Tremendously rich narrative full of intrigue and characters which are well developed and easy to picture in my imagination.
With the notable exception of Anomander Rake, I never found the Tiste characters or the plot pieces dealing with them particularly interesting.
Highly recommended for any reader of complex fantasy, but especially for anyone who's read the Malazan series at least once through.
It's Erikson, and that says it all: it just can't be bad! Fascinating characters in all shades of grey, interesting setting, story making sense and telling us a lot about the world... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Colombina
Very good and ties in well with the previous Malazan books, but it's a bit more drawn out than those previous books; takes a bit more patience to wade through the philosophical... Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Savage
This gives a good backdrop to the Malazan stories. I am truly impressed with the breadth of vision here. The writing style also seems changed from the Malazan series. Read morePublished 3 months ago by turtle
The book throws so many large deep thoughts that most are lost in the long windy speeches.
I will recommend this book to. Read more
Steven Erickson is amazing. I'm an avid reader going through a few books a week, and I have to say he has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Billy