House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 4)

By Steven Erikson

In Northern Genabackis, a raiding celebration of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their purpose is to wreak havoc among the despised lowlanders, yet for the only named Karsa Orlong it marks the start of what is going to end up to be a rare destiny.
a few years later, it's the aftermath of the Chain of canine. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived within the final closing Malazan stronghold of 7 towns. New to command, she needs to hone twelve thousand squaddies, more often than not uncooked recruits yet for a handful of veterans of Coltaine's mythical march, right into a strength in a position to hard the massed hordes of Sha'ik's Whirlwind who lie in wait within the center of the Holy Desert.
But ready is rarely effortless. The seer's warlords are locked right into a strength fight that threatens the very soul of the uprising, whereas Sha'ik herself suffers, haunted by means of the data of her nemesis: her personal sister, Tavore.
And so starts off this amazing new bankruptcy in Steven Erikson's acclaimed Malazan booklet of the Fallen . . .

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Captain Kindly’s mage wouldn’t move close to you—he’d depart it to the warriors with their crossbows. ’ ‘And what of this gap you have been to blast into the cliff-face? ’ ‘Illusion. I’ve been getting ready for days. i feel i will do it. ’ courageous and determined. ‘Well, lass, your efforts appear to have a ways outstripped mine in ambition. I’d meant a bit mayhem and never even more. You pointed out that Irriz and his males wouldn’t be worthy a lot. What did you suggest by means of that? ’ ‘I poisoned their water. ’ Kalam blanched at the back of his masks.

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