The Kharkanas Trilogy is a three volume epic fantasy series written by Steven Erikson that serves as a prequel to the author's ten volume Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Set more than 300,000 years before Gardens of the Moon, the trilogy explores the tragic history of the Tiste people and the circumstances leading to the fracture of their race. It also delves into the machinations of the Elder Gods that still impact the world at the time of the Malazan Empire.

In October 2017, Erikson announced that Walk in Shadow, the concluding volume of the Kharkanas series, would be delayed while he instead worked on the first book in the Witness Trilogy.[1]

The Books Edit

Short Introductions Edit

Forge of Darkness looks at the Tiste realm of Kurald Galain during the early days of Mother Dark's reign and its orchestrated slide into civil war. Meanwhile Mother Dark's consort, Draconus, is determined to provide his lover with a powerful magical gift that causes deep rifts among his fellow god-like Azathanai. In the west, the Jaghut Lord of Hate and Hood make decisions that will alter the fate of their race and the world forever.

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