Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of Fallen 5)

Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of Fallen 5)

Steven Erikson

Synopsis of Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of Fallen 5)

After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur have finally united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But peace has been exacted at a terrible price - a pact made with a hidden power whose motives are at best suspect, at worst deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all of its less-civilised neighbours with rapacious, cold-blooded hunger. All, that is, save one - the Tiste Edur. For Lether is approaching a long-prophesied renaissance - from kingdom and lost colony of the First Empire to Empire reborn. And so its people have fixed their avid gazes northward, to the rich and abundant lands and coasts of the Tiste Edur. And beneath the suffocating weight of gold, or by slaughter at the edge of a sword, it seems the Tiste Edur must fall. Or so Destiny has decreed. As the gathering for a pivotal treaty between the two nears, ancient forces are awakening. For the impending struggle between these two civilisations is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle - a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for vengeance at its heart. Among the Tiste Edur -- among Trull Senga

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Reviews of Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of Fallen 5)


It's a big, complex, satisfying blockbuster, crammed with horrors, humour, spectacular effects and devious twists. -- David Langford, Amazon UK

The novel is a riveting read, punctuated as ever with pockets of humour and fantastically individual characters. -- Sana Master, SFCrowsnest

It keeps up the momentum, and makes me look forward to the second half of this gigantic Series. -- Mike, Fantasy Freaks