his own assassin servants, the Nightblades, against the city, and there are hints that he also commands inhuman forces out of legend.While above all, shadows swirl oddly about Li Heng, and monstrous slathering beasts seem to appear from nowhere to run howling through the street It is a time of chaos and upheaval, and in chaos, as the young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity


Author Ian C Esslemont

IAN CAMERON ESSLEMONT was born in 1962 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.Ian C Esslemont and




Dancer's Lament (Path to Ascendancy, #1) Reviews (31)

  • Dancer s Lament is the first of Ian C Esslemont s Malazan novels that I have read and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience It is the first installment of the Path to Ascendancy trilogy The book is linear that the previous series entrants that I have read written by Steven Erikson It is story d [..]

  • 2nd reread edit full series review out next week Reread edit so much love for this on the second read through Next book out in November so if any Malazan fans haven t picked this one up yet, get to it.it s well worth your time My experience of this book was entirely that of gleeful absorption and jo [..]

  • I ve slept on this rating, and I m still calling this a 5 star book He was Dancer now, and Dancer from now on This review is up at my new blog that I ll be doing with a few friends check it out hereFirst of all, the Dramatis Personae in this book had me confused in so many ways The only name [..]

  • WOW Mr Esslemont Just WOW After building me up with Orb Spectre, Throne and then crushing me with Blood and Bone, I am deliriously happy to announce that Dancer s Lament is your finest work yet.Fantastic being back in the Malazan world and with a history lesson to be had from two of the most interes [..]

  • My first 5 star rating this year, and it s a Malazan book.I love the world of Malazan, and the Malazan Book of the Fallen stands as my favourite grimdark fantasy series However, these are not books which one can pick up to read for fun Not only were the worldbuilding complex and the cast of characte [..]

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