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Anomander Rake


Tiste Andii / Knight of High House Dark / Lord of Moon's Spawn / Son of Darkness

“Anomander Rake's skin was jet-black, befitting Gothos' descriptions, but his mane flowed silver. He stood close to seven feet tall. His features were sharp, as if cut from onyx, a slight upward tilt to the large vertical-pupilled eyes.
A two-handed sword was strapped to Rake's broad back, its silver dragonskull pommel and archaic crosshilt jutting from a wooden scabbard fully six and a half feet long. From the weapon bled power, staining the air like black ink in a pool of water.”  Gardens Of The Moon / Steven Erickson

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CMVreud's avatar
Just another eternal wanderer, eternal warrior, eternal hero.
Or is he the same?
Serenit-Y's avatar
Now that's how you encapsulate a quote in Graphic detail - Have you read the war hammer 40K series?
dejan-delic's avatar
Tnx mate! I give my best with Son of Darkness. :)
No, I haven't read it. Is it good?
Serenit-Y's avatar
Some of em are, like the Eisenhorn series of books, fantastic read for anyone new to War hammer, but I've now I've gotten turned off them. Found  number of the books were Gory without real cause :/ not fun. But Eisenhorn I'd without a doubt recommend :)
andro334's avatar
I need to thank you for this piece as well as your other Malazan artwork. Seeing your art lead me to the books to discover who these characters are and the world they inhabit. I just finished Memories of Ice and I'm loving the series so far and it is all thanks to you! Keep it up!
dejan-delic's avatar
Tnx a lot! :) Must say it's a great honor for me to hear such thing! It's always a true pleasure to know that someone is discovered books by seeing your art, and Malazan is totally worth it. Best in the genre, IMO.
Sure, new stuff coming soon. ;)
TarienCole's avatar
If you can be anyone, be yourself. Unless you can be Anomander Rake. Then be the Son of Darkness. 
dejan-delic's avatar
Can't agree more, mate...can't agree more. ;)

Although, I think he doesn't like that title.

"So fear holds you in check, Son of Darkness?"
Rake scowled. "That title is held by those fools who think me worthy of worship. I dislike it, Baruk, and would not hear it again from you. Does fear hold me in check? No. As powerful as fear is, it is no match for what compels me. Duty." The Lord's eyes had shifted into a dun tone as they remained fixed on his hands, which he now turned palms up.

Just epic. :)
TarienCole's avatar
True. And yet, he is the Daughter of Mother Dark, so what else are you supposed to call him? ;)
dejan-delic's avatar
I know, I know...I think he doesn't like Mother Dear very much... :)
Lupine-Shadow's avatar
All her children felt betrayed. She created light and thus destroyed the world they knew. As for the art work at hand, very nice. Thanks for this.
dejan-delic's avatar
Ah, yes...Mother Dark. Totally unforgivable of her.
Not at all. Glad you like it. :)
TarienCole's avatar
Oh, I know that. But still, can't be helped. :lol:

Believe me. I *get* parental issues. 
dejan-delic's avatar
Hahaha...I believe you. :)
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sci-fiLover96's avatar
Wow!This is amazing!Anomander is one of my all time favorite book characters and that's exactly how i imagined him.Dragnipur looks amazing :D (Big Grin) 
dejan-delic's avatar
Hvala puno, Gabrijela, drago mi je da ti se dopada! :)
Maylar's avatar
No words...perhaps favorite yet, all though that is hard to say. One of favorites definitely ;)
dejan-delic's avatar
Why thank you VERY much! :) Really appreciate it! ;) Must say that "Malazan Book of the Fallen" truly captured me... ;) It's just too much inspiring, with great story, characters & beautiful written...if you like high military magic epic fantasy genre, ofc... :D
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