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The Wurms of Blearmouth : A Malazan Tale of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach
by Steven Erikson


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A new novella from "New York Times" bestselling author Steven Erikson, set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, "The Wurms of Blearmouth."

Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room hovels, in back alleys and playgrounds.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A new novella from "New York Times" bestselling author Steven Erikson, set in the world of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, "The Wurms of Blearmouth."

Tyranny comes in many guises, and tyrants thrive in palaces and one-room hovels, in back alleys and playgrounds. Tyrants abound on the verges of civilization, where disorder frays the rule of civil conduct and propriety surrenders to brutal imposition. Millions are made to kneel and yet more millions die horrible deaths in a welter of suffering and misery.

But leave all that behind and plunge into escapist fantasy of the most irrelevant kind, and in the ragged wake of the tale told in Lees of Laughter's End, those most civil adventurers, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, along with their suitably phlegmatic manservant, Emancipor Reese, make gentle landing upon a peaceful beach, beneath a quaint village at the foot of a majestic castle. There they make acquaintance with the soft-hearted and generous folk of Spendrugle, which lies at the mouth of the Blear River and falls under the benign rule of the Lord of Wurms in his lovely keep.

Make welcome, then, to Spendrugle's memorable residents, including the man who should have stayed dead, the woman whose prayers should never have been answered, the tax collector everyone ignores, the ex-husband town militiaman who never married, the beachcomber who lives in his own beard, the now singular lizard cat who used to be plural, and the girl who likes to pee in your lap. And of course, hovering over all, the denizen of the castle keep, Lord Ah, but there lies this tale."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765376220
  • ISBN-10: 0765376229
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 208


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-05-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Eccentric necromancers Korbal Broach and Bauchelain are once again on land, following the events of The Lees of Laughter’s End. The two have shipwrecked on the jagged shores of Spendrugle of Blearmouth, a tiny backwater village whose motley populace salvages the remains of ships that founder off the coast. In this quick-moving, clever novella, there are seemingly more hidden motives than there are townspeople. Lord Fangatooth Claw the Render has proclaimed that no visitor to the village will leave alive. Feloovil Generous, the owner of The King’s Heel tavern and brothel, has some truly unique body modifications and a daughter who wants to run off to see a wider world. There are hidden sorcerers and goddesses, and all manner of nefarious deeds going down. Erikson has produced another winning entry in the long-lived, endlessly fascinating Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Agent: Howard Morheim, Howard Morheim Literary Agency. (July)

 
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