Blood and Bone (Malazan Empire, Book 5) by Ian C. Esslemont

By Ian C. Esslemont

Within the western sky the brilliant emerald banner of the customer descends like a portent of annihilation. at the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have fastened one more excursion to tame the neighboring wild jungle. but this is often no basic desert. it truly is referred to as Himatan, and it really is stated to be 1/2 the spirit-realm and 1/2 the earth. And it really is acknowledged to be governed through a strong entity whom a few identify the Queen of Witches, and a few a goddess: the traditional Ardata. Saeng grew up understanding in simple terms the guideline of the magus Thaumaturgs -- however it used to be the voices out of that land's forgotten earlier that she listened to. And while her rulers mount an invasion of the neighboring jungle, these voices ship her and her brother on a determined mission.

To the south, the wilderness tribes are united via the arriving of a international warleader, a veteran commander in battered ashen mail whom his males name, the gray Ghost. This warleader takes the tribes on a raid like none different, deep into the center of Thaumaturg lands. whereas notice involves K'azz, and mercenary corporation the purple protect, of a freelance in Jacuruku. And their employer... none except Ardata herself.

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