On the 1st of each month the Tor.com eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers.
We’re happy to announce that the pick for September 2016 is: GARDENS OF THE MOON, the first volume in the Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series by Steven Erikson!
In between songs of ice and fire and wheels of time you been meaning to check out Steven Erikson’s Malazan series…
Now’s your chance.
Once you download the book it is yours to keep! But the download window itself is only open for the first 7 days of September.
GARDENS OF THE MOON takes a unique approach to epic fantasy fiction in how it tells the story of a civilization’s complications with magic. Readers jump from character to character, some of whom grow into legendary beings, and some of whom are gone in a flash, and in time, these hundreds of small experiences cohere into a massive and cinematically vivid world.
This is how it begins:
The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.
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