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.

The Malazan Empire was created by and Ian Cameron Esslemont as a universe for a role-playing game, then developed into an unsuccessful movie script. The universe finally found success as two related but separately written series of novels: The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Erikson, and Novels of the Malazan Empire by Esslemont.

The novels are dark fantasy; the series consist of 15 volumes (10 by Erikson and 5 by Esslemont), and several novellas. The series is complex, consisting of a large cast of characters, a non-linear storyline, and covers a wide period of time and space. Although early novels are self-contained, the later novels intertwine to resolve the overall story arc.

Any questions regarding the Malazan universe (that comply with the general guidelines) are welcome. Wikipedia has a brief summary of the series chronology, history, and geography, and a dedicated site (wiki, forum) exists for the series.

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