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Anyone read Steven Erikson's latest stuff?


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Initial post: Jun 6, 2012 7:47:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2012 7:55:28 AM PDT
I'm coming to the end of the Malazan series and have really enjoyed it. I wondered if anyone has read Erikson's spin off stuff - the Korbalain and Broach stuff or the Ian C. Esslemont's editions. Any good? Worth reading?

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 5:59:21 PM PDT
Captain says:
Just as good as Malazan. You've had the introduction to Korbalain and Broach and it's more of that. Esslemont's writing is similar to Erikson's, intentionally, and getting into the back stories of episodes you're already familiar with is enjoyable. He's not of Erikson's caliber yet but getting better with every book.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:01:53 AM PDT
Glad to hear that. I'm a bit dubious about spin-offs as I've been burnt in the past. Loved David Eddings stuff but couldn't get on with his Polgara and Belgarath's spin-offs. Same with Terry Brook's latest Shannara editions where the science starts coming in. Think I'll give the latest Erikson stuff a whirl though. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 5:36:10 PM PDT
Anthony says:
I've read up to toll the hounds, i have the other main books, just haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

as for Esselmont, personally, i hated Night of Knives, but Stonewielder and Return of the Crimson Guard were both pretty good.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 6:56:24 PM PDT
fantasylad says:
An absolute delight
Knight of Nives will dazzle the mind and tickle the tonsils

I read this 3 years ago and it still leaves me buzzing

How about Gardens on the Moons? Should I read it and love it?

Memories of Ice was great as was dust of dreams and Midnight Tides

Have not read the rest!

Posted on Oct 7, 2012 5:34:06 PM PDT
The Erickson spinoff stuff is excellent, and some of the Esselmont stuff is good. I thought Night of Knives was decent, and The Return of The Crimson Guard was really good, but Stoneweilder is the first book I've ever started and not finished...

Posted on Oct 7, 2012 11:18:58 PM PDT
D. Robinson says:
I loved Gardens of the Moon, slogged through Deadhouse Gates, and am now enjoying Memories of Ice.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 4:24:06 AM PDT
Anthony says:
my favorite books in the series by far are Deadhouse Gates and Memories of Ice.
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