House of Chains: Book Four of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
by Steven Erikson
Review by Steve Sawicki
Tor Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0765315742
Date: 22 August, 2006 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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Book Description: In Northern Genabackis, a raiding party of savage tribal warriors descends from the mountains into the southern flatlands. Their intention is to wreak havoc amongst the despised lowlanders, but for the one named Karsa Orlong, it marks the beginning of what will prove to be an extraordinary destiny. Some years later, it is the aftermath of the Chain of Dogs. Tavore, the Adjunct to the Empress, has arrived in the last remaining Malazan stronghold of Seven Cities. New to command, she must hone twelve thousand soldiers, mostly raw recruits but for a handful of veterans of Coltaines legendary march, into a force capable of challenging the massed hordes of Shaiks Whirlwind, who lie in wait in the heart of the Holy Desert. But waiting is never easy. The seers warlords are locked into a power struggle that threatens the very soul of the rebellion, while Shaik herself suffers, haunted by the knowledge of her nemesis: her own sister, Tavore. Returning to storylines established in Deadhouse Gates, and opening up new tales, House of Chains is another awesome chapter in Steven Eriksons acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen.
(Source: Tor Books)