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Toll the Hounds is the eighth novel the Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series. It was first published in the UK and Canada on June 30, 2008, and in the US on September 16, 2008.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

In Darujhistan, the city of blue fire, it is said that love and death shall arrive dancing. It is summer and the heat is oppressive, but for the small round man in the faded red waistcoat, discomfiture is not just because of the sun. All is not well. Dire portents plague his nights and haunt the city streets like fiends of shadow. Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned and the hunters become the hunted.

Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny like a fell chorus. While the bards sing their tragic tales, somewhere in the distance can be heard the baying of Hounds...And in the distant city of Black Coral, where rules Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge. It seems Love and Death are indeed about to arrive...hand in hand, dancing.

A thrilling, harrowing novel of war, intrigue and dark, uncontrollable magic, Toll the Hounds is the new chapter in Erikson's monumental series - epic fantasy at its most imaginative and storytelling at its most exciting.

Front matterEdit


This novel is dedicated to the memory of my father, R. S. Lundin, 1931-2007. You are missed.


Gratitude as always goes to my advance readers: Bowen, Rick, Mark and Chris, with special thanks to Bill and Hazel for their kind words and support over the course of what proved to be a difficult year. Appreciation also goes to the staff of the Black Stilt Café and the Pacific Union Café for thier generous loan of office space.

Love to Clare and Bowen, for everything.


Dramatis Personae (as found in books)Edit

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Arriving in Darujhistan Edit

At K'rul's Bar Edit

In Darujhistan Edit

Trygalle Trade Guild Edit

In Dragnipur Edit

In Black Coral Edit

Others Edit

Plot SummaryEdit

Toll the Hounds
Extended DP Prologue
Vow to the Sun
Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Cold-Eyed Virtues
Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10
Chapter 11 Chapter 12
To Die in the Now
Chapter 13 Chapter 14
Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18
Toll the Hounds
Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22
Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Epilogue Pagination


Book One: Vow to the SunEdit

Chapter 1 Edit

Chapter 2 Edit

Chapter 3 Edit

Chapter 4 Edit

Chapter 5 Edit

Chapter 6 Edit

Book Two: Cold-Eyed VirtuesEdit

Chapter 7 Edit

Chapter 8 Edit

Chapter 9 Edit

Chapter 10 Edit

Chapter 11 Edit

Chapter 12 Edit

Book Three: To Die in the NowEdit

Chapter 13 Edit

Chapter 14 Edit

Chapter 15 Edit

Chapter 16 Edit

Chapter 17 Edit

Chapter 18 Edit

Book Four: Toll the HoundsEdit

Chapter 19 Edit

Chapter 20 Edit

Chapter 21 Edit

Chapter 22 Edit

Chapter 23 Edit

Chapter 24 Edit


Significant plot details end here.

Notes and ReferencesEdit

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