Born in Winnipeg in 1962, IAN CAMERON ESSLEMONT has 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. His novels
- beginning with Night of Knives - are all set in the fantasy world
of Malaz that he co-created with Steven Erikson. Dancer's Lament
was the first book in the 'Paths to Ascendancy' sequence (which
continues the story of the turbulent early history of this epic
imagined world) while Forge of the High Mage is the fourth.
To find out more, visit www.ian-esslemont.com and www.malazanempire.com
Fast-paced and gripping . . . loaded with set pieces, contains
wonderful dialogue, witty exchanges, explosive showdowns, unlikely
alliances, and features some of the finest character creations that
the genre has to offer.
Heart-stopping fights, impressive displays of magic and desperate final stands . . .the book has it all.
Engrossing . . . has all the hallmarks of great epic fantasy . . . an essential read for Malazan fans.
Everything you expect of a Malazan story . . . nail-biting and anything but obvious.
Impossible to put down and highly recommended for all fans of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.
The finest Esslemont novel so far, and a superb Malazan novel in its own right'