#1 24/09/2015 11:26:29

Merwin Tonnel
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Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Je sais que les lecteurs ne se bousculent pas au portillon, mais je prfre crer un nouveau topic pour la prochaine srie malazenne d'Esslemont pour ne pas mlanger les posts avec ceux des Novels of the Malazan Empire.

Or, donc, Dancer's Lament, le premier tome de la trilogie Path to Ascendancy arrive en avril 2016. Cette nouvelle srie se droule avant le Livre Malazen et avant Night of Knives mais longtemps aprs la trilogie Kharkanas (se rfrer la chronologie malazenne pour plus d'infos), puisqu'elle retrace la monte en puissance de ceux qui fonderont plus tard l'empire malazen (Kellanved, Dancer, Laseen et toute la troupe).

Premier synopsis :

Taking Malazan fans back to that troubled continent's turbulent early history. the opening chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's epic new fantasy sequence, the Path to Ascendancy trilogy.

For ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states, baronies, and principalities 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 Tali.

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 Li Heng. 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.


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#2 27/11/2015 08:23:16

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

La couv' !

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GiLFeToe4DY/VleX9t36L1I/AAAAAAAAMTQ/BAQe2rCwAEc/s1600/Dancer%2527s%2BLament.jpg

Sympa, un peu plus que l'habituel photoshop avec un "vrai" mannequin. Le livre sort finalement le 26 fvrier.


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#3 27/11/2015 09:08:10

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Elle est cool la couv'
Ce sera une trilogie ?

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#4 27/11/2015 09:18:10

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

C'est vendu comme une trilogie, oui. smile


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#5 24/02/2016 21:14:17

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Il sort cette semaine finalement, non ? smile
En tout cas, sur Amazon, c'est indiqu le 25 fvrier.


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#6 25/02/2016 08:38:15

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Oui, je vois dj quelques lecteurs sur les forums spcialiss, donc il est bien sorti. Comme d'hab, si je ne craque pas avant pour un ebook, il attendra, tout comme le prochain Erikson, la parution en mass market paperback venir en fin d'anne. Homognit de la bibliothque oblige happy


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#7 25/02/2016 09:26:34

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Ouah, ces gens-l crivent trs trs vite.


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#8 25/02/2016 15:01:27

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Vraiment si vite que cela? Ce n'est pas la cadence de  Cyber-Sanderson non plus lol

Je l'ai aussi reu en avance et dj termin.  A ma grande surprise, le livre n'est pas un pav, il atteint peine les 400 pages et avec une police un peu grande que celle habituelle. Aprs, pour un avis trs rapide, c'est ma foi plutt bon, peut-tre le meilleur roman d'Esslemont.  Tout est resserr, qu'il s'agisse des points de vues narratifs qui ne sont qu'au nombre de trois, d'une certaine unit de lieu, que je perois enfin une certaine prsence thmatique - l'idalisme confront au rel, se faire sa propre famille pour ne pas avancer seul, l'ambition,... (cela reste superficielle mais c'est quelque chose que je trouvais bien moins mis en vidence dans ses livres prcdents). 
Tout cela, reste dans le carcan de la Fantasy pique mais j'ai trouv des choses inintressantes dans leur excution (par exemple, la gestion du sige de Li Heng qui ne reprend pas le modle d'un Fort Alamo bis, les guildes d'Assassins moques, un monde de la pgre vritablement pourri )

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#9 25/02/2016 15:08:40

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Un Night of Knives crit par un Esslemont plus expriment, donc ? tongue


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#10 25/02/2016 15:16:02

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Ah non, la nuance, c'est qu'un des POV concerne un certain Dorin, jeune assassin qui cache trs mal sa future identit, et bien plus sympa suivre que la pauvre Kiska whistling

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#11 18/04/2016 13:57:05

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

L'auteur a dvoil dans une interview que le titre du second tome tait pour le moment Deadhouse Landing.

Quelques autres interventions intressantes :

TCD:    So instead of prequel would it be more correct to call this the first book of a new series set in the early history of the Malazan Empire?

ICE:     Yes, I think so.  Though, no promises on any further novels beyond the first three; lets just say the door is open.

Peut-tre plus de 3 tomes ?

TCD:    More generally then, after finishing the Malazan Empire series, and now starting this trilogy, do you ever feel the pull to write in a different fantasy world, or a different genre?

ICE:     Yes, I do feel that pull.  Ive experimented with a number of projects;  a YA novel involving different dimensional histories sort of an alternate history series; a contemporary science fiction project something like Steven Kings Firestarter involving genetically altered humans; and more recently a near-future SF novel about the settlement of the greater solar system.

Right now however I remain firmly committed to the further fleshing out of the Malaz world.  Perhaps after this series Ill take some time away but its hard as Malaz does feel like home.

De mon ct, ce sera srement une lecture pour janvier 2017 vu que je suis maso et que je continue attendre les mass market paperback de Bantam pour lire les romans malazens. tongue


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#12 20/04/2016 16:45:10

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

J'ai presque finit le Malazean, j'attaquerais peut tre aprs avec celui l ! tongue

Dernire modification par Akallabeth (20/04/2016 16:45:21)


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#13 20/04/2016 19:17:36

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Hmm, Deadhouse Landing, un titre pareil voque beaucoup de chose pour le fan malazen. tongue

Allchant, tout cela. Esslemont doit certainement avoir matire pour plus d'une trilogie. Il me semble que le projet initial des aventures de Kellanved et Dancer tait des nouvelles la Korbal et Broach. Mais, les nouvelles tant moins valables commercialement qu'une srie ou une trilogie... Je suppose que pour avoir une meilleure visibilit, ils ont tranch dans ce sens. Aprs, je ne remets pas en cause la qualit de Dancer's Lament, ce dernier tant trs bon, tu peux te jeter dessus, Akallabeth.

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#14 11/05/2016 09:22:22

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Tiens tiens, il y a un Path to Ascendancy Book 2 list pour fvrier 2017 sur Bookdepository. smile


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#15 11/05/2016 11:33:03

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Re: Critique VO ! [Path to Ascendancy - Ian C. Esslemont]

Dj. ohmy
Je ne vais pas trop me plaindre. D'un ct, s'il continue d'crire dans la veine de Dancer's Lament, a sera de nouveau un roman assez court (pour du Malazan), donc un volume par an, a me parait tout fait crdible.

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#16 11/05/2016 11:49:42

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Vu qu'il a dj tenu un rythme semblable avec les bouquins plus pais de sa srie prcdente, a ne me surprend pas non plus. Amazon affiche aussi la mme date, d'ailleurs.


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#17 12/05/2016 10:37:05

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Oui il a rien envier Sanderson ce monsieur l ! wink


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#18 17/11/2016 15:49:50

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Et Deadhouse Landing rapparait sur Bookdepository, avec cette fois-ci comme date de sortie le 10 aot 2017.


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#19 30/01/2017 10:30:44

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Aot se confirme pour le tome 2 :

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 Kellanveds 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 fellows 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'?

De mon ct, me reste 40 pages avant de finir Dancer's Lament. C'est trs sympa, mais pas aussi bon que ce que disaient les critiques que j'ai pu lire. Critique venir sur le site.


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#20 01/03/2017 20:23:57

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Couverture du tome 2 : https://i.imgur.com/f9vDpgs.jpg


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