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The Fiends of Nightmaria is the sixth published novella in the Bauchelain & Korbal Broach series by Steven Erikson. Chronologically, it is set after Crack'd Pot Trail.

The novella is also included in The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach.

Publisher's summary Edit

The king is dead, long live King Bauchelain the First, crowned by the newly en-cassocked Grand Bishop Korbal Broach. Both are, of course, ably assisted in the running of the Kingdom of Farrog by their slowly unravelling manservant, Emancipor Reese.

However, tensions are mounting between Farrog and the neighbouring country of Nightmaria, the mysterious home of the Fiends. Their ambassador, Ophal D'Neeth Flatroq, seeks an audience with King Bauchelain who has thus far rebuffed his overtures. But, the evil necromancer has some other things on his plate.

In order to quell potential rebellion nearly all the artists, poets, and bard wannabes in the city have been put to death, however a few survivors from the Century’s Greatest Artist competition languish in the dungeons bemoaning their fates. Well, just moaning in general really… and maybe plotting escape and revenge.

An added complication is that the Indifferent God is loose somewhere in the bowels of the castle.[2]

Dramatis Personae Edit

A

B

  • Barunko, thief, one of the 'Party of Five'[7]
  • Bauchelain, necromancer, partner of Korbal Broach, the new king of Farrog - Bauchelain the First (First mentioned)[7] (First appearance)[8]
  • Beetle Praata, Imperial Courier of Nightmaria[9]
  • Binfun, aka 'Binfun Son of Binfun', Royal Torturer of Farrog (First mentioned)[4] (First appearance)[10]
  • Borbos, a 'Honeymooner' of the 'Lavender Hive of the Full Moon' (Mentioned only)[11]
  • Brash Phluster, young poet and singer[4]

C

  • ( the Century's Greatest Artist : see Brash Phluster )
  • Cook at the Royal Palace, the head Cook in the kitchen of the Royal Palace of Farrog (Mentioned only)[10]
  • ( Critic : see Apto Canavalian )

D

  • Dam Loudly Heer, the Head of the Thieves' Guild in Farrog (First mentioned)[7] (First appearance)[11]
  • ( Demon Prince : see Prince Flail Their Limbs )
  • Dessembrae, God of Tragedy (Mentioned only)[3]

E

F

  • Ferryman, prisoner of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, possessed by the Indifferent God (Mentioned only)[8]
  • Fiends, name used by the Farrogese to refer to the inhabitants of Nightmaria, the realm neighboring Farrog[13]
  • ( Firend : see Fiends )
  • ( Firrwend/Firrrwend : see Fiends )
  • Prince Flail Their Limbs, aka Prince Flail, a Demon Prince[3]
  • Flea, twin brother of Midge Chanter[4]
  • ( Flicker : see Avas Didion Flicker )

H

  • Hood, Elder God of Death (Mentioned only)[14]

I

K

  • Kellanved, founder and first emperor of the Malazan Empire (Mentioned only)[3]
  • Korbal Broach, necromancer, partner of Bauchelain, new Grand Bishop in Farrog (First mentioned)[7] (First appearance)[8]

L

M

N

  • ( Nehemoth : see Bauchelain and/or Korbal Broach )
  • N'Gorm the Lesser, the previous King of Farrog (Mentioned only)[13]

O

P

R

S

T

U

  • ( Usurper : see Bauchelain )

Plot summary Edit

Artwork : Illustrations ( I - XIX ) Edit

[Front & back covers; front & back images on dust jacket; and Illustrations below are all by David Gentry.]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-fiends-of-nightmaria-slgned-slipcased-by-steven-erikson-3877-p.asp
  2. http://www.steven-erikson.com/index.php/the-fiends-of-nightmaria-2016/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 4
  5. The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 13
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 2
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 5
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 1
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 10
  11. 11.0 11.1 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 22
  12. The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 27
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 3
  14. The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 12
  15. The Fiends of Nightmaria, Section 23
  16. The Fiends of Nightmaria, PS Publishing, UK HC (2016)
  17. The Second Collected Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Bantam Press, UK HC (2018)
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