• June 20, 2019

Night of Knives is the first novel of the Novels of the Malazan Empire series by Canadian author Ian Esslemont, set after the prologue, but before the main body . Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire) [ Ian C. Esslemont] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by [Esslemont, Ian C. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading.

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The time is the infamous ‘Night of Knives’, when Shadow converges with the mortal realm. The local residents know not to leave their homes and huddle in fear behind locked doors, only the uninformed or those who look for trouble dare step outside.

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There would be a comment about something mysterious like the Shadow Moon or the Return, and i’d stop reading, tip my head back, close my eyes and try to remember if it had come up before in this book, or in Erikson’s.

Esslemont and Erikson co-created the Malazan world in the s. Having finished the original book series, I have knnives turned my eyes on Esslemont’s portion of the tale.

dsslemont This alone makes it a worthy read. For me, currently, they’re very different writers and cearly Erikson got a big head start as an author so it’s understandable that Esselmont book wouldn’t necessarily be up to parr, but equally I have heard that Esslemont gets a lot better as he goes too.

Unfortunately, in the case of the Malazan World, I feel the need to start with the previous paragraph, because the works of the two creators of this world, Steven Erikson and Ian C. Once i’d thought it through, i’d return to the book.


I loved the shadow warren parts so much it was amazing and Edgewalker is a great character. They are two different blokes after all.

The Malazan books by Eriksonare a wondrous adventure to me, and so I was excited to read Esselmont’s input to the storyline.

It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanvedand there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this happening. Also, I just don’t think this kind of scope worked in this parti Ugh. Tonight, however, things are different. Maybe the TOR reread will pick up something I didn’t.

It was great to get a glimpse of the moment that Surly became Empress Laseen and to see both Dancer and Kellenved spin their own plots and seize another sort of power. Novels of the Malazan Empire 6 books. Night of Knives [December ] nigght 83 Dec 27, Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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In a curious manner it reminded me nighy stylistically – of Feist’s earliest series, mixed perhaps with macabre of Robert Newcombe. Both of these characters were just ‘okay’ characters in my opinion and so even though the boo So this is the first book I’ve read by Ian Esslemont and it kind of acts as a prequel book for the Malazan book of the Fallen Series by Erikson.

I don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not, but even if I’m right, I wouldn’t take them too strongly to task for it, especially considering all the enjoyment they have already given to me. In my defence I do have the series on a shelf but just never quite got round to reading them.

Middle of the read, dead centre with just an ok-ish rating. Night of Knives should work as a great introduction to the main series, while also serving as a continuation of the prequels.


Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont

Temper is a surprising badass, and in other circumstances, I expect he would be a shield anvil. There’s definitely good stuff in there for any Malazan fan and I definitely saw sparks of stuff I really like from Esslemont. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The male leading protagonist is slightly better but only because you can hardly go knifes with the seasoned warrior with hidden past trope.

In Erikson’s recollection, Return of the Crimson Guard existed in some form by the time of Gardens of the Moon’ s publication, but Night of Knives was penned afterwards.

While Esslemont writing isn’t as superb as Erikson’s, he did a good job and it was nice to revisit this wonderful universe, can’t wait to continue this wonderful saga.

Essslemont see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kiska was very mysterious – a bit whiny and kept getting caught by people throughout her ess,emont antics – but I think she was an omnipotent device to show the unfolding events.

His latest novel, Dancer’s Lament, begins esxlemont exciting new series that is set in the same extraordinarily imagined world.

If you plan on taking on this series, I have to say that it would be a loss not to read the books written by ICE. Works by Steven Erikson.

He doesn’t ask to be swept up in the unfolding events.