The Healthy Dead - Steven Erikson 6.50   4

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.

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Release date 2004
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Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach :: Series

Series contains 9 total works.

Main series Malazan World

Blood Follows 6.34   6
The Healthy Dead 6.50   4
The Lees of Laughter's End 6.00   6
The First Collected Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach 8.72   7
Crack'd Pot Trail 8.26   4
The Wurms of Blearmouth 8.76   4
The Fiends of Nightmaria 9.00   1
The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach N/A
Upon A Dark Of Evil Overlords 8.66   3

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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 books, you should read this novella. I'm sure that you'll like it.

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