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The Bonehunters: Book Six of The Malazan Book of the Fallen [Kindle Edition]

Steven Erikson
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The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha'ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire's greatest champion Dassem Ultor was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death.
 
But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made their opening moves.
The Crippled God has been granted a place in the pantheon, a schism threatens and sides must be chosen. Whatever each god decides, the ground-rules have changed, irrevocably, terrifyingly and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world.
 
A world in which a host of characters, familiar and new, including Heboric Ghost Hands, the possessed Apsalar, Cutter, once a thief now a killer, the warrior Karsa Orlong and the two ancient wanderers Icarium and Mappo--each searching for such a fate as they might fashion with their own hands, guided by their own will. If only the gods would leave them alone. But now that knives have been unsheathed, the gods are disinclined to be kind. There shall be war, war in the heavens. And, the prize? Nothing less than existence itself...
 
Here is the stunning new chapter in Steven Erikson magnificent Malazan Book of the Fallen--hailed as an epic of the imagination and acknowledged as a fantasy classic in the making.

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From Publishers Weekly

The weighty and grim sixth installment of Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen (chronologically following 2006's House of Chains, with references to 2007 tie-in Midnight Tides) is named for a newly minted company in the Malazan 14th Army, forged in a daring and nearly fatal effort to escape a city destroyed by fire by burrowing through its skeletal underbelly. The Bonehunters' return from the dead is a theme that appears throughout this volume, as the prophetess Sha'ik dies and is reborn as a plague maiden, warriors recover from hideous wounds, and seer Ganoes Paran strikes a bargain with the dread god Hood that just might end up saving the world. Erikson brings the bulk of his enormous cast together in one volume for the first time, an effort designed to keep fans engaged as myriad plot lines tangle and sprawl over an increasingly bleak and war-ravaged landscape. (Sept.)
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The fourth Malazan Book of the Fallen is aptly titled. The Malazan 14th Army warily combs the ruins of the Seven Cities Rebellion for what may be left of its dead, meanwhile straining what's left of its morale. The Crippled God has joined the pantheon, and at least half his numerous fellow deities are trying to expel him. A war of the gods impends, and while it will cost the usual high price in collateral damage among humans, Erikson will handle it with originality and strong impact, given that even the sympathetic characters are becoming people you wouldn't want holding your IOUs. Green, Roland

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  • File Size: 1947 KB
  • Print Length: 804 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (September 18, 2007)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003L1ZZEQ
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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 and 1/2 Stars....Flawed but still top-notch April 4, 2006
Format:Paperback
This book was actually delayed for over 6 months..."to make maps" it was said. More like it needed some re-edits to be more coherant...and that struggle still shows. Erikson, at times, seems to shovel with glee great heaps of info while losing the gist and flow of his novel. He twists and turns the plot and adds characters, sometimes at the great loss of other stories....notions, which his series brim with, get lost between startling developments, plot points, and abrupt dialogue. Perhaps he reading to much his own Malazan forums, and losing plot and going for the "Erikson effect". Or he's just struggling on the immense scale and proportions that his books reach.

All this said, one only has to read the drivel that Jordan and Goodkind pound out to appreciate Erikson, despite those aforementioned flaws. In one chapter of Bonehunters, the plot moves faster than the last 4 books of Jordan. In one scene between Kalam and Quick Ben, more savage wit and interest is generated than the entire David Eddings library. You will be hard-pressed to find more interesting characters, diabolical plans, blood flow, glory and guts in anything in the fantasy section. Erikson's Malazan series goes to places that J. K. Rowling can only allude to...the heart of darkness. And there is stays and finds new areas and ideas.

Bonehunters is a great book, though at times, hard to follow. If Erikson had a better Editor, he would be better served. Erikson needs to clean up his style just a tad...but there is no doubt that his characters and plot still brim with the greatness that makes this series lightyears ahead of anything else out there.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A step backward except the last 200 pages April 22, 2008
Format:Paperback
Mignight Tides was probably the most polished book of the series so far. It had a tight well laid out plot structure that defied all the "Erickson needs an editor" comments.

Sadly, Bonehunters is a probably the worst edited book of the bunch. Plotlines are often dealt with in 2 page chunks and after reading 5 different plotlines in 15 pages, there is just no emotional payoff for a lot of the book. In this way, much of the book is very disjointed and you wonder why the author and editor didn't simply combine ten of the two page chunks into one 20 page chunk to give the reader some continuity.

Erikson also invents 15 or so characters with no purpose and gives them a perspective. So instead of reading about a particular plot point from Fiddler's point of view, you get the plot from 10 different just introduced sodiers that you never hear from again. I guess Erikson was trying to experiment by showing the events from varias points of view, but it did not work. I did not care what these throw away characters had to say or what happened to them.

This brings me to the last 200 pages of the book which were just fantastic. Finally, we get a continuous sequence of events with familar characters including a deadly chase through a major city in the empire.

Why Erikson couldn't write the whole book like this, I have no idea.

Anyway this is a very flawed book, but if you've made it this far in the series you will read it as I did because you love the world Erikson has built. Stick with it through the low points as the end of the book is a huge payoff for slogging through the worst edited book of the series.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The saga continues... April 5, 2006
Format:Paperback
Nobody can pull off fantasy of such an epic, mind-bending scale the way Erikson does. Some get pretty close (GRR Martin) but Erikson still owns the throne. I always nervously anticipate Erikson's novels, mainly because I'm always a little afraid that he can not keep up the brilliance of his previous novels. I mean, after 5 brilliant books you've got be thinking; can this guy churn out another one? Most authors have 2 or 3 books that really stand out, with others being mediocre rehashes of prev novels.

Some reviewers complain that the story is getting too complicated, ie too many characters, races, plot-threads etc. Sure, you need a fair bit of concentration when digging into an Erikson novel, but this is what makes it so much more interesting than a story that force-feeds the plot, almost spelling out certain twists and revelations, whereas Erikson relies on the intelligence of the reader to make sense of what's happening.

I can think of no other writer who breathes life into a fantasy world so realistically, and certainly no who one should even attempt it.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars, actually. Great but flawed. March 21, 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book was actually delayed for over 6 months when it was to come out in the UK and Canada..."to make maps" it was said. More like it needed some re-edits to be more coherent...and that struggle still shows. Erikson, at times, seems to shovel with glee great heaps of info while losing the gist and flow of his novel. He twists and turns the plot and adds characters, sometimes at the great loss of other stories....notions, which his series brim with, get lost between startling developments, plot points, and abrupt dialogue. Perhaps he reading to much his own Malazan forums, and losing plot and going for the "Erikson effect". Or he's just struggling on the immense scale and proportions that his books reach.

All this said, one only has to read the drivel that Jordan and Goodkind pound out to appreciate Erikson, despite those aforementioned flaws. In one chapter of Bonehunters, the plot moves faster than the last 4 books of Jordan. In one scene between Kalam and Quick Ben, more savage wit and interest is generated than the entire David Eddings library. You will be hard-pressed to find more interesting characters, diabolical plans, blood flow, glory and guts in anything in the fantasy section. Erikson's Malazan series goes to places that J. K. Rowling can only allude to...the heart of darkness. And there is stays and finds new areas and ideas.

Bonehunters is a great book, though at times, hard to follow. If Erikson had a better Editor, he would be better served. Erikson needs to clean up his style just a tad...but there is no doubt that his characters and plot still brim with the greatness that makes this series lightyears ahead of anything else out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not done yet got to keep reading the rest
The images, ideas, and structure of these books keep me coming back. The need to know. The need to see. Lol. I love Stormy, Apsalar, Cutter, Kalam. Must keep going!!
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Deal!
Book in pretty good condition, just as expected. Will definitely buy from them again. Great price. Good delivery timing. And of course an awesome book.
Published 12 days ago by Blake Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought this book for my son. He's reading the series and loves them!
Published 18 days ago by Waitingformyshepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars Erikson is an amazing author. His characters are engrossing and even...
Erikson is an amazing author. His characters are engrossing and even new members to the cast quickly become beloved. Read more
Published 1 month ago by gath
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
action!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great writing as is always the case by Steven Erikson
Great writing as is always the case by Steven Erikson, but this one gets a little long and scattered in spots. I still enjoyed the book though.
Published 1 month ago by Victor Lee Hendrickson
5.0 out of 5 stars This probably ranks as 2nd best in the series so far (after DG)
Man, these books are amazing! I feel like I'll no other book series will ever measure up to the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BellaGrace
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son wanted this one
Published 2 months ago by erlewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good the first time, good the second time, good everytime you read through the series.
Published 2 months ago by Mike B.
4.0 out of 5 stars commercial break between the previous and the next part
The middle part dragged on mercilessly, and at some point one loses track of who some of the characters are and why they are important, but the ending compensates for all of it, at... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hilldweller
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STEVEN ERIKSON is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His previous novels in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series--Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bonehunters, and Reaper's Gale--have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. He lives in Canada.

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Why? Why must TOR put crappy, kiddie-looking covers on these books?
I didn't think any of the previous 5 covers looked childish. I thought they were pretty damn cool. It's just this one, it looks like a scene out of a children's Christmas movie. 'Bonehunters'(6th book) seems to be the only oddball, the American cover for 'Reaper's Gale' (7th book) seem pretty... Read More
Aug 22, 2007 by Bruise Bane |  See all 11 posts
Why are only half the Malazan books on Kindle?
My sentiments exactly. I just discovered the "donut hole", the middle books are not on kindle. I've clicked the request link. I wish there was a way to be notified when they come out on ebook.
Feb 8, 2010 by David Scheffer |  See all 2 posts
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I would love to have it. Please contact me at wylae@yahoo.com
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