By Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan global with the 1st publication in a dismal and revelatory new epic myth that tells the tragic tale of destroy of a realm.
 
This is the tale of the early years of Anomander Rake, and his brothers, Andarist and Silchas Ruin.
 
It is a story that starts in the Age of Darkness and the start of sunshine and contains the forging of a sword not like the other, and tells of the tragedy that used to be the cave in of the world of the Tiste Andii.
 
It is the tale of the devastating civil battle that tore their international aside -- a narrative of sour kin rivalries, of jealousies and betrayals, of untamed magic and unfettered energy, of loss of life and terriifying destruction. 
It is the tale of a how the goddess of the Tiste, mom darkish, deserted her childrens and became her again on her humans.

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After these came the slower heights of summer, and the baked plains where the air hung shiny as candy. Together she and Schmendrick forded rivers, scrambled up and down brambly banks and bluffs, and wandered in woods that reminded the unicorn of her home, though they could never resemble it, having known time. So has my forest, now, she thought, but she told herself that it did not matter, that all would be as before when she returned. At night, while Schmendrick slept the sleep of a hungry, footsore magician, the unicorn crouched awake waiting to see the vast form of the Red Bull come charging out of the moon.

Perhaps that was illusion too, she thought wearily. “I enjoyed that,” Mommy Fortuna said to Rukh. “I always do. ” “You better check on that damn harpy,” Rukh said. “I could feel her working loose this time. ” He shuddered and lowered his voice. “Get rid of her,” he said hoarsely. “Before she scatters us across the sky like bloody clouds. She thinks about it all the time. ” The witch’s own voice was fierce with fear. “I can turn her into wind if she escapes, or into snow, or into seven notes of music.

He tugged at his sword and Molly opened her arms to it, still laughing. Around the fire, greasy hands twiddled dagger hilts, and longbows seemed to The Last Unicorn | 59 string themselves, but Schmendrick spoke up then, seeking to salvage Cully’s sinking vanity. He hated family scenes. “They sing a ballad of you in my country,” he began. “I forget just how it goes—” Captain Cully spun like a cat ambushing its own tail. ” he demanded. “I don’t know,” Schmendrick answered, taken aback. ” Cully cried, glowing and growing, as though pregnant with his pride.

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