Night of Knives

Night of Knives - Ian C. Esslemont TheThe Malazan novels by Steven Erikson are without doubt the greatest fantasy series to date, the pure scope and intricate storylines are unparalleled. Ian C. Esslemont carries on the tradition with an excellent story featuring some of the biggest characters from the series. The story centres around emperor Kellanved and Dancer ascending to the shadow throne, although this is a small part of the book. What I found interesting was the story of the first sword Dassem Ultor and one of his body guards Temper who is a central character of the novel. There is also Surly (Laseem), the high mage Tayschrenn and the claw assassins - making for an easy to read and a highly recommended book Malazan novels by Steven Erikson