If the Malazan series emphasized a postmodern critique of the subgenre of epic fantasy, paying subtle homage all the while, the Kharkanas Trilogy subsumes the critical aspects and focuses instead on the homage.
– Steven Erikson
I’m not much of a Malazan reader these days, but I know a lot of my readers love Erikson and his work. I remember when Erikson first told me about this trilogy, years ago, and it’s kinda cool to finally see it take shape. I wrote a bit about the experience here. Thanks to Tor.com, Erikson fans can now read the Prelude and Chapter One of Forge of Darkness, in advance of its September, 2012 release date.