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Dancer’s Lament: Chapter 4

|| The first novel in a new Malazan Empire prequel trilogy. The Protectress is not likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men into her domain: one determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age, the other his quarry—a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill...

False Hearts

, || Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult.

The Weaver’s Lament

|| The ninth and final installment in the Symphony of Ages series. When the brutal death of a dear friend catapults the kingdom to the brink of civil war, Rhapsody finds herself in an impossible situation: forced to choose between her beloved husband, Ashe, and her two oldest friends, Grunthor and Achmed.

Dancer’s Lament: Chapter 3

|| The first novel in a new Malazan Empire prequel trilogy. The Protectress is not likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men into her domain: one determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age, the other his quarry—a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill...

The Sword of Midras

|| Book one in a new prequel series to Shroud of the Avatar. Aren Bendis is a Captain in the Obsidian Army who has seen enough of what a world without Virtue looks like and is willing to do whatever it takes to establish a lasting peace. But after finding a magical sword that only he can wield, Aren is thrown into a far more unfamiliar battle.

Judenstaat

|| Jewish historian Judit Klemmer is making a documentary portraying the history of the sovereign state of Judenstaat, from the time of its founding in 1948 to the present. A mysterious, flesh-and-blood ghost from her past leaves her controversial footage on one of Judenstaat's founding fathers—leading her to controversy and conspiracy, and answers far more horrific than she imagined.

Steeplejack

, || When Ang is supposed to meet her new apprentice Berrit, she instead finds him dead. No one seems to care about the murder—except for Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician. When he offers her a job investigating Berrit’s death, she plunges headlong into new and unexpected dangers.

Runtime

|| The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg's Tour de France. Competitor Marmeg Guinto doesn’t have funding or support -- she's cobbled her gear together from parts she found in rich people’s garbage, all for a chance at a better life for herself and her younger brothers.

Dancer’s Lament: Chapter 2

|| The first novel in a new Malazan Empire prequel trilogy. The Protectress is not likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men into her domain: one determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age, the other his quarry—a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill...

Dark Run

, || The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune, and adventurers traveling Earth’s colony planets searching for the next job. Captain Ichabod Drift is being blackmailed, and has to deliver a special cargo to Earth. No one can know they’re there--it’s what they call a dark run… And it may be their last.

Return of Souls

|| The second novella in the No Man's Land trilogy. Private Jones awakes to find himself in a strange land, and is soon joined by young woman, Morana, who tells him of an Iron Beast that will end the Great War. Even as he vows to help her find it, enemy combatants seek them, intent on their utter annihilation.