Resenha || Gardens of The Moon de Steven Erikson
Autor: Steven Erikson
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Sinopse “The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting, and bloody confrontations. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.
But it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand.....”
“Ganoes and the commander returned their attention to the riot in the Mouse. Flames were visible, climbing through the smoke. ‘One day I”ll be a soldier,’ Ganoes said. The man grunted. ‘Only if you fail at all else, son. Taking up the sword is the last act of desperate men, Mark my words and find yourself a more worthy dream.’ [...] ´The world,’ Ganoes said, ‘doesn’t need another wine Merchant.”
*Whiskeyjack e Ganoes Paran (doze anos) olhando para Mouse Quarter da Malaz City. Trecho retirado do prólogo do livro.
“On his dark grey shoulder-cloak was a silver brooch: a bridge of stone, lit by ruby flames. A Bridgeburner.”
*Broche dos Bridgeburners. Trecho retirado do prólogo.
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“Anomander Rakes’s skin was jet-black, [...], but his mane flowed silver. He stood close to seven feet tall. His features were sharp, as it cut from onyx, a slight upward tilt to the large vertical-pupiled eyes.
A two-handed sword was straped to Rake’s broad back, its silver dragonskull pommel and archaic crosshilt jutting from a wooden scabbard fully six and a half feet long. From the weapom bled power, staining the air like black ink in a pool of water.”
É uma leitura difícil e que certamente não agradará a todos de primeira. Mas insisto que deem uma chance e leiam até o fim pois serão recompensados com uma história incrível e genial, sendo apresentados a um mundo abrangente e original com magias, dragões, deuses insanos, ascendentes e tragédias (muitas tragédias).