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Esslemont, Ian C. (Ian Cameron)

Overview
Works: 35 works in 198 publications in 3 languages and 3,671 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Political fiction  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3605.S684, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian C Esslemont
Night of knives : a novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shunted into the background of a great empire it once founded, the sleepy island city of Malaz frenetically prepares for a once-in-a-generation celestial event that has been foretold to be a precursor to the return of an ancient oppressive force
Return of the Crimson Guard : a novel of the Malazan empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Crimson Guard, sworn enemies of the Empire, gathers itself from around the globe, Empress Laseen faces more immediate threats. To feed her wars she has bled dry provincial garrisons across Quon Tali and now regional nationalists see their chance. Behind their insurrections stand the veteran commanders of Laseen's predecessor, Emperor Kellanved. Meanwhile, a swordsman, Traveller, and his companion Ereko, move from one strange encounter to another in a mysterious dance meant ultimately to bring the swordsman to a final confrontation from which none have ever returned
Orb sceptre throne : a novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a sealed vault triggers discord throughout Darujhistan, where a merchant tries to drive out Malazans, a thief gambles with the fate of the city, and a Malazan veteran seeks his fortune in Moon's Spawn fragments
Stonewielder : a novel of the Malazan empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the threat of war looms and Greymane tries to outrun his past in order to escape death, the new emperor of Malaz hopes to redeem the failed invasion of Korel with a secret weapon lying in the vaults beneath the Imperial capital
Blood and bone : a novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Czech and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs have mounted another expedition in a bid to tame the neighbouring wild jungle. It is called Himatan, and it is said to be half of the spirit-realm and half of the earth, and ruled by a powerful entity who some name the Queen of Witches and some a goddess: the ancient Ardata. When Saeng's rulers launch an invasion of this jungle, she and her brother begin a desperate mission
Assail : a novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor's tavern, and now countless adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches. All these adventurers have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait -- hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures. But all accounts concur that the people of the north meet all trespassers with the sword. And beyond are rumoured to lurk Elder monsters out of history's very beginnings. Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. Not drawn by contract, but by the promise of answers: answers to mysteries that Shimmer, second in command, wonders should even be sought. Arriving also, part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. And with him is a Tiste Andii who was found washed ashore and cannot remember his past life, yet who commands far more power than he really should. Also venturing north is said to be a mighty champion, a man who once fought for the Malazans, the bearer of a sword that slays gods: Whiteblade. And lastly, far to the south, a woman guards the shore awaiting both her allies and her enemies. Silverfox, newly incarnated Summoner of the undying army of the T'lan Imass, will do anything to stop the renewal of an ages-old crusade that could lay waste to the entire continent and beyond. Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, "Assail" is the final chapter in the epic story of the Empire of Malaz
Dancer's lament by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states, baronies, and principates fought in an endless round of hostilities. Only the alliance of the rival Tali and Quon cities could field the resources to mount a hegemony from coast to coast -- and thus become known as Quon Taili. It is a generation since the collapse of this dynasty and regional powers are once more rousing themselves. Into this arena of renewed border wars come two youths to the powerful central city state that is LiHeng. One is named Dorin, and he comes determined to prove himself the most skilled assassin of his age; he is chasing the other youth -- a Dal Hon mage who has proven himself annoyingly difficult to kill. Li Heng has been guided and warded for centuries by the powerful sorceress known as the Protectress and she allows no rivals. She and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions -- what could two youths hope to accomplish under their stifling rule? Yet under the new and ambitious King Chulalorn the Third, Itko Kan is on the march from the south. He sends his own assassin servants, the Nightblades, against the city, and there are hints that he also commands inhuman forces out of legend. While above all, shadows swirl oddly about Li Heng, and monstrous slathering beasts seem to appear from nowhere to run howling through the street. It is a time of chaos and upheaval, and in chaos, as the young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity
Deadhouse landing by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Return to the turbulent history of what would become the Malazan Empire ... After the disappointments in Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled their home. However, Kellanved is soon distracted by a strange and dangerous ancient structure. Back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith--and searching for answers. During all this, the neighboring island of Nap threatens war and allies are beginning to wonder about Kellanved's sanity. Dancer now faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when his friend's obsession with shadows and ancient artifacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction. After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter the Deadhouse?"--Amazon.com
Dancer's lament by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was once a land ravaged by war, minor city states, baronies and principates fight for supremacy, and then the rival cities of Tali and Quon formed an alliance and so Quon Tali came into being. However that was generations ago, that dynasty has collapsed and the regional powers are now clawing at each others throats once more. But at the heart of Quon Tali lies the powerful city state of Li Heng which has for centuries enjoyed relative stability under the guidance of the powerful sorceress known as the "Protectress". She is not someone likely to tolerate the arrival of two particular young men in her domain: one is determined to prove he is the most skilled assassin of his age; the other is his quarry - a Dal Hon mage who is proving annoyingly difficult to kill. The sorceress and her cabal of five mage servants were enough to repel the Quon Tali Iron Legions, so how could two such trouble-makers upset her iron-fisted rule? And now, under a new and ambitious king, the forces of Itko Kan are marching on Li Heng from the south. His own assassins, the Nightblades, have been sent ahead into the city, and rumours abound that he has inhuman, nightmarish forces at his command. So as shadows and mistrust swirl and monstrous beasts that people say appear from nowhere, run rampage through Li Heng's streets, it seems chaos is come - but in chaos, as a certain young Dal Hon mage would say, there is opportunity
A novel of the Malazan empire by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the mercenary company the Crimson Guard could not have come at a worse time for the Malazan Empire. Drained by constant warfare, weakened by betrayal and rivalries, many see the grip of Empress Laseen weakening. Conquered kingdoms and principalities test their old independence
Assail by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor's tavern, and now countless adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches. All these adventurers have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait -- hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures. But all accounts concur that the people of the north meet all trespassers with the sword. And beyond are rumoured to lurk Elder monsters out of history's very beginnings. Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. Not drawn by contract, but by the promise of answers: answers to mysteries that Shimmer, second in command, wonders should even be sought. Arriving also, part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. And with him is a Tiste Andii who was found washed ashore and cannot remember his past life, yet who commands far more power than he really should. Also venturing north is said to be a mighty champion, a man who once fought for the Malazans, the bearer of a sword that slays gods: Whiteblade. And lastly, far to the south, a woman guards the shore awaiting both her allies and her enemies. Silverfox, newly incarnated Summoner of the undying army of the T'lan Imass, will do anything to stop the renewal of an ages-old crusade that could lay waste to the entire continent and beyond. Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, "Assail" is the final chapter in the epic story of the Empire of Malaz
Writing fantasy heroes : powerful advice from the pros( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadhouse landing by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning readers to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, the second chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's thrilling new epic fantasy sequence... After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island.The chaos in the region extends to the metaphysical planes also as a young priest of D'rek starts to question the rot at the heart of the worship of the god of decay. And back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith - and searching for answers. During all this, war with the neighbouring island of Nap threatens, recruited allies wonder at Kellanved's sanity, and powerful entities take more of an interest in the little mage from Dal Hon. Dancer faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when the fellow's obsession with shadows and ancient artefacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction.After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter an Elder mystery known to everyone as the 'Deadhouse'?
Deadhouse landing by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry as Kellanved develops a strange and dangerous fascination for a mysterious ancient structure found on the island. The chaos in the region extends to the metaphysical planes also as a young priest of D'rek starts to question the rot at the heart of the worship of the god of decay. And back in Li Heng, Dassem, now the proclaimed Sword of Hood, finds himself being blamed for a plague which leads him to a crisis of faith, and searching for answers. During all this, war with the neighbouring island of Nap threatens, recruited allies wonder at Kellanved's sanity, and powerful entities take more of an interest in the little mage from Dal Hon. Dancer faces a hard choice: should he give up on his partnership? Especially when the fellow's obsession with shadows and ancient artefacts brings the both of them alarmingly close to death and destruction. After all, who in his right mind would actually wish to enter an Elder mystery known to everyone as the 'Deadhouse'?
Night of knives by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shunted into the background of a great empire it once founded, the sleepy island city of Malaz frenetically prepares for a once-in-a-generation celestial event that has been foretold to be a precursor to the return of an ancient oppressive force
KELLANVED'S REACH by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orb sceptre throne : a novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darujhistan, city of dreams, city of blue flames, is peaceful at last; its citizens free to return to politicking, bickering, trading and, above all, enjoying the good things in life. Yet there are those who will not allow the past to remain buried. A scholar digging in the plains stumbles across an ancient sealed vault. The merchant Humble Measure schemes to drive out the remaining Malazan invaders. And the surviving agents of a long-lost power are stirring, for they sense change and so, opportunity. While, as ever at the center of everything, a thief in a red waistcoat and of rotund proportions walks the streets, juggling in one hand custard pastries, and in the other the fate of the city itself. Far to the south, fragments of the titanic Moon's Spawn have crashed into the Rivan Sea creating a series of isles.and a fortune hunter's dream. A Malazan veteran calling himself 'Red' ventures out to try his luck-and perhaps say goodbye to old friends. But there he finds far more than he'd bargained for as the rush to claim the Spawn's treasures descends into a mad scramble of chaos and bloodshed. For powers from across the world have gathered here, searching for the legendary Throne of Night. The impact of these events are far reaching, it seems. On an unremarkable island off the coast of Genabackis, a people who had turned their backs upon all such strivings now lift their masked faces towards the mainland and recall the ancient prophesy of a return
PATH TO ASCENDANCY by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonewielder by Ian C Esslemont( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY. Greymane believed he'd outrun his past. With his school for swordsmanship in Falar, he was looking forward to a quiet life, although his colleague Kyle wasn't as enamoured with life outside the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. However, it seems it is not so easy for an ex-Fist of the Malazan Empire to disappear, especially one under sentence of death from that same Empire. For there is a new Emperor on the throne of Malaz, and he is dwelling on the ignominy that is the Empire's failed invasion of the Korel subcontinent. In the vaults beneath Unta, the Imperial capital, lie the answers to that disaster. And out of this buried history surfaces the name Stonewielder. In Korel, Lord Protector Hiam, commander of the Stormguard, faces the potential annihilation of all that he holds dear. With few remaining men and a crumbling stone wall that has seen better days, he confronts an ancient enemy: the sea-borne Stormriders have returned
DEADHOUSE LANDING : path to ascendancy by Ian C Esslemont( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Esslemont, Ian Cameron

Ian C. Esslemont

Ian Cameron Esslemont Canadees schrijver

Ian Cameron Esslemont Canadian writer

Ian Cameron Esslemont écrivain canadien

Ian Cameron Esslemont escritor canadiense

Иън К. Есълмонт

Эсслемонт, Иан Кэмерон

Languages
English (172)

Spanish (6)

Czech (4)