Waiting On Wednesday: Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the first book in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy that tells the tragic story of ruin of a realm.

This is the story of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin.

It is a tale that begins within the Age of Darkness and the Birth of Light and involves the forging of a sword unlike any other, and tells of the tragedy that was the collapse of the realm of the Tiste Andii.

It is the story of the devastating civil war that tore their world apart -- a story of bitter family rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of wild magic and unfettered power, of death and terriifying destruction.  

It is the story of a how the goddess of the Tiste, Mother Dark, abandoned her children and turned her back on her people. (Sept 18, 2012)

Although I'm still not happy with how The Crippled God wrapped up the Malazan Book of the Fallen, I'm more than ready for another shot of Erikson - with the pressure off and the comfort of a series that already has a definite end in sight. Plus, it never hurts that Anomander Rake was one of my favourite characters, so I'm anxious to explore his backstory.


  1. Ooh this sounds really interesting! I'll have to add it to the list. ;) Great pick!

  2. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one! There is simply not enough hours in a day to read all these fab books!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I must be the only fantasy fan who can't get into Erikson. I've tried to read "Gardens of the Moon" three times...

  4. i hadn't seen this before, it's got a great cover!!

  5. I haven't seen this book before, but I'm glad that you have a new series to read from an author that you love :)

    Thanks for stopping by!


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