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Kathi's comments from the Beyond Reality group.

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Aug 02, 2015 09:38AM

16548 Helen wrote: "Bugg, just who is this guy?!"

RAFO (Read And Find Out)--I picked up some clues along the way but wasn't sure.
Aug 01, 2015 05:24AM

16548 Amanda wrote: "Also hoping to get started on the Malazan books I know I'm way behind you guys but hoping to jump in soon."

Welcome, Amanda!
Our Malazan book group is all over the place, and the various threads are all still open to read and comment, and most of us keep an eye on the older threads. Please join in!
Jul 30, 2015 06:30AM

16548 Welcome, Scott, to both the group and the Malazan discussion.
Jul 29, 2015 07:12AM

16548 A couple thoughts about Apsalar & Cotillion--I think she brings out his humanity and reminds him of what real relationships are like, whether the relationship between Apsalar and Cutter or between her and himself. I think he almost sees her as something like a daughter, except, of course, that he possessed her. Did some of who she is "rub off" on him the way he obviously left traces of himself in her? And does she see him as a kind of father, since she has lost hers?

As for Greyfrog--yes, what a jarring reminder of his alien, demonic character. He is more than a goofy companion who speaks oddly into one's mind. It was a good reminder to me that he was assigned as their guard, right? Does he not communicate with Scillara because she is pregnant? Does that set her apart?
Jul 25, 2015 08:31PM

16548 We have another pair of characters whose dialog provides some lighter moments but also some important hints, I think. Telorast and Curdle--fun if a little creepy.

Apsalar is embracing her assassin role, yet still is a somewhat naive and unhappy young woman. Her comment to Coltillion--"You are so unsuited to be a god"--so perceptive.

Karsa showed just what a tough guy he still is by battling and finally killing the short-tailed lizard.

We get some glimpses that Bottle may be a pretty special character. I like him a lot.

Wow, there is already so much going on in these few chapters. What stood out for you as you worked your way into this book?
16548 Started this last night. While it's nice to have familiar names and places, there are already new characters & places as well. I was a little taken aback in the Appendix at the long list of Ascendents--no wonder I can't keep them and the Elder Gods straight! And I have to refer back to the list of Warrens, too, since I can't keep them straight, either. Can someone remind me of the difference between Warrens and Paths?
Jul 24, 2015 07:40AM

16548 I finished some out of genre books (The Fan, Outer Banks, Weighed in the Balance), along with King Arthur and the 3rd Recluce book (publication order), The Magic Engineer. Dove into The Bonehunters last night.
Jul 18, 2015 01:15PM

16548 Helen wrote: "Going anywhere nice? I have two books that I need to read then I'll read two back to back. Finish school a week Monday, four weeks off for lovely reading, woohoo. Although I do have a 5000 word ess..."

My husband & I are going to spend 3 weeks in Ireland, visiting his cousins and playing tourist. I think it will be fun--it's been about 16 years since our last visit.
Jul 18, 2015 11:10AM

16548 Here's a general topic for people who have finished reading The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson.

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 22-24 of Book 4 (The Bonehunters) and the Epilogue.
Jul 18, 2015 11:07AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 18-21 of Book 4 (The Bonehunters).
Jul 18, 2015 11:06AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 15-17, finishing Book 3 (Shadows of the King) and starting Book 4 (The Bonehunters).
Jul 18, 2015 11:03AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 12-14 of Book 3 (Shadows of the King).
Jul 18, 2015 11:01AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 9-11, finishing Book 2 (Beneath This Name).
Jul 18, 2015 11:00AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 7-8 of Book 2 (Beneath This Name).
Jul 18, 2015 10:59AM

16548 SPOILERS only through Chapters 4-6, finishing Book 1 (The Thousand-Fingered God).
Jul 18, 2015 10:57AM

16548 SPOILERS only through the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Book 1 (The Thousand-Fingered God).
16548 Please let us know if you've read or are planning to read The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson.

Please, **NO SPOILERS!!**
Jul 18, 2015 10:52AM

16548 Tomorrow (July 19) will be our final week with Midnight Tides, so it's time to look ahead to our next book, The Bonehunters.

We will start The Bonehunters on July 26, but I am posting the discussion threads today because I have the time. This book will be spread over 8 weeks, with about 150 pages per week. I am spreading it out for a couple reasons--it is the longest book to date in our series read, and I will be out of the country for 3 weeks while we are reading this book, so it gives me a little cushion to keep up and to monitor the discussions as well as possible.

I hope those of you who are reading the series, at whatever point you are in the series, are enjoying the books and our discussion.
Jul 18, 2015 07:00AM

16548 Candiss wrote: "(I triple-checked all our lists, but no "Sparrow." I was pretty surprised it hadn't been read by the group, actually.) ."

If we did, it may have been back when this was a Yahoo group, but I thought that list had migrated here when we did. I thought I read it with the group, but I might be mistaken. I may have just read it based on recommendations from the group members. It's an excellent book!

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