Blood FollowsSteven Erikson
A novella. Introduction by Stephen R. Donaldson.
All is not well in Lamentable Moll.
A sinister, diabolical killer stalks the port city's narrow, barrow-humped streets, and panic grips the citizens like a fever.
Emancipor Reese is no exception, and indeed, with his legendary ill luck, it's worse for him than for most. Not only was his previous employer the unknown killer's latest victim, but Emancipor is out of work. And, with his dearest wife terminally comfortable with the manner of life to which she asserts she has become accustomed (or at least to which she aspires) – for her and their two whelps – all other terrors grow limp and pale for poor Emancipor.
But perhaps his luck has finally changed, for two strangers have come to Lamentable Moll... and they have nailed to the centre post in Fishmonger's Round a note requesting the services of a manservant.
This is surely a remarkable opportunity for the hapless Emancipor Reese... no matter that the note reeks with death-warded magic; no matter that the barrow ghosts themselves howl with fear every night; and certainly no matter that Lamentable Moll itself is about to erupt in a frenzy of terror-inspired anarchy... After all, it's work... and working is better than not working.
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Steven Erikson is a pseudonym of Steve Rune Lundin. He was born in Canada and recently returned there to live after spending several years in the UK. He is a qualified archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach
Series contains 9 total works.
Main series Malazan World
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Blood Follows is the first book of the Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach series. I enjoyed reading this novella and liked it very much. If you're a fan of Steven Erikson and like his epic fantasy books, you should read this novella. You'll probably like it.