“Truly epic in scope, Erikson has no peer when it comes to action and imagination, and joins the ranks of Tolkien and Donaldson in his mythic vision and perhaps then goes one better.” ―SF Site
“Rare is the writer who so fluidly combines a sense of mythic power and depth of world with fully realized characters and thrilling action, but Steven Erikson manages it spectacularly.” ―Michael A. Stackpole
“Extraordinarily enjoyable . . . Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs, a weaver of ancient epics.” ―Salon.com
Steven Eriksonis an archaeologist and anthropologist and a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His Malazan Book of the Fallen series, includingThe Crippled God,Dust of Dreams, andToll the Hounds, have met with widespread international acclaim and established him as a major voice in the world of fantasy fiction. The first book in the series,Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award. The second novel,Deadhouse Gates, was voted one of the ten best fantasy novels of 2000 by SF Site. He lives in Canada.