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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
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Apr 03, 13

bookshelves: fiction, fantasy, epic-fantasy, moochable, read-in-my-40s, ebooks, meh
Recommended to Jon by: Fantasy Book Club May 2010 Selection
Read from April 04 to 24, 2010, read count: 1

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04/04/2010 page 1
04/05/2010 page 40
8.06% "Fell asleep on this page, not because it was boring, but because I was exhausted."
04/07/2010 page 82
16.53% "Starting Chapter 3. Struggling to discern the players, the plots, the world."
04/07/2010 page 103
20.77% "Starting Chapter 4; poor Paran ... or not."
04/09/2010 page 135
27.22% "Starting Book Two" 4 comments
04/11/2010 page 147
29.64% "Starting Chapter Six"
04/12/2010 page 165
33.27% "Starting Chapter Seven"
04/12/2010 page 188
37.9% "Startinh Bool Three - The Mission"
04/14/2010 page 224
45.16% "Oponn's influence felt at some of the highest levels of the Empire as it resides in Pale."
04/16/2010 page 253
51.01% "Starting Book 4 Assassins"
04/19/2010 page 275
55.44% "Starting Chapter Twelve"
04/20/2010 page 314
63.31% "Starting Book Five"
04/21/2010 page 349
70.36% "Events converging rapidly and characters advancing and mingling."
04/21/2010 page 362
72.98% "Worrytown wine on borrowed time ... Starting Book Six"
04/23/2010 page 388
78.23% "An acorn as lure for an undead tyrant."
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Stefan Jon, Deadhouse Gates is great, but book 3, Memories of Ice, is where the series goes from good to excellent. Please make sure to read Memories of Ice!

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Jon That might explain why I can't find a trade paperback edition anywhere for Memories of Ice. If I'm going to invest in a series, I'd like to own trade paperbacks if possible (or hardcovers, but since I've got the first one in TP ...).

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll tackle Deadhouse Gates next month.

Stefan I hope you enjoy it. Deadhouse Gates was the point where I started loving the series, and with Memories of Ice I was blown away. It's tremendously frustrating for me when people give up after Gardens of the Moon, because it's so much weaker than the other books (although it's marginally more enjoyable when you re-read it after having read some of the other books).

Sherryl I too had trouble with the first half of this book but when I men the Daru crew, thst's when the dice really began to roll. This is a good book, an entrance to my opinion the best epic fantasy series being published today.

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