My former co-workers bought me a giftcard to say farewell (and they knew I love books), so I bought these to complete the series!
Deadhouse Landing is the second book in the Path to Ascendancy trilogy by Ian C. Esslemont. I’ve been looking forward to this book since I finished Dancer’s Lament, that should tell you something.
Their plans for Li Heng twarthed, Wu (soon to be named Kellanved) and Dancer make their way to the island of Malaz instead, plotting to take it over. They have big plans, and there are plans within plans, and plans that weren’t even plans until they were set in motion. They set up in a bar called Smiley’s, crewed by a group of Napan outsiders, who answer to a woman named Surly. Strange powers are at play on Malaz, and politics as well. A young priest of Drek finds his faith shaken, when he realises there is a rot within its worshipers. The Sword of Hood encounters troubles in Li Heng and sets out to Malaz, where he intends to place his plague-ridden companion in the Deadhouse. An Azath, of terrible power. The object of Kellanved’s curiosity.
It’s been months since I decided to participate in the r/Fantasy Bingo for 2017, and while it won’t finish until the 31st of March 2018, I thought it would be fun to see how many squares I’ve filled so far. Now, keep in mind I just copied and pasted the covers into this genius card format someone on r/Fantasy made for this year, so it looks a little…slapdash. Image editing is so not my jam.