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Empress Laseen now rules with the aid of the "Claw", the imperial assassins. The story opens several years into a series of wars by the Malazan Empire to conquer the continent of Genabackis. Pale is holding out thanks to an alliance with the powerful Anomander Rake, Lord of Moon's Spawn a floating fortress , leader of the non-human Tiste Andii. Even then, the Empire suffers severe losses, including the near total destruction of a legendary infantry unit in its 2nd army, the Bridgeburners.
Several characters speculate that someone higher up within the Empire may be engineering the elimination of various people who were loyal to the late Emperor.
The Empire then turns its attention to the last remaining Free City, Darujhistan. A handful of surviving members of the Bridgeburners, led by Sergeant Whiskeyjack, now severely reduced in rank after Laseen's seizure of power, are sent to try and undermine the city from within.
Once there, they attempt fruitlessly to contact the city's assassins' guild, in the hope of paying them to betray their city, but Rake has already driven the guild underground.
Adjunct Lorn, second-in-command to the Empress, is sent to uncover something in the hills east of Darujhistan, in the company of Tool, a T'lan Imass, a now undead race that once dominated the world before humans.
Meanwhile, Tattersail, one of the few mages to survive the Siege of Pale, and Paran, now a captain and the Bridgeburners' nominal commander, head toward the city to determine the reason for the increased involvement of several gods and other magical forces in the campaign. At the same time, a group of con-artists and underworld figures within the city work to oppose members of the civic government who are considering capitulating to the Empire; while Anomander Rake offers his alliance to the true rulers of Darujhistan, a secretive cabal of mages.
The plots collide when Adjunct Lorn releases a Jaghut Tyrant, a massively powerful ancient being, with the aim of either damaging Anomander Rake seriously or forcing him to withdraw from the city. The Tyrant is eventually imprisoned inside an Azath House after a fierce battle with Rake's people, while Rake himself defeats the demon lord that Lorn releases inside the city.
A substantial subplot involves a young Bridgeburner recruit named Sorry, who is in fact possessed by Cotillion, also known as the Rope, a deity and patron of assassins. When Cotillion's fellow deity Shadowthrone, Lord of Shadows, and Rake negotiate the Rope's withdrawal from interfering with the events of war, Sorry is freed and falls in with Crokus, a young Daru thief.
As the novel ends, Crokus, a Bridgeburner sapper named Fiddler, and the Bridgeburner assassin Kalam volunteer to take Sorry now called Apsalar back to her homeland of Itko Kan their story continues in Deadhouse Gates. Dujek now seeks an alliance with Rake and other Malazan opponents on the continent against the holy war called by the Pannion Seer, whose empire is advancing from the south-east of Genabackis.
Elsewhere, it is confirmed that the continent of Seven Cities has begun a mass-uprising against the Empire. A shortsword hung in a cracked wooden scabbard at his hip.
He leaned against the merlon beside the other man with the ease of long familiarity.
Hardly the need for a whole cadre of mages, just to sniff out a few wax-witches. This could scar some of them for ever. The man shrugged. She's taking a new name, you know. The wind shifted again, making the iron demon groan on its perch-a smell of cool stone from the Hold itself.
A new voice spoke behind them, a woman's, imperious and cold. Send Dujek and a wing, and get some sappers to contain the fires-wouldn't do to have the whole city burn. She stood with two bodyguards near the portal in the citadel's square tower. Her dusky blue skin marked her as Napan, but she was otherwise plain, wearing a saltstained grey robe, her mousy hair cut short like a soldier's, her features thin and unmemorable.
It was, however, her bodyguards that sent a shiver through Ganoes. They flanked her: tall, swathed in black, hands hidden in sleeves, hoods shadowing their faces. Ganoes had never seen a Claw before, but he instinctively knew these creatures to be acolytes of the cult. Seems I'll have to clean it up. Surly had created the Claw, making it a power rivalled only by the Emperor himself.
You must be feeling confident in the Emperor's absence.
He's not the only one who remembers you as nothing more than a serving-wench down in the Old Quarter. I take it the gratitude's washed off long since. Loss of control delivers its own lessons to those who oppose us. A handful of minor witches selling their meagre talents-to what sinister end?
They won't work, and when the Emperor returns he'll quash your prohibition of sorcery, you can be certain of that.
We'll not miss you or your restless, seditious soldiers, Commander. Ganoes and the commander returned their attention to the riot in the Mouse.
Flames were visible, climbing through the smoke. The man grunted. Taking up the sword is the last act of desperate men. Mark my words and find yourself a more worthy dream.
You sound more like my father. He opened his mouth to make the obvious reply, then shut it again. Ganoes Paran looked back down at the burning quarter, pleased with himself. Even a boy, Commander, can make a point. Mock's Vane swung once more.
Hot smoke rolled over the wall, engulfing them. A reek of burning cloth, scorched paint and stone, and now of something sweet. After a long moment he sighed and leaned back down on the merlon. The forces of the Malazan Empire, commanded by High Fist Dujek Onearm, consisted in that year of the 2nd, 5th and 6th Armies, as well as legions of Moranth.
In retrospect two observations can be made. The first is that the Moranth alliance of marked a fundamental change in the science of warfare for the Malazan Imperium, which would prove efficacious in the short term. The second observation worth noting is that the involvement of the sorcerous Tiste And? In the Year of Burn's Sleep , the Siege of Pale ended with a now legendary sorcerous conflagration.