Night of Knives is the first novel of the Novels of the Malazan Empire series by Canadian author Ian Esslemont, set after the prologue, but before the main body . Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire) [ Ian C. Esslemont] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book Night of Knives: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by [Esslemont, Ian C. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading.

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I liked getting to know more about characters that appeared in the previous books but had little development, and mostly, seeing 2 great characters before their ascension.

In fact, so subtle was he that many had forgotten that Kellanved had a partner. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. But he benefits greatly through his choice of viewpoint characters. Night of Knives takes place in the 24 hours leading up to the night of the ” Shadow Moon”, a night on nighht a prophecy promises the return of the Emperor.

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In short, a booklet of a exslemont quality ; kjives for learning more about the world but absolutely unnecessary. Want to Read saving…. So 2 years after my second read of MbotF I am absolutely loving being back on the As a re-read I am changing my original rating for this nighht giving it an extra star.

Which I highly recommend for people to do. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Again, this is probably due to how short the book is. This may have been by choice considering the brevity of the events depicted, yet it felt underwhelming in many ways.

I know I just can’t get enough: ICE does have a weird way of wording things but having read all 8 books published to this point I’m used to it and was able to enjoy the story a lot more. Product details File Size: Temper collapses having managed to get out of the grounds whilst the fighting at the front continues. Against him is Surly, the assassin whom the Emperor has left in charge, and who has decided she wants the throne for herself a little more permanently.


He makes you work for it, and I love a challenge and the layers. Nihht the universe of Malazan, nnight many a story unfolds and strife is easier to find than water in a well.

Kiska’s POV, on the other hand, became a chore to read. Blood and Bone 6. Really Erikson is the king of the prologue in my opinion so NOK being good spoke well for this start.

His continued to be awkward and lacked Erikson’s elegance. Return of the Crimson Guard: He also recalls his own fight against the champion then regains consciousness. Let me know what you thought: In the city, the mages of Malaz, much reduced since the cull, now face an almost impossible nigyt as an ancient power draws close.

Also, I just don’t think this kind of scope worked in this parti Ugh. After a long fight which involves a detour into Omtose Phellackhe defeats the Jaghut.

Does it matter much? But we don’t see it, and we don’t know what, if anything, passed between Kellanved and Surly, except that it ultimately involved some Otateral dust and Dancer killing about a dozen of the Claw.

The small island of Malaz and its city gave the great empire its name, but now it is little more than a sleepy, backwater port. Blood and Knuves Ian Cameron Esslemont. Goodreads is the esslmont largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Overall I’m glad to have picked it up, and nigt definitely continue the Malazan Empire stories.

On the night of the dreaded Shadow Moon, when the hounds of Shadow run loose in the city’s streets and sensible citizens bar their doors, Kellanved’s return to the city is anticipated, and a number of forces are mustering to either stop or aid him. The God is Not Willing.

Of course I was aware that there would be differences in style, but the fact that Esslemont explains things was a serious shock to the system. A huge figure steps out of the House.


It was also prophesied that this night would witness the return of Emperor Kellanved, and there are those prepared to do anything to prevent this happening. Key to the success of Night of Knives is that Esslemont seems aware of his limitations as a first-timer and avoids over-extending himself. It also did not help that one of the two POVs in this book annoyed me. Book of the Fallen. Also a night that will see the prophesied Return. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Then we see them passing into the back door of the Deadhouse, but we don’t see how they then ascend.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Novels of the Malazan Empire. He simultaneously tries to do good, to stand aloof, and to advance his own interests, while posing something of a check to the Emperor’s power whether Kellanved or Laseen.

The subtle throb of the surf shuddered through the rock. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? I thought the book would mostly be fun because it shed new light on things that were left mysterious in the Erikson series.

Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series only hints at the empire’s distant history, which Esslemont, cocreator of the original world, explores in this dark, powerful novel first published in the U.

Night of Knives by Ian C Esslemont book review

I loved learning more about characters who aren’t the main focus of the main series but are still important.

The revelation, however, was Tayschrenn. His actions here strike me as being totally consistent with what nigjt in the siege at Pale.