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This is a Buddy Read for Reaper's Gale by Steven Erikson starting December 28, 2018.
Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #7) by Steven Erikson


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The Letherii
Tehol Beddict, a destitute resident
Bugg, Tehol's manservant
Shurq Elalle, an itinerant pirate
Skorgen Kaban, Shurq's First Mate
Ublala Pung, an unemployed Tarthenal half-blood
Ormly, a member of the Rat Catchers' Guild
Rucket, Chief Investigator of the Rat Catchers' Guild
Karos Invictad, Invigilator of the Patriotists
Tanal Yathvanar, Karos's personal assistant
Rautos Havanar Master of the Liberty Consign of Merchants
Venitt Sathad, Rautos's principal field agent
Triban Gnol, Chancellor of the New Empire
Nisall, First Concubine of the old emperor
Janall, deposed empress
Turudal Brizad, ex-consort
Janath Anar, a political prisoner
Sirryn Kanar, a palace guard
Brullyg (Shake), nominal Ruler of Second Maiden Fort
Yedan Derryg (The Watch)
Orbyn "Truthfinder", Section Commander of the Patriotists
Letur Anict, Factor in Drene
Bivatt, Atri-Preda of the Eastern Army
Feather Witch, Letherii slave to Uruth

The Tiste Edur

Rhulad, ruler of the New Empire
Hannan Mosag, Imperial Ceda
Uruth, Matriarch of the Emperor and wife to Tomad Sengar
K'risnan, warlocks of the Emperor
Bruthen Trana, Edur in palace
Brohl Handar, Overseer of the East in Drene
Arriving with the Edur Fleet
Yan Tovis (Twilight), Atri-Preda of the Letherii Army
Varat Taun, her lieutenant
Taralack Veed, a Gral agent of the Nameless Ones
Icarium, Taralack's weapon
Hanradi Khalag, a warlock of the Tiste Edur
Tomad Sengar, Patriarch of the Emperor
Samar Dev, a scholar and witch from Seven Cities
Karsa Orlong, a Toblakai warrior
Taxilian, an interpreter
The Awl'dan
Redmask, an exile who returned
Masarch, a warrior of the Renfayar Clan
Hadralt, War Leader of Ganetok Clan
Sag'Churok, a bodyguard to Redmask
Gunth Mach, a bodyguard to Redmask
Torrent, a Copperface
Natarkas, a Copperface

The Hunted

Seren Pedac, a Letherii Acquitor
Fear Sengar, a Tiste Edur
Kettle, a Letherii orphan
Udinaas, a Letherii runaway slave
Wither, a shadow wraith
Silchas Ruin, a Tiste Andii Ascendant

The Refugium

Ulshun Pral, an Imass
Rud Elalle, an adopted foundling
Hostille Rator, a T'lan Imass
Til'Aras Benok, a T'lan Imass
Gr'istanas Ish'Ilm, a T'lan Imass

The Malazans
Bonehunters


Tavore Paran, Commander of the Bonehunters
Lostara Yil, Second to Tavore
Keneb, Fist in the Bonehunters
Blistig, Fist in the Bonehunters
Faradan Sort, Captain
Madan'tul Rada, Faradan Sort's lieutenant
Grub, adopted son of Keneb
Beak, mage seconded to Captain Faradan Sort

8th Legion, 9th Company
4th Squad


Fiddler, sergeant
Tarr, corporal
Koryk, half-blood Seti, marine
Smiles, Kanese, marine
Cuttle, sapper
Bottle, squad mage
Corabb Bhilan Thenu'alas, soldier

5th Squad

Gesler, sergeant
Stormy, corporal
Sands, marine
Shortnose, heavy infantry
Flashwit, heavy infantry
Uru Hela, heavy infantry
Mayfly, heavy infantry

7th Squad

Cord, sergeant
Shard, corporal
Limp, marine
Ebron, squad mage
Crump (Jamber Bole), sapper
Sinn, mage

8th Squad

Hellian, sergeant
Touchy, corporal #1
Brethless, corporal #2
Balgrid, squad mage
Tavos Pond, marine
Maybe, sapper
Lutes, squad healer

9th Squad

Balm, sergeant
Deadsmell, corporal
Throatslitter, marine
Galt, marine
Lobe, marine
Widdershins, squad mage

12th Squad

Thom Tissy, sergeant
Tulip, corporal
Ramp, heavy infantry
Jibb, medium infantry
Gullstream, medium infantry
Mudslinger, medium infantry
Bellig Harn, heavy infantry

13th Squad

Urb, sergeant
Reem, corporal
Masan Gilani, marine
Bowl, heavy infantry
Hanno, heavy infantry
Saltlick, heavy infantry
Scant, heavy infantry

8th Legion, 3rd Company
4th Squad


Pravalak Rim, corporal
Honey, sapper
Strap Mull, sapper
Shoaly, heavy infantry
Lookback, heavy infantry

5th Squad

Badan Gruk, sergeant
Ruffle, marine
Skim, marine
Nep Furrow, mage
Reliko, heavy infantry
Vastly Blank, heavy infantry

10th Squad

Primly, sergeant
Hunt, corporal
Mulvan Dreader, mage
Neller, sapper
Skulldeath, marine
Drawfirst, heavy infantry

Others

Banaschar, the Last Priest of D'rek
Withal, a Meckros Swordsmith
Sandalath Drukorlat, a Tiste Andii, Withal's wife
Nimander Golit, a Tiste Andii, offspring of Anomander Rake
Phaed, a Tiste Andii, offspring of Anomander Rake
Curdle, a possessed skeletal reptile
Telorast, a possessed skeletal reptile
Onrack, a T'lan Imass, unbound
Trull Sengar, a Tiste Edur renegade
Ben Adaephon Delat, a wizard
Menandore, a Soletaken (Sister of Dawn)
Sheltatha Lore, a Soletaken (Sister of Dusk)
Sukul Ankhadu, a Soletaken (Sister Dapple)
Kilmandaros, an Elder Goddess
Clip, a Tiste Andii
Cotillion, The Rope, Patron God of Assassins
Imroth, a broken T'lan Imass
Hedge, a ghost
Old Hunch Arbat, Tarthenal
Pithy, an ex-con
Brevity, an ex-con
Pully, a Shake witch
Skwish, a Shake witch


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Prologue

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Chapter 1........get ready for a lot of new character, yet again. After a reprieve in TBH where were knew most of the characters and only had a few significant new ones like Samar Dev, Telorast and Curdle (Temper and Edgewalker if you didn't read NoK) this one is filled with new ones again.

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Chapter 2

Going through these chapters I'm finding I need to comment less and less as the series should come into focus. I still try to concentrate my comments towards things that are series impacting or quotes I just cannot resist putting up.

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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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Chapter 7

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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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Chapter 16

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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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Final thoughts

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Mayim de Vries | 2890 comments Tehol! <3

I am here.


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments I am so excited for this one, since from here on out I am a newbie!!!


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1803 comments in.


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jess (nu6586) | 1720 comments So very innnn! Does anyone feel like these are just flying past us now?!?!?


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Everybody, not just my team, who's in the the team competition should start this January 1st so they get points. There's no partial points for things started before the year to make it less messy and everybody deserves credit for reading something this massive.


Mayim de Vries | 2890 comments I'll be here as soon as I finish the books of Raksura. I have two left so might be a little late with Christmas-y things in between.


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jess (nu6586) | 1720 comments Scott wrote: "Everybody, not just my team, who's in the the team competition should start this January 1st so they get points. There's no partial points for things started before the year to make it less messy a..."

Thanks for the reminder!


Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments Yup, I’ll be starting on Jan 1.


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One chapter and the epilogue left. It earned it's nickname of Weaper's Gale the second time as well.


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3474 comments I'm through the first two chapters and I already want someone to die a horrible, slow, painful death. Then I want that person to be revived and for the whole process to be repeated. *insert super angry face here*


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments We are going to count this BR for the 2019 competition, except for those who actually finish it before the end of the year... It's only fair... But I know I will start it on the second, since I am binge reading happy books until then😃. Happy New Year, my people!!!


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Veronica wrote: "I'm through the first two chapters and I already want someone to die a horrible, slow, painful death. Then I want that person to be revived and for the whole process to be repeated. *insert super a..."

You should have waited until Jan 1 for the reading comp.


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3474 comments Ahhhh, okay. I can stop and restart it on the 1st or 2nd. I'm not that far into it, barely 100 pages out of 1200+. I have another book to finish still before the end of the year so I'll just focus on that one.


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Sounds good.


Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 3474 comments But I still want that character to die!


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1803 comments Going to start on Jan 1 myself as well.


Andorion (ruineleint) Joining this soon


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jess (nu6586) | 1720 comments It’s the final COUNTDOWN...tadadaaaa.tadadataaa!
4 Days!


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Veronica wrote: "But I still want that character to die!"

He won't be the only one.


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jess (nu6586) | 1720 comments Happy New Year!
And in more important news, I’ve started!


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Jess wrote: "Happy New Year!
And in more important news, I’ve started!"


HNY! Woo-hoo.


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1803 comments And I've started my reread as well! I forgot how we have to catch up the Letheras timeline a bit so we can sync in the rest of the cast. (Frustrating waiting for the Malazan's that first time, this time far more appreciation).


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments Just started. Happy New year to all of you!!!😊😊😊

Now, when are we? I am just a bit confused. I know we are in the Letheras side of the world, but I am having a hard time remembering why .. Ch. 1 (view spoiler)


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1803 comments Choko wrote: "Just started. Happy New year to all of you!!!😊😊😊

Now, when are we? I am just a bit confused. I know we are in the Letheras side of the world, but I am having a hard time remembering why .. Ch. 1 [..."


They were caught between Midnight Tides and this book while foraging. This group is all on the run from Rhulad and co.


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments Thank you! I am starting to get my bearings now 😊. But I am with V, the f...ing Patriotists must die painful deaths!!! And since they will be dying anyway, someone should do to them what they do to their victims!!!😠😠😠


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jess (nu6586) | 1720 comments Starting Ch 3,

I have an idea who Redmask COULD be. Only click if you want my guess (view spoiler)

Anywho, if not, then I have no idea. Onwards!


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments Ch. 2... This is definitely very political and I love it! The parallel with our historical treatment of minorities, of the same minorities sence of self, and all together attitude of the suppressed masses and those who abuse them, is very spot on!


Mayim de Vries | 2890 comments I am starting too but I will be offline for a couple of days so my contributions will be minimal. :(


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Choko wrote: "Just started. Happy New year to all of you!!!😊😊😊

Now, when are we?..."


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Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments End of Ch 7

Redmask
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Tehol & Bugg
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Ublala Pung just made my day with his remark (view spoiler)

Hanan Mossag
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House of Chains
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Barry (boprawira) | 1182 comments Choko wrote: "Ch. 2... This is definitely very political and I love it! The parallel with our historical treatment of minorities, of the same minorities sence of self, and all together attitude of the suppressed..."

Interestingly, some of the passages were dealing with lies. Quite prescient what with the “alternative facts” trends that some politicians popularize, not just in the US, but in other countries as well.


Choko (chokog) | 5289 comments Barry, exactly! Over all, I think SE has his fingers on the pulse of how the world works very accurately...

Up to Ch 5... Honestly, I don't think we have met Redmask before, or I just can't think of who he might be. He feels like a new player to me and his two "guardians" have me completely perplexed, since this partnership seems to go against everything we know about who the KC's are... Let us see where we go with that. Can't wait 😊


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Rob (nefariasbredd) | 1803 comments Choko wrote: "Barry, exactly! Over all, I think SE has his fingers on the pulse of how the world works very accurately...

Up to Ch 5... Honestly, I don't think we have met Redmask before, or I just can't think ..."


I'm up to chapter 5 as well. Red Mask is pretty much Redmask. He has a whole internal monologue going on that suggests he is indeed what he claims to be or believes he is anyway.


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Books 1 and 2 of this novel are catching us up to the TBH timeline.


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