The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by
interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody
confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his
Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the
imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for
some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute,
enforced by her dread Claw assassins.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners,
and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second
Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been
a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the
Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this
ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.
However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in
this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering
as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand...
Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the
Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling
adventure by an outstanding new voice.