A novella. Introduction by Paul Kearney.
Things are going all too well in the city of Quaint. So well, in fact, that something has to be done. The zeal for goodness can be catastrophic, and no-one knows this better than Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, two stalwart champions of all things bad.
For the innumerable citizens of Quaint, driven to neurotic distraction and overwhelmed with good living, desperation breeds nefarious bed-mates, and before long the two homicidal necromancers – and their beleagured and substance-addled manservant, Emancipor Reese – find themselves ensnared in a scheme to bring goodness into disrepute, if not utter ruination.
To Reese's bemusement, laudable motivations are, in a bizarre twist, uncharacteristically relevant to Master Bauchelain, although, of course, the payment of a chest filled with gold helps.
Even so, sometimes, it turns out, one must bring down civilisation... in the name of civilisation.
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.
| 10/10 | Seregil of Rhiminee |
November 20, 2007
The Healthy Dead is the second book of the Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach series. I enjoyed reading this new novella and liked it very much. It was interesting and well written. If you're a fan of Steven Erikson and like his epic fantasy ...Review