Steven Erikson entered the pantheon of great fantasy writers with his debut GARDENS OF THE MOON. Now he returns with the first novel in a trilogy that takes place millennia before the events of the MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN, and introduces readers to Kurald Galain, the warren of Darkness. It is the epic story of a realm whose fate plays a crucial role in shaping the world of the Malazan Empire.
Steven Erikson, in Kanada geboren, lebt seit vielen Jahren in der Nähe von London. Der Anthropologe und Archäologe legte 1999 nach einer sechsjährigen akribischen Vorbereitungsphase seinen weltweit beachteten Debütroman "Die Gärten des Mondes" vor.
"Forge of Darkness is brilliant and far exceeds any and all expectations that readers of 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' could possibly harbour...I think we all wondered how Erikson could possibly follow up arguably the best fantasy series of all time. Forge of Darkness will dispel any and all doubters (if any do indeed still exist out there) that Steven Erikson is the best writer on the planet." SFSITE "Forge of Darkness is, quite frankly, remarkable...Erikson should be raised up as a standadrd bearer, representing the best of the best of those books we would love to be more loved - those that are intellctually nutritious as well as artistically delicious." TOR.COM