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Heroism and murder in one act by Efirende Heroism and murder in one act by Efirende
"Release him. Please!"
:redalert:  !WARNING! Following text contains major spoilers for Malazan Book of the Fallen: Deadhouse Gates


The Chain of Dogs - Malazan Book of the Fallen (Unofficial Soundtrack)


So, I finished that book yesterday, and I needed to explain my feelings. So here we have one scene from book´s ending, which deeply impressed me - death of Coltaine. He managed to save about thirty thousand refugees after The Seven Cities rebellion against Malazan Empire, but only a few meters from the Aren´s gates, treason caught him - the city's defenders refused to send help, and so  his soldiers were slain and Coltaine crucified alive. In order to shorten his agony, Squint, an archer on the city's walls with uncanny aim, fired an arrow into Coltaine's head, killing him. Then, thousands of crows came for his soul.
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:iconlimon4rock:
Limon4Rock Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!! Great work! Coltaine my favorite character of Malazan Saga!
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D I also like this character :)
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:iconffey:
Ffey Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
tak a mam dalsi polozku na seznam k precteni, moc povedeny obrazek!
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dik :D Malazskú ságu vrelo odporúčam :D ja som na 9. knihe z hlavnej série :D a hooodne pozadu s obrázkami, ale pokúsim sa to dobehnúť :)
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:iconmalazanwiki:
MalazanWiki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Image of the week. Congrats. Twice in a row :D
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D Thats awesome :D
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:iconnerissien:
Nerissien Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally know..
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried sooo much .... did you too?
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:iconnerissien:
Nerissien Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No.
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How? :D
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:iconnerissien:
Nerissien Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
- dead inside-
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:iconsnow5610:
Snow5610 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! I really like it!! love the sky's colour!!
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconrenegadedestiny:
RenegadeDestiny Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
This is pretty amazing. You captured this so well. I'm really impressed. 
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D One of the strongest scenes in whole saga ...
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:icon147combatmedic:
147CombatMedic Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
DHG really set the stage for just how epic the whole series would become!  :nod:
So much suffering... I guess this is just another example of life imitating art.  :(

Enjoy the rest of the series!  It's amazing!  :w00t:
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:iconlunoxius:
Lunoxius Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconprivatecoppery:
PrivateCoppery Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The most shocking scene of the books for me. Awesome art! Have my respect!
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, for mee too, from second book :D We will see what come next .... (I started reading Memories of Ice)
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:iconprivatecoppery:
PrivateCoppery Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you will surely enjoy it. The Memories of Ice is one of the best books of the serie:D
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:iconapollo21cz:
apollo21cz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
cool :)
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O Krásné. Ty jsi psala knihu??
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nie, čítala :D
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:iconbughs-22:
BUGHS-22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jo tak.... mě to "I've finished a book" nedošlo jako "dočetla" XDDDD
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D stáva sa
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:iconirsibil:
Irsibil Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Perfektní obrázek Love 
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vďaka :D
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:iconmyval-miki:
Myval-miki Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Necetla jsem to, ale krasny obrazek :D
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prečítaj si to, stojí to za to :D Len vopred upozorňujem :D Je to temné fantasy, a hooodne zložité a kruté .. ale aj epické :D
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:iconmyval-miki:
Myval-miki Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ok, až bude čas :D temné ani kruté mi nevadí, složité rozmotám a epické super :D 
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trúfla by som si povedať že Malazská kniha Padlých je lepšia séria ako Pán prsteňov :D Priprav sa na dlhé obliehanie :D tých kníh je veľa a strán majú ešte viac :D
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:iconmyval-miki:
Myval-miki Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Fakt? Tak na to se těším :D
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:iconmontieze:
Montieze Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is really amazing and I really know how you feel *sniff*, I just finished the third book (Memories of Ice) and this far that's my favorite so I can just recommend you to continue reading :D It gets even better... in every way, I think! Anyways, I love this :heart:
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was in really huge shock when I was reading this scene :D And yes, I have plan, to read all books related to Malazan series :D
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:iconmontieze:
Montieze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
Me too... I honestly did not expect that, which is also why I love Steven Erikson that much - you never know what's going to happen next :D Ah, perfect! :D
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :D Malazan books are even better than Tolkien series :D
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:iconmontieze:
Montieze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
Oh yes :D And much more unpredictable and I wonder how there can still be people left alive in that world :XD:
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because they suddenly come back to life :D
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:iconmontieze:
Montieze Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
Haha, then there's also that... :D
I was speaking more in terms of the general masses but ok :XD:
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helo5001 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
amazing
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:iconefirende:
Efirende Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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