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Deadhouse Gates

The Malazan Book of the Fallen 2
Lu par : Ralph Lister
Série : Malazan Book of the Fallen, Volume 2
Durée : 34 h et 4 min

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Deadhouse Gates: The Malazan Book of the Fallen 2 by Steven Erikson, read by Ralph Lister.

Weakened by events in Darujhistan, the Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of anarchy. In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik gathers an army around her in preparation for the long-prophesied uprising named the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in its size and savagery, it will embroil in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known: a maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust that will shape destinies and give birth to legends.... 

In the Otataral mines, Felisin, youngest daughter of the disgraced House of Paran, dreams of revenge against the sister who sentenced her to a life of slavery. Escape leads her to Raraku, where her soul will be reborn and her future made clear. The now-outlawed Bridgeburners, Fiddler and the assassin Kalam, have vowed to return the once god-possessed Apsalar to her homeland and to confront and kill the Empress Laseen, but events will overtake them, too. Meanwhile, Coltaine, the charismatic commander of the Malaz 7th Army, will lead his battered, war-weary troops in a last valiant running battle to save the lives of 30,000 refugees and, in so doing, secure an illustrious place in the Empire's chequered history. And into this blighted land come two ancient wanderers, Mappo and his half-Jaghut companion Icarium, bearers of a devastating secret that threatens to break free of its chains.... 

Set in a brilliantly realised world ravaged by anarchy and dark, uncontrollable magic, Deadhouse Gates is the thrilling, brutal second chapter in the Malazan Book of the Fallen. A powerful novel of war, intrigue and betrayal, it confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality - a new master of epic fantasy.

©2000 Steven Erikson (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Beautiful language and branched scene building

Deadhouse gates: Great and entertaining naration from Ralph Lister. Beautiful language and scene building, mosaic personae and world! Yet I have to admit that I had to look to Malazan Wiki in some parts to sum what actually happened because of that many personae and ornamental language. Due to this "picturing" language a scene building this is one of few fiction books that I would probably read again (I normally don't do that, it's usuay boring for me since I know what will happen). In opposite to Gardens of the Moon I got really hooked on Deadhouse Gates and I enjoyed its darker atmosphere.

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