Toll the Hounds

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steven Erikson
Narrator: Michael Page
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2015
# of Units: 36 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Extraordinarily enjoyable. Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics. "Salon"

In Darujhistan, the city of blue fire, it is said that Love and Death shall arrive dancing. It is summer and the heat is oppressive, but for the small, rotund man in the faded red waistcoat, discomfiture is not just because of the sun. All is not well. Dire portents plague his nights and haunt the city streets like fiends of shadow. Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned and the hunters become the hunted. Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus. While the bards sing their tragic tales, somewhere in the distance can be heard the baying of hounds and in the distant city of Black Coral, ruled by Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge. It seems Love and Death are indeed about to arrive hand in hand, dancing.

A thrilling, harrowing novel of war, intrigue, and dark, uncontrollable magic, Toll the Hounds is the next chapter in Erikson s monumental series epic fantasy at its most imaginative and storytelling at its most exciting.

Truly epic in scope, Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better.

Reviews (1)

Written by jon prine on November 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A little slow at times. But, the most excellent ending more than made up for it.

Author Details

Author Details

Erikson, Steven

Steven Erikson is an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, including "The Crippled God", "Dust of Dreams", "Toll the Hounds" and "Reaper s Gale", have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series, "Gardens of the Moon", was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel, "Deadhouse Gates", was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.