Can’t Wait Wednesday - Kellanved's Reach: Path to Ascendancy by Ian C. Esslemont

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

Kellanved's Reach: Path to Ascendancy by Ian C. Esslemont
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by Tor Books

The conclusion to Ian C. Esslemont's epic fantasy Path to Ascendancy trilogy--a prequel story set in the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire series--co-created by Steven Erikson.

The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas.

Kellanved could not care less about any of this petty politicking or strategy or war. Something other and altogether more mysterious has caught his attention and he - together with a reluctant and his decidedly skeptical friend Dancer - traverse continents and journey through the Realms. But this ancient mystery that has so captivated Kellanved is neither esoteric nor ephemeral. It involves the Elder races themselves, and more alarmingly, the semi-mythic Army of Dust and Bone.

Surely no one in their right mind would be so foolish as to embark on a journey from which none have returned? Well, no one except Kellanved.

I liked Dancer's Lament, the first of Esslemont's Malazan prequel saga, but need to catch up with Deadhouse Landing before moving onto this. It'll mark the end of an era, which is bittersweet, but I'm excited for the read.


  1. Sounds like a great read! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I had not heard of this author. I will have to check it out. 👍


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