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Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson
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Aug 08, 2011

really liked it
Read in November, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 3

I think, had it been a standalone and not the fifth book in a series, I would have had less reservations about Midnight Tides; or at least that I'd not need to qualify that I liked it. But as is, it just seemed like a bit of a jarring departure from the main sequence of events in the Malazan series.

That said - I liked it, though it took me awhile to get into it (much like House of Chains, actually). I found the beginning to be rather slow-paced, and I didn't really feel much of a connection to the characters. As usual, though, the story became more compelling the further I got into it, and I really felt Trull Sengar's horror as the world he knew seemed to be descending into madness... Also, the subterranean rumblings of Major Goings-On In the World make my ears prick up like anything.

Of course, who can forget Tehol and Bugg? They make the entire book, I swear.

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