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Steven Erikson Biography

Steven Erikson was born on October 7th, 1959 and is a very popular Canadian novelist who specializes in writing in the science fiction and fantasy genre. He was born in Toronto, Canada and then later grew up in Winnipeg. At one point in his life Erikson lived in the UK with his wife and son but now currently lives in Winnipeg with them.

Erikson is best-known for his work the ten-volume fantasy series titled Malazan Book of the Fallen, which amazingly by 2006 had sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. This series has been commonly called "the most significant work of epic fantasy since Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,” and even the world renowned Fantasy Book Review described this amazing series as "the best fantasy series of recent times." However, this is not the only time that the Malazan Book of the Fallen series has been complemented. Fellow fantasy author Stephen Donaldson, refers to the author of Malazan book of the Fallen as "an extraordinary writer.” In an interview with sffworld.com, Erikson admitted that he doubted the series would even become mainstream and popular, and was actually very surprised at how successful the series had become



Erikson's first book of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series titled The Gardens of the Moon which was published in 1999, was well received by the general reading public. It was even short-listed for a World Fantasy Award as well as earned him the reputation as being one of the best ever authors in the fantasy genre. The second book in the series titled Deadhouse Gates which was published in 2000 was actually voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by the SF Site

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The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series- Bled dry by warfare, the vast Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Sergeant Whiskeyjack's Bridgeburners and surviving sorceress Tattersail wanted to mourn the dead of Pale. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, holds out, Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds, and the gods intend to intervene. 

The Kharkanas Series- It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power. and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm, and as the rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold...

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.

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