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Hunger - Empress Laseen and a few of her faithful - Tayschrenn(left), Lorn(right), Possum(back left) and Topper (Back right) byShadaan

Artist's comments:

'Some errors in judgment can never be undone,'
p38, Deadhouse Gates

Illustrated in Photoshop Full size at 1100x1470 Available for download here.

Laseen has always been an allegory of hubris and the fandom opinion of her is...split. She is quite the complicated usurper. Alot of the things she does in the Malazan book of the Fallen one has to wonder about over and over. Each new book revealed an aspect to her characters history and motivations that you didn't quite expect. To this day I can't quite figure her out. She did some remarkably stupid things or perhaps stupidly remarkable things. but it all sort of made sense when considered around wider, worldwide events. I found myself somewhat liking her by Return of the Crimson guard so I felt I wanted to portray her the best way I could, surrounded by the empires most ruthless, efficient and loyal servants.

The title is a reference to Laseen's core character and the character of the empire she inherited. A raw desire to take, to consume and conquer.

All rights to the characters depicted belong to the Authors of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Steven Erikson and Ian C Esselmont.


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  • Laseen

    Laseen was the Empress of the Malazan Empire beginning in 1154 Burn's Sleep. Laseen was Napan...

  • Lorn

    Adjunct Lorn was the Adjunct to Empress Laseen. She was described as about twenty years old...

  • Possum

    Possum was a Claw assassin and mage described as "beady-eyed and narrow-faced as his namesake...

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