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Assail

(2014)
(The sixth book in the Malazan Empire series)
A novel by

 
This follow-up to Ian C. Esslemont's Blood and Bone is sure to delight Malazan fans.

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor's tavern, and now countless adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches. All these adventures have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait - hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures. But all accounts concur that the people of the north meet all trespassers with the sword. And beyond are rumored to lurk Elder monsters out of history's very beginnings.

Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. Not drawn by contract, but by the promise of answers: answers to mysteries that Shimmer, second in command, wonders should even be sought. Arriving also, part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. And with him is a Tiste Andii who was found washed ashore and who cannot remember his past life, yet who commands far more power than he really should. Also venturing north is said to be a mighty champion, a man who once fought for the Malazans, the bearer of a sword that slays gods: Whiteblade.

And lastly, far to the south, a woman guards the shore, awaiting both her allies and her enemies. Silverfox, newly incarnated Summoner of the undying army of the T'lan Imass, will do anything to stop the renewal of an ages-old crusade that could lay waste to the entire continent and beyond.

Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan Empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, Assail is the final chapter in the epic story of the Empire of Malaz.

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Assail [signed deluxe edition]
Author(s): Ian Cameron Esslemont
ISBN: 1-78636-004-7 / 978-1-78636-004-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Assail (Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-593-06448-8 / 978-0-593-06448-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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August 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-7653-2998-0 / 978-0-7653-2998-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Assail: The Final Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-553-82474-0 / 978-0-553-82474-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Assail (Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-553-82475-9 / 978-0-553-82475-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Assail (Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-593-06449-6 / 978-0-593-06449-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-7653-3000-8 / 978-0-7653-3000-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

February 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Assail: Malazan Empire, Book 6
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Assail: Malazan Empire, Book 6
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Assail
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 1-5113-7705-4 / 978-1-5113-7705-8
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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December 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Assail
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Assail: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Tor Books
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