Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #5)

By Steven Erikson

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After decades of warfare, the five tribes of the Tiste Edur are united under the implacable rule of the Warlock King of the Hiroth. But the price of peace is a pact with a hidden power whose motives may be deadly. To the south, the expansionist kingdom of Lether has devoured all lesser neighbors - except the Tiste Edur.

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April 4th 2005 by Bantam

(first published March 1st 2004)

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Quotes From "Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #5)"

"Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context."
"Chaos needs no allies, for it dwells like a poison in every one of us."
"We have a talent for disguising greed under the cloak of freedom. As for past acts of depravity, we prefer to ignore those. Progress, after all, means to look ever forward, and whatever we have trampled in our wake is best forgotten."
"money’s just an idea, it has power. Only it’s not real power. Just the promise of power. But that promise is enough so long as everyone keeps pretending it’s real. Stop pretending and it all falls apart."
"As if the only genuine gestures were the small ones, the ones devoid of an audience. As if true honesty belonged to solitude, since to be witnessed was to perform, and performance was inherently false since it invited expectation."
"Fear bespeaks of wisdom. Recognition of responsibility."
"Everything worth fighting for is gained without fighting."

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