The Bonehunters: Book Six of The Malazan Book of the Fallen (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #6)
GRR Martin got famous by killing off a beloved character. He did it once, and since th...more
Finally finished! I haven't had much reading time this whole past month, and I have been so so frustrated, because this is such a marvelous addition that continues to satisfy and feed my obsession with this series. Also, it does meander a bit in the middle so it's not as...more
I have to add one thing though, because it probably didn’t help my experience either: I was half way into the book when I put it on hold because I left on holiday (and Erikson really doesn’t qual...more
It took me the better part of the month to work -- yes, sometimes it really felt like a chore, but which ultimately paid off in the end -- my way through the sixth novel in the sprawling Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I found out that most of the things I’ve ascertained in my review of Midnight Tides (review) still hold true for its successor – The Bonehunters. Erikson is a genius epic fantasy writer, but alas, the series is...more
Never-the-less, the Bonehunters was a little disappointing. The first half was great, and I couldn't put it down. But a little over halfway through, everyone starts traveling, and things get boring. One of my favorite aspects of this series is Erikson's willingness to kill off characters that the rea...more
The theme of my limited review is commitment, so if anyone is uncomfortable with that, I recommend a review written by the TNT tag team over at Speculative Fiction who wrote a great one about the book. No commitment required.
At a bit over 1,200 pagers of densely packed script, it was a commitment to read The Bonehunters. In fact, since about book four, picking up an Erickson book has been about like agreeing to date exclusively. I have been reading a few other things on the side, but...more
I almost dropped it to 3 stars, as there were lots of WTF moments and confusing drawn out parts. In truth, this book could have probably been half the length and been just as good (as long as it was the right half).
The Bonehunters were great. Paran, Kalam and Quick Ben, and Karsa Orlong. Oh, and I loved (view spoiler)[our first real interaction with Laseen, the Empress. (hide spoiler)] Badass stuff.
When this book was good, it was fantastic. When not as good, it was like a big, long "...more
The Seven Cities Rebellion has been crushed. Sha'ik is dead. One last rebel force remains, holed up in the city of Y'Ghatan and under the fanatical command of Leoman of the Flails. The prospect of laying siege to this ancient fortress makes the battle-weary Malaz 14th Army uneasy. For it was here that the Empire's greatest champion Dassem Ultor was slain and a tide of Malazan blood spilled. A place of foreboding, its smell is of death.
But elsewhere, agents of a far greater conflict have made
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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And what about "The Bonehunters"? It is less of jewel than its predecessor, "Midnight Tides" and it does not build up to a crescendo as many of...more
In seriousness, I think there was some real danger at some point there that Heboric stopped having to do with jade statues from space but I did not ultimately understand this subplot at all. Maybe it becomes clearer later. Maybe I misse...more
An interesting kind of good… if only in contrast to the rest of the series. The kind of good that can only happen in a series. I mean, I suppose it could happen with enough build up in one book BUT this book is 1200 pages. Sixth book in, and 1200 pages. So I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s probably not like the kind of thing you would ever see in a stand-alone. Or even in a trilogy. Things have finally started coming together. Violently. Duh, right?
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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კარსა და იკარიუმი ნერვებზე თამაშობენ უკვე, დახოცონ ერთმანეთი და ნორმალურს ხალხს მოეშვან, კოტილიონი ეპიკია, დარჩენილი BB-ებიც თავისთავად, ეს ბოთლი ვერ გავიგე საერთოდ რა მოვლენაა, ქალი ჩარაქტერები ჯერ კიდევ არ ვარგა, ერთადერთი აპსალარი იყო კარგი, 300 კაცი რომ მოკლა და შემდეგ სცენაში ქათერი მის ცეკვას რომ იხსენებდა ძალიან მაგარი იყო... კოტილიონის სცენაზე გული მომიკვდა... მაპოც მეცოდე...more
From a shaky, stop-start beginning, I've made my way from Darujhistan to Seven Cities and beyond, back in time, to Lether. With each new book, I've delved deeper and deeper into the histories of this fantastical world and now,...more
Some annoyances. A woman taking moral lessons off a murdering rapist about the evils of progress probably isn't the best way to start a book, but at least it didn't keep up like the anti-capitalist screeds from the last book. And the ending w...more
In recent years epic has grown to mean anything that is “heroic, majestic, or impressivel...more
It was great to be back with some of the characters I've come to love, particularly certain soldiers of the Malazan army. I think one of the reasons I didn't like MT as well was due to the lack of Malazan army grunts--they're probably one of my favorite things about the series.
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Omigod that was awesome. Now, what exactly happened, and why is the next Big Thing going to be a lot bigger and a lot wo...more
Unlike most of the Malazan novels, I did not find The Bonehunters to have a slow start. Most likely, this is due to the fact that it did not focus on a new location with a multitude of new characters. This allowed me to breeze through the novel much quicker than I had the previous ones (I would have finishe...more
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