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Erikson and Esslemont - Malazan > Memories of Ice [May 18, 2018]

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message 1: by Niki Hawkes, I made it past GOTM... barely (new) - added it

Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller | 7054 comments Mod
This is a Buddy Read for Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson starting May 18, 2018.
Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3) by Steven Erikson


Teresa | 5 comments Consider me in.

It's gonna be my first buddy read, wohoo :)


message 3: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (last edited Apr 26, 2018 12:26PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
I'm sure I'll still be in when the time comes but before you read Blood and Bone it's important to re-read this prologue and pay close attention to the parts about Kallor, Jacuruku and Ardata. You're so far away from that book you're going to forget a lot of it.

Enjoy this is one truly epic prologue.

Prologue

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Chapter one

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Chapter two

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Chapter three(part 1), there is a lot going on and revealed in this chapter.

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 3 continued
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Chapter 4

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 5

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Chapter 6

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End of book 1.

Chapter 7 Part 1

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Chapter 7 part 2

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chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Chapter 10

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Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Chapter 14

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Chapter 15

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 16

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Chapter 17

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 18

This is another long one.

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 19

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Chapter 20

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Chapter 21

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 22

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chapter 23

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 24

One of my top ten scenes for the entire series in this one.

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
chapter 25, one of the top ten chapters in the series, if not top 5 or top 3.

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Epilogue

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message 17: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (last edited May 23, 2018 05:29AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Quick Ben


City of Coral


Tool



Rake




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Margret | 3170 comments Mod
I may actually hold off reading until May so I have some friends to motivate me!


Olivia (vinjii) | 1055 comments I’ll join for this one


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Hacen | 881 comments I'm in!


Graeme Rodaughan | 2041 comments I've just bought this today on Kindle. Ready to roll in May.


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Arka (ruineleint) In


Lundos | 392 comments Oh yes.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Starting so I can fill in the chapter overviews. So excited for this one. Things start to change and simultaneously take shape.


Mayim de Vries | 2864 comments *waving from Laughter's End* I'll be here. Freezing and melting chapter by chapter.


Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments I’m joining too. Thanks again for the notes Scott!


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3340 comments I'll be here.


Graeme Rodaughan | 2041 comments Looking forward to reading this.


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Angela | 3517 comments Mod
This is such a great book. Enjoy.


Miche | 2939 comments It is a great book indeed! :)

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.


Graeme Rodaughan | 2041 comments Started this last night. I'm a slow reader and I'll get a headstart before everyone else catches up. I'll start comments when everyone else is here.


Mayim de Vries | 2864 comments I am SO pumped for this! I cannot wait to go back to the story proper. I expect to start just on time as I have a huge real-life deadline on May 15.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Can somebody who has read at least through RotCG read my chapter 7 spoilers and let me know if I give too many hints or reveal too much. This like chapter 5 has so many far reaching consequences for the series. I've spelled out a lot of things.


Potbrick | 12 comments Gonna be joining this, now that summer's here I've the time.

Also for anyone that has read Midnight Tides, the Daily Kos has a great article talking about its depiction of Imperialism: The Language of the Night: Capitalism and Fantasy



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Lundos | 392 comments So, I started the other day and I'm savoring every page. So much is happening, but the first 15(ish)% is setting the story up.

We also get a few nuggets about how the Malazan Empire conquers cities and a bit about the setup of the Deck of Dragons.
(view spoiler) That's so clever a magic system that I don't know where to start (and yes, I'm familiar with the GURPS magic system).

We are also introduced to more of the Bridgeburners, which are always nice, Gruntle, Stonny and a couple others, and we have the meeting with the two armies discussing ... well a lot of things.
EDIT: Uh, and Lady Envy and the Seguleh (and Toc and Tool) and so many others. So many great characters. Luckily the book is long so we get more fun.


Lundos | 392 comments Scott wrote: "Can somebody who has read at least through RotCG read my chapter 7 spoilers and let me know if I give too many hints or reveal too much. This like chapter 5 has so many far reaching consequences fo..."

Well, SE writes most of it himself, though, it's quite easier to understand when you know the rest of the story. You certainly cover all the important parts.

Is it too much? I don't think so. The casual reader will not be annoyed by the help and the more hard core fan will swallow it up like a cold drink on a hot day.


Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments starting today! Promising myself to take notes every chapter


Lundos | 392 comments Scott wrote: "chapter 5"

How funny was this scene:
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I have a weakness for Quick Ben. Since my first reading tGofM. I wonder who in the group created him or if he was a NPC?


Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments Starting Chapter 2

The curse of short term memory ...
Soletaken
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K’Rul
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Tool
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Lady Envy
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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Lundos wrote: "Scott wrote: "Can somebody who has read at least through RotCG read my chapter 7 spoilers and let me know if I give too many hints or reveal too much. This like chapter 5 has so many far reaching c..."

Cool, thanks.


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Lundos wrote: "Scott wrote: "chapter 5"

How funny was this scene:."


Terrific scene. (view spoiler)


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Barry wrote: "Starting Chapter 2

Soletaken (view spoiler)

K’Rul
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Tool

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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1730 comments Possibly my favorite book in the Malazan series. I'll be joining late though. Glad we are doing these at a 6-week pace.


Lundos | 392 comments Rob wrote: "Possibly my favorite book in the Malazan series. I'll be joining late though. Glad we are doing these at a 6-week pace."

My favorite book of all time. :)


Lundos | 392 comments Barry wrote: "Lady Envy"

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Lundos wrote: "Rob wrote: "Possibly my favorite book in the Malazan series. I'll be joining late though. Glad we are doing these at a 6-week pace."

My favorite book of all time. :)"


I put them into three categories.

DHG, MOI, TBH, MT, TCG
GOTM, RG, DOD
HOC, TTH

If forced to pick from those top 5 I'd probably order it DHG, TBH, MOI, MT, TCG but we are talking such granular differences. I think the thing for me with DHG is how emotionally strung out it left me. The other books may actually be better stories and they had their own sadness and perhaps it's because DHG was the first time I had my heart broken by Erikson but I literally walked around thinking about that book for a solid week after I was done. I did with TCG was well but being the end of the series it was more depression over being done.


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1730 comments Scott wrote: "Lundos wrote: "Rob wrote: "Possibly my favorite book in the Malazan series. I'll be joining late though. Glad we are doing these at a 6-week pace."

My favorite book of all time. :)"

I put them in..."

DHG and MOI are very close for me to number One. TBH and TCG definitely belong in that top tier too. I think I need that second read of MT though, otherwise, I have it down a tier. I may have liked TTH better and move that up a tier, but HOC is definitely my least favorite and was hard to get through as it diverged from MOI so sharply. I suspect this will be revised as we churn our way through the series yet again :)


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Rob wrote: "DHG and MOI are very close for me to number One. TBH and TCG definitely belong in that top tier too. I think I need that second read of MT though, otherwise I have it down a tier. I may have liked TTH better and move that up a tier, but HOC is definitely my least favorite and was hard to get through as it diverged from MOI so sharply. )"..."

The hard part of MT was the first 8 chapters because it's like starting an entirely new series. I think on re-read you'll reevaluate it.

HOC vs TTH are polar opposites for me. HOC was very good but then that ending wasn't what I was looking for. TTH I was despairing for the first 80% wondering at the lack of focus the storylines had but then WOW that last 20%.


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1730 comments Lundos wrote: "Barry wrote: "Lady Envy"

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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Rob wrote: "Lundos wrote: "Barry wrote: "Lady Envy"

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I like OST. Don't read unless you've read the book. (view spoiler)

I'm interested on the re-read if I warm to Empire as a whole. I liked all the books but never fell in love with any of them. Path to Ascendancy the first two books were awesome.


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