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Orb, Sceptre, Throne

(2012)
(The fourth book in the Malazan Empire series)
A novel by

 
The epic new chapter in the history of Malaz -- the new epic fantasy from Steven Erikson's friend and co-creator of this extraordinary and exciting imagined world.

Darujhistan, city of dreams, city of blue flames, is peaceful at last; its citizens free to return to politicking, bickering, trading and, above all, enjoying the good things in life. Yet there are those who will not allow the past to remain buried. A scholar digging in the plains stumbles across an ancient sealed vault. The merchant Humble Measure schemes to drive out the remaining Malazan invaders. And the surviving agents of a long-lost power are stirring, for they sense change and so, opportunity. While, as ever at the centre of everything, a thief in a red waistcoat and of rotund proportions walks the streets, juggling in one hand custard pastries, and in the other the fate of the city itself.

Far to the south, fragments of the titanic Moon's Spawn have crashed into the Rivan Sea creating a series of isles... and a fortune hunter's dream. A Malazan veteran calling himself 'Red' ventures out to try his luck -- and perhaps say goodbye to old friends. But there he finds far more than he'd bargained for as the rush to claim the Spawn's treasures descends into a mad scramble of chaos and bloodshed. For powers from across the world have gathered here, searching for the legendary Throne of Night. The impact of these events are far reaching, it seems. On an unremarkable island off the coast of Genabackis, a people who had turned their backs upon all such strivings now lift their masked faces towards the mainland and recall the ancient prophesy of a return.

And what about the ex-Claw of the Malazan Empire who now walks the uttermost edge of creation? His mission -- the success or failure of which the Queen of Dreams saw long ago -- is destined to shape far more than anyone could have ever imagined.

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Used availability for Ian C Esslemont's Orb, Sceptre, Throne


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Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-7653-2996-4 / 978-0-7653-2996-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne [signed 2 volume slipcase]
Author(s): Ian Cameron Esslemont
ISBN: 1-84863-311-4 / 978-1-84863-311-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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January 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-593-06450-X / 978-0-593-06450-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-553-82476-7 / 978-0-553-82476-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: Epic Fantasy: Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-553-82477-5 / 978-0-553-82477-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: A Novel of the Malazan Empire (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-7653-2999-9 / 978-0-7653-2999-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 0-593-06451-8 / 978-0-593-06451-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne (Novels of the Malazan Empire)
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
ISBN: 1-5113-7714-3 / 978-1-5113-7714-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: Malazan Empire, Book 4
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: Novels of the Malazan Empire, Book 4
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Orb Sceptre Throne: A Novel of the Malazan Empire
Author(s): Ian C Esslemont
Publisher: Tor Books
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