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Orb Sceptre Throne by Ian C. Esslemont
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Sep 04, 2012

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A continuation of the world of Stephen Erickson and Esslemont's creation. Orb Sceptre Throne takes us back to the beloved city of Darujhistan, which once again shows it just can't get a break. Esslemont handles old favorites such as Kruppe and Rallick Nom well, while also giving us greater depth to cultures/groups such as House Dark, the Seguleh, the Moranth, and others.

Still, I could only give the book three stars, and that is because the editing was so poor. I found literally dozens of typos in the book that at times made sentences illegible and had the psychological effect as someone running their nails across a chalkboard. If they were part of a dialogue, it would have been acceptable, but they weren't. While Esslemont has some responsibility for this, Tor's responsibility is far greater, and I would have to say someone in editing didn't do their job. It's a shame too, because to me it takes a good solid addition to the Malazan story and make it seem sloppy and juvenile.

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