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Hidden hands pluck the strings of tyranny tue a fell chorus. While the climaxes of the preceding books tend to commence around the last ten percent or with two main chapters remaining, we are treated to a doubly extended climactic ending in this volume.

In an interview, Erikson has stated that he found it a bit difficult to write the novel because of personal issues. Martin with their large casts, it’s that stories on an epic scale that have only one main character are unrealistic. Hounes, I look forward to reading the final two Erikson books after I have read the next two Esslemont ones: In fact, my initial read suffered because of this aspect. I would say that the first two thirds are thoroughly too slow for my liking Giving this a 4.

Their actions make sense within their own character context and nothing feels forced. The painfully slow pace for much of this installment made it the weakest Malazan book in some time, although the typically awesome ending went some way to redeeming it.

This was another good instalment of Steven Erikson’s fantastic Malazan series.

Malazan Book of the Fallen. However, being in the right state of mind as I tackled my reread and having gained a newfound appreciation for deep ruminations, I experienced a significant improvement in my level of enjoyment while reading this tome. Redemption waits, like a side door, there in whatever court of judgement we eventually find ourselves. A number of people came back to the city and they have no idea what to do in there, which leaves a lot of time for them to ponder on philosophical questions.


None of it works. The first is in a “necropolis of sorts”where two people, who are revealed to be dead, witness a meeting between Hood, Edgewalker, Shadowthrone and Anomander Rake, though they are not privy to what is discussed.

Brilliance is in small details. There are obviously some risks with civilization, but nothing good is easy.

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amlazan Don’t get me wrong, it was still good, but it was clearly building up to some spectacular and more served that purpose than standing on its own. The beginning of the end has been sparked and my journey within this gigantic series is very close to the end.

What sort of mind thinks that?

At the same time, Erikson was capable of telling an undiminished epic fantasy quality while effectively portraying what the hpunds felt with minimum words. Should redemption given for free? Erikson writes a great ending that even though who do will suddenly find the book impossible to put down.

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It’s just a sword. The story follows him and all the wrongs that are done to him but he’s also unknowingly one of the major turning points for some of our long-term major characters and his adventure causes them to act too, bringing mayhem. Subterranean press cover by Marc Simonetti. Hate was a lie that in feeding fills the hater with the bliss of satiation, even as his spirit starves And Shadowthrone generously donates The Hounds of Shadow to the party and we all know the Hounds and civilization mix about as good or worse than Karsa.


There seemed to be an excessive amount of introspection and self indulgent musings yes, more than usual touching on the usual Steven Erikson favourites ie politics and religion. And yet, I leave it without being overwhelmed with emotion, no weeping buckets or stress palpitations. But the way he had done it, through seemingly insignificant character and within a minor story in the book, is a masterful preparation for his readers for what is to come by the end.

I mean, Erikson has already spilled a ton of ink across a nearly countless number of characters and plot lines. Now that last third was something. It was a tale well told.

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As much as we like to tell history as the shaping of great individuals, it’s simply not true. He glared at the white Hounds. And this is exactly what happened here. Riesci a vederci, Hood?

The rules of the game are simple: Works by Ian Cameron Esslemont. Overall this was one of the weaker installments hojnds the Malazan franchis but one that still had plenty of stuff going for it. You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Where do you draw the line between the redeemables and irredeemables? Karsa, Samar and Traveller made this book more fun, the dialogue between Karsa and Samar is one of one favourites in the book, and guess what they are also heading to Darujhistan.