Originally published as a signed and slipcased edition, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach: The Collected Stories Volume One, by PS Publishing in 2007.
Set in the awe-inspiring world of the Malazan Empire, here are three tales of the enigmatic and eccentric necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach collected in one volume.
In the port city of Lamentable Moll, a diabolical killer stalks the streets and panic grips the citizens like a fever. As Emancipor Reese’s legendary ill luck would have it, his previous employer is the unknown killer’s latest victim. But two strangers have come to town, and they have posted in Fishmonger’s Round a note, reeking of death-warded magic, requesting the services of a manservant.
THE LEES OF LAUGHTER’S END
After their blissful sojourn in Lamentable Moll, the sorcerors Bauchelain and Korbal Broach – along with their manservant, Emancipor Reese – set out on the open seas aboard the sturdy ship Suncurl. Alas, there’s more baggage in the hold than meets the beady eyes of the crew, and unseemly terrors awaken. For Bauchelain, Korbal Broach, and Emancipor Reese, it is just one more night on the high seas, on a journey without end.
THE HEALTHY DEAD
The city of Quaint’s zeal for goodness can be catastophic, and no one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad.The homicidal necromancers – and their substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese – find themselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness to utter ruination. Sometimes you must bring down civilization... in the name of civilization.