Ask Steve Erikson: Midnight Tides

Now that Amanda and Bill are wrapping up their re-read of Midnight Tides, Tor is running another feature where you get to ask Steven Erikson questions:
The procedure this time around is pretty direct. Steven will do his best to answer your questions in the below thread as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the timing of the answers is subject to Steven’s schedule, of course. 
There are no strict guidelines for questions, but concise and well-composed questions are always always always best! And once again, a big thank you goes to Steven for taking time out of his schedule to engage in depth with fans of the Malazan series!
Head over to Tor and post your questions in the comments.