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#1 User is offline   Adjutant Stormy~ 

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:51 PM

1) First post
2) When did this get announced?
3) SPOILER ME PLZ PLZ
<!--quoteo(post=462161:date=Nov 1 2008, 06:13 PM:name=Aptorian)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Aptorian @ Nov 1 2008, 06:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=462161"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->God damn. Mighty drunk. Must ... what is the english movement movement movement for drunk... with out you seemimg drunk?

bla bla bla

Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

Also people with big noses aren't jews, they're just french

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:10 PM

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Hello, soldiers, look at your mage, now back to me, now back at your mage, now back to me. Sadly, he isnít me, but if he stopped being an unascended mortal and switched to Sole Spice, he could smell like heís me. Look down, back up, where are you? Youíre in a warren with the High Mage your cadre mage could smell like. Whatís in your hand, back at me. I have it, itís an acorn with two gates to that realm you love. Look again, the acorn is now otataral. Anything is possible when your mage smells like Sole Spice and not a Bole brother. Iím on a quorl.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:26 PM

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Steven Erikson's CRACK'D POT TRAIL now available for pre-order
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The author has turned in the 50,000-word novella. You can now place your order on the PS Publishing website.

Here's the blurb:

It is an undeniable truth: give evil a name and everyone's happy. Give it two names and . . . why, they're even happier.

The intrepid necromancers Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, scourges of civilization, raisers of the dead, reapers of the souls of the living, devourers of hope, betrayers of faith, slayers of the innocent and modest personifications of evil, have a lot to answer for and answer they will. Known as the Nehemoth, they are pursued by countless self-professed defenders of decency, sanity and civilization. After all, since when does evil thrive unchallenged? Well, often: but not this time.

Hot on their heels are the Nehemothanai, avowed hunters of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. In the company of a gaggle of artists and pilgrims, stalwart Mortal Sword Tulgord Vise, pious Well Knight Arpo Relent, stern Huntsman Steck Marynd, and three of the redoubtable Chanter brothers (and their lone sister) find themselves faced with the cruelest of choices. The legendary Cracked Pot Trail, a stretch of harsh wasteland between the Gates of Nowhere and the Shrine of the Indifferent God, has become a tortured path of deprivation.

Will honour, moral probity and virtue prove champions in the face of brutal necessity? No, of course not. Don't be silly.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:52 PM

Shouldn't this be at the top of B&K subforum instead of the bottom? (Being the newest book and all...)
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:50 PM

View PostBubba, on 13 September 2009 - 11:26 PM, said:

You can now place your order on the PS Publishing website.


Sweet! Just placed my order. Supposed to be shipped in December.

I bet I get it before Dust of Dreams that I preordered from chapters back in april... :lol:
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:06 PM

Ooh! I'll be placing and order for this one asap! I hadn't even heard anything about this, thanks for the heads up!

@DA Not to worry, I know how you feel. I initially placed my order for DoD through Chapters, and they gave me a delivery date of September 1st. Of course I found out on September 1st that it wouldn't be arriving on my doorstep until January. Which is why I promptly cancelled my order and placed on with Bookdepository.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:28 AM

Ha, I love the blurb! Might actually buy this one. Question: should one have read the previous novellas in order to appreciate this one?
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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

View PostAin, on 17 September 2009 - 08:28 AM, said:

Ha, I love the blurb! Might actually buy this one. Question: should one have read the previous novellas in order to appreciate this one?


We can't really say yet for sure, but from the looks of the blurb I would say that it would probably be very useful to read the other novellas first, to get a better grasp of B&KB's origins and the many deeds of evil that set an entire community to following them for vengeance...

View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:42 AM

Some of the characters ref'd in the blurb may have appeared in the previous novels.

- Abyss, on that like Apt on a goat-bot....
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:41 AM

Bauchelain and Korbal Broach: Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire, Volume One: 1
£8.18

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:10 PM

View PostAin, on 17 September 2009 - 08:28 AM, said:

Question: should one have read the previous novellas in order to appreciate this one?


No, one should read the previous novellas because they're feckin' awesome :D
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:30 PM

Why is this sub-forum now just called "Crack"???

View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

Lol, just noticed that too. However, noting our rampant nerdism, SE IS Crack-like.
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:55 PM

No idea how that happened but we've been jigging around with a lot of stuff today - still - that is wierdly appropriate :p
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:50 PM

I will be placing my order as soon as it's available in North America. The exchange rate is killing me.
<!--quoteo(post=462161:date=Nov 1 2008, 06:13 PM:name=Aptorian)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Aptorian @ Nov 1 2008, 06:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=462161"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->God damn. Mighty drunk. Must ... what is the english movement movement movement for drunk... with out you seemimg drunk?

bla bla bla

Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

Also people with big noses aren't jews, they're just french

EDIT: We has editted so mucj that5 we're not quite sure... also, leave britney alone.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:40 PM

I loved it. You can tell that Steve is just having fun with it and indulges his absurdist tendencies to the fullest. An intensely clever little book. Not to be missed :(

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:17 PM

I may have to change my name to Apto Canavalian....


You'd think I would be able to spell that one correctly.... damn my mortal limitations ... Everything will be better when I rule the world with an iron fist.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

View PostRibald, on 01 November 2009 - 01:17 PM, said:

I may have to change my name to Apto Canvalian....


in that case, you should probably spell it correctly (Canavalian) :( :p

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:16 AM

Clever, inside jokes about what happens in the book that you know far in advance of us will get you nowhere! (Other than being the epitomes of jealousy and other salacious emotions.)
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:25 AM

Hey Mal, you haven't heard anything of when/where this one might take place have you? If this one's like the others it'll be somewhere not-yet seen, and since the number of such places is getting less and less, I'm really curious. Obviously this will take place sometime after tHD, but I wonder how long after...

(BF/HD spoiler)
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View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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