Midnight Tides - A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen

By Steven Erikson

After a long time of internecine war, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united lower than the Warlock King of the Hiroth, there's peace--but it's been exacted at a negative cost: a pact made with a hidden energy whose causes are at top suspect, at worst deadly.

To the south, the expansionist nation of Lether, wanting to satisfy its long-prophesized renaissance as an Empire reborn, has enslaved all its less-civilized friends with rapacious starvation. All, that's, retailer one--the Tiste Edur. And it has to be just a topic of time ahead of they too fall--either underneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by means of slaughter on the fringe of a sword. Or so future has decreed.

Yet because the facets assemble for a pivotal treaty neither really desires, old forces are awakening. For the upcoming fight among those peoples is yet a light mirrored image of a much more profound, primal battle--a war of words with the still-raw wound of an previous betrayal and the longing for revenge at its seething heart.

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