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Gardens of the Moon
Dramatis Personae Prologue
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Chapter 7
The Mission
Chapter 8 Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13
The Gadrobi Hills
Chapter 14 Chapter 15
Chapter 16
The City of Blue Fire
Chapter 17 Chapter 18
Chapter 19
The Fête
Chapter 20 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Epilogue Pagination

I saw them on the shores
the deepening pits of their gaze
vowed immortal war
against the sighing calm
of Jaghut seas...

Gothos' Folly
Gothos (b.?)

907th Year in the Third Millenium
The Season of Fanderay in the Year of the Five Tusks
By Malazan reckoning, 1163rd Year of Burn's Sleep
T'lan Imass reckoning, The Year of Gathering, Tellann Arise

Gadrobi Hills[]


Tool and the Adjunct enter the Gadrobi Hills. Tool explains that the Tellann and Omtose Phellack Warrens are of the same “flavour” hence he will be able to find the Jaghut barrow where others could not. He was chosen to lead her because he is clan-less and expendable and so the Jaghut tyrant can not enslave him, nor can he be a conduit for the Jaghut to enslave his kin since he doesn't have any. He tells her that releasing the tyrant is a gamble and that it relies on Anomander Rake using his sword Dragnipur to enslave the Jaghut which in turn would weaken the Son of Darkness significantly. From what Tool tells her, Lorn learns that the Tiste Andii came to this world from another and that the First Warren Starvald Demelain is the home of Dragons.


Kruppe, Coll, Murillio and Crokus journey out to the Gadrobi Hills from Darujhistan. They are riding mules except for Coll who possesses a horse. Upon Crokus' incessant inquiries about where they are going, what their 'mission' is, why he has not been given a sword and so on, Murillio and Kruppe eventually reveal that they are collecting information for Baruk. They are riding mules rather than horses because Kruppe made a bad deal with a stabler. Murillio disdainfully comments that the compensation Kruppe got will never be seen by Baruk. Kruppe tells Crokus that they are looking for information about what the ravens, who have been circling around for days, are actually observing. He belittles the use of swords and other such weapons, saying that knowledge is what matters, not clumsy tools like Murillio's rapier or Coll's sword and armor.


Sorry follows Kruppe's group out of the city and moves into the Shadow Warren as soon as she finds herself alone on the road. She senses danger ahead for the group.


Tool finds the Barrow marker. Upon expressing her doubts that it is indeed the barrow, Tool, with a hint of anger in his voice, tells her that the barrow has been present since before ice covered this place, when the Rhivi plain was still a sea. He proposes that they'll stay the night and he'll open the barrow at dawn. Lorn thinks that humans fear the Jaghut tyrant because he became like one, only even better at enslaving and destroying everything.

Toc the Younger[]

Paran and Toc are a few days behind the Adjunct having caught up by taking a shortcut through the Tahlyn Forest. Since emerging from the woods, they have found their trail littered with dead Ravens, killed with sorcery. The killings seem to follow the trail of the Adjunct. Toc is resigned to the fact that Paran is fueled by vengeance and is not thinking his plans through logically. Toc is particularly worried about the Imass accompanying the Adjunct and he does not think that Paran's god-touched sword Chance will be enough since the Imass has access to an elder warren. Toc briefly sees a small shape moving so fast that it is hardly visible. He realises that what he saw must have been Warren work and warns Paran that they are likely to face an ambush by Warren. Paran seems eager for a fight.