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Bauchelain and Korbal Broach (Tales of Bauchelain & Korbal Broach): 1 [Paperback]

Steven Erikson
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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15 Sep 2009
The first three tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, the famed necromancers from the Malazan Book of the Fallen, collected in one volume. 

In the port city of Lamentable Moll, a diabolical killer stalks the streets and panic grips the citizens like a fever. As Emancipor Reese's legendary ill luck would have it, his previous employer is the unknown killer's latest victim. But two strangers have come to town and they have posted in Fishmonger's Round a note, reeking of death-warded magic, requesting the services of a manservant...
The city of Quaint's zeal for goodness can be catastophic, and no one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad.The homicidal necromancers - and their substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese - find themeselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness into utter ruination. Sometimes you must bring down civilization...in the name of civilization.
After their blissful sojourn in Lamentable Moll, the sorcerors Bauchelain and Korbal Broach - along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese -set out on the open seas aboard the sturdy ship Suncurl. Alas, there's more baggage in the hold than meets the beady eyes of the crew, and unseemly terrors awaken. For Bauchelain, Korbal Broach and Emancipor Reese, it is just one more night on the high seas, on a journey without end.

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  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (15 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765324229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765324221
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson's debut novel, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and set readers on the epic adventure that is his acclaimed 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' sequence. He lives in Cornwall and is currently writing The Crippled God - the tenth and final chapter in what has been hailed 'a masterwork of the imagination'. To find out more, visit www.malazanempire.com.

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About the Author

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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 12 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Have tried to get this book for some time now. At last its in print!

Onto the book, its very good. Very humerous in parts, macabre humour in others. Very readable, similar style to the Malazan books although the chapters are a lot shorter. Does not detract from the story though as each chapter deals with each character in turn.

If you like the Malazan series of books this would complement them very well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For funs only 4 Jan 2010
If you are a fun of Steven Erikson you are going to enjoy this book. It has its classic writting and he uses much more of his black humor than we are used too. It does not have the usuall deapth of the Malazan books its more like a black "funny side" of Erikson's world evry day life, the fact that includes deamons spirits and horrible deaths should not surprize anyone.
All in all i would say its something to read while waitting the next book of the fallen and not a main course book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally. 15 Aug 2010
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Fans of Erikson have for years been chomping at the bit to get their hands on this offering. Why? Well it was originally published by PS Publishing as a limited edition Novella and became so hard to get without parting with major readies that many a reader was left out in the cold. Luckily enough this has now been re-released in the UK by Steven's publisher Bantam and as such gives the tale an availability once only dreamed of. The major question is, does it live up to the fans hopes?

The short answer is yes. It builds upon the characters that appeared in the early Malazan Book of the Fallen, it gives more flavour for the world, and if you're a fan, you're more than likely getting impatient waiting for the final part in the first series. (Steven has been signed for more Malazan titles.) It's beautifully priced, it's available for all and with it being a collection, you know damn well that whilst those who purchased the other ones in the original printing, they're currently going cold turkey waiting for that final title whilst you can bask in back catalogue. However this said, don't read this title if you've missed this series, in particular the earlier novels. If you've only just made book three, then you can probably get away with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Review? 20 May 2010
Another fantastic book from Steven Erikson, adding to the lives of some of the most interesting side characters from the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Really giving additional depth in traditional Erikson style that leaves you wanting to read more.
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