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

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By Ian C. Esslemont

Within the western sky the intense emerald banner of the customer descends like a portent of annihilation. at the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have fastened yet one more excursion to tame the neighboring wild jungle. but this is often no basic wasteland. it really is referred to as Himatan, and it truly is stated to be half the spirit-realm and 1/2 the earth. And it truly is acknowledged to be governed via a strong entity whom a few identify the Queen of Witches, and a few a goddess: the traditional Ardata. Saeng grew up understanding simply the guideline of the magus Thaumaturgs -- however it used to be the voices out of that land's forgotten prior 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 wasteland tribes are united through the coming of a overseas 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 red safeguard, of a freelance in Jacuruku. And their employer... none except Ardata herself.

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