Snagged this from Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist:

Bauchelain and Korbal Broach by Steven Erikson

Rather than a real novel, this is a collection of novellas written by Erikson, finally collected into one volume. It takes place in the world of his well-known Malazan series, which is sure to catch the eye of those fans who haven’t already got their hands on the novellas. What’s curious, though, is that Tor isn’t promoting it as a Malazan novel, at least in the sense that the kept it off the cover. Odd…

What is nice, though, is that Tor has finally saddled an Erikson novel with a decent (but not great) cover; a surprise after all the tripe he’s had to put up with so far. I still shudder whenever I see The Bonehunters.

  • Mike June 17, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    That Bonehunters cover doesn’t really bother me; at least it refers to something Malazan related. Not like that awesome Gardens of the Moon cover!

  • Phil June 17, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I agree with you on the “decent (but not great) cover. I think it looks too much like cheap Frankenstein stuff…

    At least it will give me a chance to finally read these novellas… I’m not sure if I don’t search in the right places but the stand alone novellas are hard to find.

  • Kat @ Fantasy Literature June 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I think those guys on the cover look like the bad guys from Home Alone. BTW, we’ve reviewed this book.

  • ape November 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Looks like Peter Stormare posed for the cover.