Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #3)
1: Being Vague, rambling plot with no little believable storyline
5: Ripping yarn, clever, thought provoking
Easily my favorite in the series so far. The whole series is an epic in story telling. It is not possible to do it justice in describing it here in a book review.
The story brought...more
We meet up with some old favorites in Dujek Onearm's Host and Caladan Brood's army as they join forces against the Pannion Seer. The Seer's army is made up of peasants cal...more
With the third book in the series we return to Genabackis, and most of the characters from the Gardens of the Moon with some new additions (because in epic fantasy, one can't have too many characters).
I'm not sure what it about this book, maybe it's because it's my 3rd Malazan book. Maybe it's the return to the characters of Gardens of the Mo...more
I am... impressed. Erikson is better, perhaps, than even...more
It’s good stuff. The books are thick, as is the fashion in fantasy novels following the mad success of Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. Still, don’t expect anything like Jordan’s stories here. Nor is it much like Martin’s Gam...more
Otherwise I LOVED this book, it's my favorite Malazan read. There were three times I actually started crying, I was so moved. And I mean crying-I bawled like a baby at one point-thank god I was at home!
Truly my favorite book ever! Malazan addict!
March 2013: Upon...more
I read this series and I live in this world. I live with the characters. It has become a part of me.
Erikson knows how to touch the hidden strings of a reader.
There were some emotionally powerful scenes in the book. A few revelations showed that not everybody were what they wanted us to think. When you think that the world could not be any bigger, we are shown yet one more niche with new people and laws.
I could not just fly through the book. It demanded all my attention and I savo...more
-The Mhybe storyline: Literally 150 pages of a character whining with nothing important happening. It is perfectly credible that given the Mhybe's situation she would be upset and give into self pity. But why do we need so many pages going over this?
-Inane Bridgeburners banter: Pages upon pages of the Bridgeburner characters talking about n...more
”Mortals are nothing if not audacious”.
K’rul glanced at the undead champion and smiled “Their most admirable gift, Hood”
So glad to be back on Genabackis. It felt comfortable to be back in a place we know. I waited too long to write this review (silly me!) to still give a lot of depth. But the most important things will stick with me.
Like the fact it’s hard to have allies and strategy meetings if no-one is putting their cards on the table. Like the fact that the Bridgeburners are an incredible s...more
A big bad guy (and I do mean - BAD) is entering into the game - The Chained God. The threat of this is so big - some of the Elder Gods are coming back just to stop it. It turns out - Quick Ben does not like the bad guy either and is determined to stop him.
The first move of The Chained God is to rouse some fanatics on the south of continent a...more
The Malazan series is one of the better fantasy series I've read in a while. It's extremely densely plotted, in a very vast and detailed world. Each book takes a new jump that leaves you wondering. Sometimes the books can be a little tough to follow and the characters are not the most detailed, but I really enjoyed these books overall. I can't wait to reread and catch up with the newer books I haven't read yet.
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So far in the three books we have met the forces of the Malazan Empire, the people of Pale (who fought the Malazan's), the people of Darujh...more
The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a fanatical tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the Word of its elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Dujek Onearm's Host and the Bridgeburners н each now outlawed by the Empress н alongside their enemies of old including the grim forces of Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, and his Tiste A...more
საუკეთესო სოუ ფარ მთელს სერიაში, ჩეინ ოფ დოგსის დონის ნაწილი არ ურევია მაგრამ საერთო ჯამში ბევრად უფრო კარგი სთორი და მეტი ძლიერი ჩარაქტერია.
პროლოგიდანვე ჩანდა რომ ჯაგუტებზე ბევრად მეტს გავიგებდით ამ წიგნში და მართლაც ასე აღმოჩნდა, KCCM-ები დიდად არ მომწონან, ეს მატრონის სისტემა და რამე, თუმცა მგონი მოვიცილეთსავით სერიიდან.
კაპუსტანის სთორი მთლიანად კარგი იყო, ნუ მორტალ სვორდმა რომ თავი შეაკლა ეგ საკმაოდ ცუდი გადაწყვეტილება იყო მაგრამ წიგნის ბოლოს ისეთები ქნეს მაგას ვინ ჩიოდა......more
Unlike the previous novels, the characters often seem to...more
The structure of the Malazan Book of the Fallen is a bit odd: Book 2 (Deadhouse Gates) follows Book 1 (Gardens of the Moon) but features largely different characters in a different situation. Book 3 (this one) is a direct sequel to Book 1, but takes place simultaneously alongside Book 2 and the ending sets up some even...more
Seriously though, now I *really* know why the back cover copy for these books was always so off-putting to me. It’s… like a wordsearch made up of cross-sections of the book.
A) It can’t possibly cover what is going on and
B) I wouldn’t understand any of it without reading the other bo...more
Erikson writes in a post-modern style. You are catapulted right into the action and exposed to character names, lore references, magical concepts and even fantastical races with no descriptions or explanation provided...more
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