Malazan news - Stonewielder and more

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Man I can't get enough of the Malazan world and the next book in line to satisfy my hunger just got a bit more real. Posted at the MalazanEmpire forum is the prologue for Stonewielder by Ian C. Esslemont (follow the link). Since Adam at The Wertzone asked if the cover could be posted with the copyrights, I couldn't help myself, here it is. Still in the ship theme... not sure why, but I like it.

Cover art is a work in progress, copyright Transworld/Bantam UK,
reproduced with permission of Malazanempire.

For those of you looking for the release date, here's the note from the publisher about the prologue and the publication date :
As promised, attached are an early glimpse of our cover-in-progress for Stonewielder PLUS the first few pages (13 in all I think) of Cam’s new novel. As always, I’d stress that these are uncorrected, might well change and not-to-be reproduced without permission etc. All being well, Stonewielder: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont with be published by Bantam Press hardcover on 25th November 2010.

Aside from Esslemont's work, came up with two goodies for the Malazan fans or future readers. First, as they are doing every week with the Wheel of Time re-read, they will host The Malazan Re-read of the Fallen which started yesterday (follow the link). Every post will be commented by Bill Capossere and Amanda Rutter (from Floor to Ceiling books). If you still haven't tried some Malazan books, this could be a good opportunity to take a look at Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson.

Secondly, in collaboration with, announced that a beautiful wallpaper of Michael Komarck work depicting Anomander Rake is available on the forum (follow the link) in various sizes. Quite splendid for those who are not the lucky owners of the Subterranean Press edition of The Garden of the Moon illustrated by Komarck.


Bryce L. said...

Thanks for posting that last link (along with the others), crap, those are cool.

Anonymous said...

Wow, great! I love the Malazan world! Thanks for the links, as well :)

Phil said...

Cool you say? I had the image as a wallpaper for a while but not in a quality as good as this.

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