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Deadhouse Gates

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven Erikson

Narrated By: Ralph Lister

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2013

Duration: 34 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends.... Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue, and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination, and originality - a new master of epic fantasy. "Give me the evocation of a rich, complex, and yet ultimately unknowable other world, with a compelling suggestion of intricate history and mythology and lore. Give me mystery amid the grand narrative. Give me a world in which every sea hides a crumbled Atlantis, every ruin has a tale to tell, every mattock blade is a silent legacy of struggles unknown. Give me, in other words, the fantasy work of Steven Erikson." - Andrew Leonard, Salon

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  • Ryan M

    While it takes a few chapters to pick up its momentum, 'Deadhouse Gates' quickly becomes a masterpiece of narrative and atmosphere. I don't think I will ever forget the Chain of Dogs and the journey of the 7th army.

  • Jeremy Sylar

    Absolutely brilliant. Deadhouse Gates has done a far better job at keeping my interest in comparison with book 1, with the faster plot progression. Be warned though, Deadhouse Gates makes for a very gruesome story. Descriptions of warfare are detailed.

  • Andrew Miller

    Far to many characters and Zero character development. Most detail was pointless and death of characters served no story intent. I'm clearly not a fan of the writing style