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Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
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Apr 02, 2010

bookshelves: fiction, fantasy, epic-fantasy, moochable, read-in-my-40s, ebooks, meh
Recommended to Jon by: Fantasy Book Club May 2010 Selection

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Reading Progress

April 2, 2010 – Shelved
April 2, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
April 2, 2010 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 4, 2010 – Started Reading
April 4, 2010 –
page 1
0.2%
April 5, 2010 –
page 40
8.1% "Fell asleep on this page, not because it was boring, but because I was exhausted."
April 7, 2010 –
page 82
16.6% "Starting Chapter 3. Struggling to discern the players, the plots, the world."
April 7, 2010 –
page 103
20.85% "Starting Chapter 4; poor Paran ... or not."
April 9, 2010 –
page 135
27.33% "Starting Book Two"
April 11, 2010 –
page 147
29.76% "Starting Chapter Six"
April 12, 2010 –
page 165
33.4% "Starting Chapter Seven"
April 12, 2010 –
page 188
38.06% "Startinh Bool Three - The Mission"
April 14, 2010 –
page 224
45.34% "Oponn's influence felt at some of the highest levels of the Empire as it resides in Pale."
April 16, 2010 –
page 253
51.21% "Starting Book 4 Assassins"
April 19, 2010 –
page 275
55.67% "Starting Chapter Twelve"
April 20, 2010 –
page 314
63.56% "Starting Book Five"
April 21, 2010 –
page 349
70.65% "Events converging rapidly and characters advancing and mingling."
April 21, 2010 –
page 362
73.28% "Worrytown wine on borrowed time ... Starting Book Six"
April 23, 2010 –
page 388
78.54% "An acorn as lure for an undead tyrant."
April 24, 2010 –
page 496
100%
April 24, 2010 – Shelved as: epic-fantasy
April 24, 2010 – Shelved as: moochable
April 24, 2010 – Finished Reading
May 9, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-my-40s
February 1, 2011 – Shelved as: ebooks
February 15, 2011 – Shelved (ebook Edition)
February 15, 2011 – Shelved as: epic-fantasy (ebook Edition)
February 15, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy (ebook Edition)
February 15, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction (ebook Edition)
February 16, 2011 –
3.0% "Starting the Prologue" (ebook Edition)
February 16, 2011 –
4.0% "Starting Book One: Pale" (ebook Edition)
February 22, 2011 –
page 52
9.54% "Starting Chapter Two" (ebook Edition)
February 23, 2011 –
page 83
15.23% "Starting Chapter Three" (ebook Edition)
February 24, 2011 –
page 108
19.82% "Starting Chapter Four" (ebook Edition)
February 24, 2011 –
page 140
25.69% "Starting Book Two" (ebook Edition)
April 3, 2013 – Shelved as: meh

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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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