The House of Chains is a book by Steven Erikson. It was first published in 1997 by Tor Books.The book was praised for its "ambitious and detailed world-building through which Erikson explores the effects of the destruction of civilization as seen by the denizens of the post-apocalyptic world. As a result, Erikson has invented a world in which the concepts of religion are deeply embedded in society, and humans are "a species that believes in
Steven Erikson is a Canadian writer of fantasy. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1954. His first novel, THE GREAT EXPOSITION (1971), New American Library, was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, and was also an ELLE Best Book of the Year. His second novel, THE LAND OF CONFLICT (1972), was also recognized as a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award.