The Malazan books have become one of the most acclaimed and popular epic fantasy stories in recent years. Written primarily by Steven Erikson, this series is ongoing, so enjoy them as they come!
What’s in the Malazan Reading Order?
The Malazan books are primarily written by Steven Erikson, though some are written by Ian C. Esslemont as part of a separate series that intermingles with the main series. Erikson has also written a series of novellas, and recently started a trilogy that takes place thousands of years before the main series. The setting is an epic fantasy world.
Where to Start Reading Malazan?
This is one of those instances where we don’t recommend you read chronologically unless you’re already familiar with the story. It’s best to start with the first book in the main series, and proceed by release date from there.
We want you to contact us if there’s anything out of order here. We try to keep everything in chronological order, though you can sort by release year if you want. So here is the Malazan Reading Order for those interested in reading the entire saga. And if you like this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as the Cosmere timeline.
|1||Forge of Darkness||Novel||Steven Erikson||2012-08-02||Kharkanas Trilogy|
|2||Fall of Light||Novel||Steven Erikson||2016-04-26||Kharkanas Trilogy|
|4||Dancer's Lament||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2016-02-25||Path to Ascendancy|
|5||Deadhouse Landing||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2017-11-15||Path to Ascendancy|
|6||Kellanved's Reach||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2019-02-19||Path to Ascendancy|
|7||Midnight Tides||Novel||Steven Erikson||2004-03-01||Malazan Main Series|
|8||Gardens of the Moon||Novel||Steven Erikson||1999-04-01||Malazan Main Series|
|9||Night of Knives||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2004-09-01||Stories of the Malazan Empire|
|10||Deadhouse Gates||Novel||Steven Erikson||2000-09-01||Malazan Main Series|
|11||Blood Follows||Novella||Steven Erikson||2002-04-30||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol 1|
|12||The Lees of Laughter's End||Novella||Steven Erikson||2007-03-01||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol 1|
|13||The Wurms of Blearmouth||Novella||Steven Erikson||2012-06-01||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol. 2|
|14||Memories of Ice||Novel||Steven Erikson||2001-12-06||Malazan Main Series|
|15||House of Chains||Novel||Steven Erikson||2002-12-02||Malazan Main Series|
|16||The Healthy Dead||Novella||Steven Erikson||2004-04-01||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol 1|
|17||The Bonehunters||Novel||Steven Erikson||2006-03-01||Malazan Main Series|
|18||Reaper's Gale||Novel||Steven Erikson||2007-05-07||Malazan Main Series|
|19||Crack'd Pot Trail||Novella||Steven Erikson||2009-12-01||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol. 2|
|20||The Fiends of Nightmaria||Novella||Steven Erikson||2016-05-01||The Tales Of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach||Collected in The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, Vol. 2|
|21||Return of the Crimson Guard||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2008-08-15||Stories of the Malazan Empire|
|22||Toll the Hounds||Novel||Steven Erikson||2008-06-30||Malazan Main Series|
|23||Stonewielder||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2010-11-25||Stories of the Malazan Empire|
|24||Goats of Glory||Short Story||Steven Erikson||2010-06-22||Malazan Main Series||Collected in Swords & Dark Magic|
|25||Dust of Dreams||Novel||Steven Erikson||2009-08-18||Malazan Main Series|
|26||Orb Sceptre Throne||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2012-02-20||Stories of the Malazan Empire|
|27||The Crippled God||Novel||Steven Erikson||2011-02-15||Malazan Main Series|
|28||Blood and Bone||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2012-11-22||Stories of the Malazan Empire|
|29||Assail||Novel||Ian C. Esslemont||2014-08-05||Stories of the Malazan Empire|