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This is a Buddy Read for The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson starting November 16, 2018.
The Bonehunters (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #6) by Steven Erikson


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Dramatis Personae (This should get you excited!)

The Malazans
Empress Laseen, ruler of the Malazan Empire
Adjunct Tavore, commander of the Fourteenth Army
Fist Keneb, division commander
Fist Blistig, division commander
Fist Tene Baralta, division commander
Fist Temul, division commander
Nil, a Wickan warlock
Nether, a Wickan witch
T'amber, Tavore's aide
Lostara Yil, aide to Pearl
Pearl, a Claw
Nok, Admiral of the Imperial Fleet
Banaschar, an ex-priest of D'rek
Hellian, a sergeant in the city of Kartool
Urb, a city guard in Kartool
Brethless, a city guard in Kartool
Touchy, a city guard in Kartool
Quick Ben, High Mage in the Fourteenth Army
Kalam Mekhar, an assassin
Grub, a foundling
Selected Soldiers of the 14th Army
Captain Kindly, Ashok Regiment
Lieutenant Pores, Ashok Regiment
Captain Faradan Sort
Sergeant Fiddler/Strings
Corporal Tarr
Cuttle
Bottle
Koryk
Smiles
Sergeant Gesler
Corporal Stormy
Master Sergeant Braven Tooth
Maybe
Lutes
Ebron
Sinn
Crump
Sergeant Balm
Corporal Deadsmell
Throatslitter
Masan Gilani
Others
Barathol Mekhar, a blacksmith
Kulat, a villager
Nulliss, a villager
Hayrith, a villager
Chaur, a villager
Noto Boil, company cutter (healer) in Onearm's Host
Hurlochel, an outrider in Onearm's Host
Captain Sweetcreek, an officer in Onearm's Host
Corporal Futhgar, an officer in Onearm's Host
Fist Rythe Bude, an officer in Onearm's Host
Ormulogun, an artist
Gumble, his critic
Apsalar, an assassin Eye-open
Telorast, a spirit
Curdle, a spirit
Samar Dev, a witch of Ugarat
Karsa Orlong, a Teblor warrior
Ganath, a Jaghut
Spite, a Soletaken and sister to Lady Envy
Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas
Leoman of the Flails, last leader of the rebellion
Captain Dunsparrow, Y'Ghatan city guard
Karpolan Demesand, Trygalle Trade Guild
Torahaval Delat, a priestess of Poliel
Cutter, once Crokus of Darujhistan
Heboric Ghost Hands, Destriant of Treach
Scillara, refugee from Raraku
Felisin the Younger, refugee from Raraku
Greyfrog, a demon
Mappo Runt, a Trell
Icarium, a Jhag
Iskaral Pust, a priest of Shadow
Mogora, a D'ivers
Taralack Veed, a Gral and agent of the the Nameless Ones
Dejim Nebrahl, a D'ivers T'rolbharal of the First Empire
Trull Sengar, a Tiste Edur
Onrack the Broken, an unbound T'lan Imass
Ibra Gholan, a T'lan Imass
Monok Ochem, a T'lan Imass Bonecaster
Minala, commander of the Company of Shadow
Tomad Sengar, a Tiste Edur
Feather Witch, a Letherii slave
Atri-Preda Yan Tovis (Twilight), commander of Letherii forces
Captain Varat Taun, officer under Twilight's Command
Taxilian, an interpreter
Ahlrada Ahn, a Tiste Andii spy among the Tiste Edur Eye-open
Sathbaro Rangar, Arapay warlock

Prologue

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Lots of geography in chapter 1 so I put the map up.

Book 1

Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

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Book 2

Chapter 7 (A really long and amazing one. You're not going to want to put this one down so I recommend reading it when you have time. )

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

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Chapter 11

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Chapter 12

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Chapter 13

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Chapter 14

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Chapter 15

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The map will help show where they are going. On the link below you can blow it up to read it better.

https://atlasoficeandfireblog.files.w...

Chapter 16
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Book 4

Pay attention to the story starting book 4 and before chapter 17. It will affect things ongoing.

Chapter 17

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Chapter 18

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Chapter 19

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Chapter 20

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Chapter 21

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Chapter 22

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Chapter 23

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Chapter 24

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Epilogue

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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments Cool. I've already purchased my copy. Ready to roll in November.


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Mayim de Vries | 2831 comments Very excited. Totally ready.


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments Kinda a long wait...(shoulders sink, forehead droops forward to rest on keyboard)...


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Started this today. My reading time is very limited these days for something heavy like this. It will take me until the read starts to finish in all likelihood.


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments I'll start this before the end of October as I'm a slow reader.

(And I can't wait to return to Malazan.)


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3340 comments Feather Witch???


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Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Feather Witch???"

In the Dramatis Personae? You didn't think these worlds wouldn't collide? :)


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3340 comments I did, just not this soon. And I'm wondering how she gets from point A to point B...unless it's not physical and she's doing her mystical-woo-woo travelling.


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Though chapter 7 which could be the best of the series. No worse than top 5. You guys are in for a real treat. It's flipping long but worth it.


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments They're all long - but, that is part of the charm. Some stories just deserve long treatments.

"There are just enough words, Sir! No more and no less than what is required to tell the story."


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Graeme wrote: "They're all long - but, that is part of the charm. Some stories just deserve long treatments.

"There are just enough words, Sir! No more and no less than what is required to tell the story.""


This one is long even by Malazan standards.


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The two quotes are from different chapters. One you're through chapter 18 you can read this and see poetically just how brilliant SE is and how he loves the long game.

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I'm done. Even better the second time.


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Arka (ruineleint) In


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments Ohhh.... It's the 31st. Need to start this tonight.


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jess (nu6586) | 1708 comments Im so in. But will probably be about a week late in starting!


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Nobody starting?


Mayim de Vries | 2831 comments YES! I am starting later on tonight (once I murder the Monster Baru).

Oh so excited!


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Mayim wrote: "YES! I am starting later on tonight (once I murder the Monster Baru).

Oh so excited!"


Sweet.


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments This is my next book. Starting this weekend. Just needed to untangle myself from Hogwarts and a manifestation of unspeakable evil insanity threatening Midkemia.


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Graeme wrote: "This is my next book. Starting this weekend. Just needed to untangle myself from Hogwarts and a manifestation of unspeakable evil insanity threatening Midkemia."

Sweet.


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3340 comments I should be starting tonight or tomorrow.


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Veronica wrote: "I should be starting tonight or tomorrow."

Sweet.


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1652 comments Yes, I'll be getting started as well. Looking forward to rereading this one :)


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Arka (ruineleint) Started. Read the prologue. Fell in love all over again.

In this book SE starts off something which I only really appreciated the second time around.

Warning: whole book spoilers

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Arka (ruineleint) OK, I feel like an idiot.

This is my 4th read of Bonehunters and only now do I notice that right at the start of Chapter 1 when Apsalar walks into an inn and there is a young man enthusiastically talking to his friends and she smiles sadly, this is a reference to Crokus and his friends back in Gardens.

Its these little callbacks that make rereading these books so special.


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Arkadeb wrote: "Started. Read the prologue. Fell in love all over again.

In this book SE starts off something which I only really appreciated the second time around.

Warning: whole book spoilers

[spoilers rem..."


I recognized it the first time around and it was the one thing about the book that bothered me. The second time around I got why it happened.


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Arkadeb wrote: "OK, I feel like an idiot.

This is my 4th read of Bonehunters and only now do I notice that right at the start of Chapter 1 when Apsalar walks into an inn and there is a young man enthusiastically..."


There are a ton of GotM references in this one. Some of the later ones affected me so much more this time around. Just brilliant tie-ins and prose.


Choko (chokog) | 5098 comments I will be here by Sunday...


Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments I’ll be seriously starting either tonight or tomorrow for sure. Read a couple of pages of the prologue, but decided to finish another book first so that I can concentrate on this 100%. Excited to see how the convergence of the two storylines will shape up!


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments 2% in....

"... then collected his weapons and set off to find the demon's trail"

And so it begins, a fell creature unleashed from a dreadful prison and the first of the wardens to pursue it seeks it out.

Questions: (view spoiler)

It's a good opening with immediate questions put to the reader.


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Graeme wrote: "2% in....

"... then collected his weapons and set off to find the demon's trail"

And so it begins, a fell creature unleashed from a dreadful prison and the first of the wardens to pursue it seeks..."


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Graeme Rodaughan | 2038 comments Interesting, Scott. I'll have to put my thinking cap on.

But my first thought would be (view spoiler)


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Graeme wrote: "Interesting, Scott. I'll have to put my thinking cap on.

But my first thought would be [spoilers removed]"


He not in Seven Cities. He's back in Genebackis.


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