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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Each is to play a part in a conflict that will not only determine the fate of Malaz City, but also of the world beyond ….
SF : Night of Knives / Ian C. Esslemont ★★★½
I really enjoyed this book the second time around. Want to Read saving…. Assail Ian Cameron Esslemont. Kiska had a fantastic story. Kiska’s POV, on the other hand, became a esslemmont to read. It involves a long fall out of a tower onto the rocks. Returning to his lodgings, he finds the common room of the Inn filled with strangers, an ex- Bridgeburner amongst them. On a Shadow Moon night on the Isle of Malaz, dead souls rise and demonlike hounds attack any who dare to leave their homes.
Night of Knives
There were some great characters. Does it matter much? I enjoyed the story a lot, and Esslemont’s writting style too. What to say about Kiska. Upon returning she is nearly strangled by the killer but saved by the shade of the dead man. Esslemont may not have the Tolkien-esque attitude to his writing that Erikson does which to some people may be a blessingbut his ability to weave a story is just as good.
Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book of easlemont Fallen series only hints at the empire’s distant history, which Esslemont, cocreator of the original world, explores in this dark, powerful novel first published in the U.
But it’s literally unlike most any fantasy I imagine you’ve read, even Erikson’s, though Esslemont does give Knives a familarity with Erikson’s style that makes it instantly relatable to the established fan base. On the other hand, Temper, former bodyguard to Dassem Ultor, the legendary First Sword of the Empire, wants to stay beyond notice of the powers now converging on the city.
I didn’t believe this world or get bigger, but it just did.
Naturally, this is where Esslemont starts. This is a fast paced book.
Esslemont, are intricately connected and a comparison between the two is almost inevitable. The wands almost ruined them for me.
Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont book review
Nkives love to hear if you’ve read the two series and if so how you’d compare Erikson to Esslemont. She knows everything there is to know about the city, all the back ways and secrets, and she puts it to good use for the commander of the city. The prologue was excellent and has that foreboding tone but is not the epic overtone that Erikson has in some of his works.
These books are meant to be read them in publication order, you’ll be extremely confused if you follow the chronological order on your first read and you’ll probably won’t understand anything. Dancer greets Artan, who turns out to be the High Mage Tayschrennand warns him not to go upstairs until the conflict is ended, then disappears. Temper, however, has a much more lively background than ewslemont Kiska, and I can’t really say too much more.
After finishing their business elsewhere, the Malazan Empire fi The male leading protagonist is slightly better but only because you can hardly go wrong with the seasoned warrior with hidden past trope. I really wavered back and forth between mildly disliking it to mildly liking it but I’m gonna give it the three because I just enjoy nerding out in the Malazan world and Esslemont seemed to strike a vein that resonated with me a few times throughout the book.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Not a very florid prose, but a nice fast paced read with an original concept; one fateful night in the Malazan empire.
His sections especially After my second read, I decided to bump it up a star. Tonight, however, things are different. Fortunately enough Esslemont keeps things moving and mixes in some great action sequences, mostly in the latter third of the book, that kept me entertained for the most part.
The first few times I did a Malazan reread, I stuck with Erikson, thinking that the books by Esslemont were unnecessary. Steven confuses us too, but his narrative makes it forgivable, most of the time. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.
He observes the message cutter leaving. I absolutely loved Temper’s backstory, and his relationship to the This is a good book. Esslemont does a decent enough job of defining his PoV protagonists, however they remain fairly static through out the book. I do wish there was more direct access to Dancer and Kellanved but the author went for more cloak and dagger action seen through the eyes of two characters on the peripheral edge of events and really it worked so I won’t quibble.
I still think that it reads like a Forgotten Realms book, but a better written one. Now working as a guard at the hold adjoining Malaz City, Temper isn’t your usual embittered vet.
Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont
SE overwhelms with his innate power of emotion he can bring out of the debts of your soul, while ICE sneaks up on you insidiously, but still potently.
While still not SE’s level or prose and layers I still think it’s well worth reading. I’m hardly an English lit major but generally you pick up an author’s cadence and once you have it figured out most stories flow from that point.
The Malazan Empire Series: Much of the enjoyment that comes at least for me from reading Erikson’s books, is the fact he a doesn’t treat you as stupid in b not giving you all the information. 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.
Erickson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen.