Questions tagged [malazan]

For questions related to the fictional universe of the “Malazan Book of the Fallen” series by Steven Erikson and the “Novels of the Malazan Empire” series by Ian Cameron Esslemont.

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Who is the hidden enemy of the Fallen One?

In the opening of chapter 23 of House of Chains, the fourth book of Malazan Book of the Fallen, we read: Who among the pantheon would the Fallen One despise and fear the most? Consider the last ...
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What is Mappo Trell's actual stature?

Does Steven Erikson provide any information to establish Mappo Trell's stature (height and build), at least relative to his contemporaries? I imagine him to be of similar size to Karsa Orlong, who ...
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What are Mother Dark and Father Light?

I just finished Dust of Dreams and, interestingly, the list of Elder Gods summoned by Errastas doesn't include Mother Dark, Father Light, or Tiam. Are they older than the Elder Gods?
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Is Fiddler an ascendant or is his deck just something special?

I've just re-read the "reading" of the Decks of Dragons by Fiddler in Letheras (in Dust of Dreams): So either he has some power over the deck or the deck itself is more powerful than others we've ...
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Why people try to kill or protect the Gods' pawns in Malazan series?

I have only read Gardens of the Moon series and I am not sure why some people try to kill the tools (pawns) of the Gods where people try to protect them. For instance Rake doesn't kill Paran when he ...