Book 3 in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, (2001)
Publisher: Tor Books
The ravaged continent of Genabackis is a terrifying new empire, the Pannion Domin, that devours all. An uneasy allliance resists: Onearm’s army, Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners and former enemies – forces of Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. And the Crippled God intends revenge.
A terrifying force has emerged from the ravaged continent of Genabackis. Like a tide of corrupted blood, the Pannion Domin seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the word of its prophet, the Pannion Seer.
In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm’s Host and Whiskeyjack’s veteran Brigdburners alongside old adversaries – the warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii. Outnumbered and mistrustful, they must get word to potential allies, including the Grey Swords, a mercenary brotherhood sword to defend the besieged city of Capustan at all costs.
But more ancient clans are gathering. In answer to some primal summons, the T’lan Imass have risen. For something malign threatens this world: the Warrens are poisoned and rumours abound of a god unchained and intent on revenge…