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Tor Books is excited to announce The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen, an ebook-only bundle of all ten books in the main Malazan Book. Malazan Book of the Fallen has 37 entries in the series. I heard that the Malazan ebooks contain errors. Malazan Book of the Fallen by SE . Search "The Malazan Empire" on Amazon to find it.
These characters, which may include immortals, gods, soldiers or the common man walking on the street, have their own histories, agendas, motivations, moral compass and reasons for doing various things.
Plus, this series has the most amazing duos! There are so many! You will laugh and cry at these duos as well as love them with all your heart. To summarize this huge review, I would like to reiterate that those earlier points are not critical in nature, but were meant to inform you how daunting it is to read this series. It is not to be taken lightly as it will consume a huge amount of your time, energy as well as mind. I did read the series again and it was a lot more comprehensible and rewarding the second time around.
But, it does deliver spectacularly! Making it all worth it and more. Dec 15, Sean Leblanc is currently reading it. I originally read the first eight books in this series as they came out. Psyched to be reading this series again, in one complete collection no less! As there are a total of ten books, however, I will update this review as I go We learn exactly who and what the Malazan Empire is; we're even given a small glance at the I originally read the first eight books in this series as they came out.
We learn exactly who and what the Malazan Empire is; we're even given a small glance at the bloody history behind it's current state. We meet what's left of the Bridgeburners - an elite squad of the empire's old guard. We're introduced to a plethora of gods and ascendants who not only shape the world but seek to actively meddle in it as well. All in all, a pretty good start if you ask me!
This first book centers around Malazan's Genebackan campaign. In an attempt to purge the last of old loyalties in a new empire, the 2nd Army - lead by Dujek One-Arm - are thrown into one impossible mission after another. It's at this time that the Ascendants enter the fray; Shadowthrone seemingly seeks to bring down the empire with his own demented schemes while the Son of Darkness allies himself with the Empress' enemies.
Meanwhile, Oponn stirs up trouble and sows chaos. Mortals become pawns in this wicked game, but the gods will soon discover they're anything but willing. I think what I enjoy most about Erikson and the world he's created is how refreshingly original it is. You'll not find orcs and goblins and all the rest here, but instead Tiste Andii and Jaghut and T'lann Imass among others.
Also there's really no clear heroes and villians, there's just people fighting against the inevitable twists of fate - and I can definitely appreciate that. I must say, too, that Erikson has envisioned magic - it's origin, it's use and it's effects - unlike anything else. It is the Year of Dryjhna, prophesied to be the year that the desert goddess Sha'ik raises the Whirlwind of the Apocalypse and takes back the holy Seven Cities. Seemingly all that stands in her armies' way is Fist Coltaine - once an enemy of the empire himself - and the Seventh Army, along with a handful of his Wickan clans.
Along for the ride is Duiker, a one time soldier turned Imperial historian. Meanwhile, Kalam Mekhar and Fiddler break from their fellow Bridgeburners to escort the once-possessed Apsalar back to her homeland. Of course, both men have their own reasons for this journey as well.
For Kalam, it is a return to his homeland - Seven Cities, on the verge of a rebellion he finds himself pulled into. Fiddler and Apsalar, accompanied by Croakus, set out in search of the legendary Tremorlor; a journey which finds them grouped with Mappo and Icarium, both legends in their own right.
We also meet Felisin, youngest daughter of House Paran, and the outlawed historian and one time Priest of Fener known as Heboric. Their journey is of an entirely different sort - from an Imperial penal colony, through a lost and forgotten warren, and finally to the very heart of the Whirlwind of the Apocalypse.
Newly outlawed Dujek One-Arm and his Host seek an uneasy alliance with old enemies - the warlord Caladan Brood and his forces - in the hopes of defeating the dreaded empire known as the Pannion Domin.
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While the alliance is strained from the very beginning, it's key players manage to find friends in unexpected places all the same. The first fresh and blood Imass in over the hundred thousand years has been born into the mortal world thanks to a ritual that took place in book one and calls her undead kin to the Second Gathering. This young woman, who houses the souls of two powerful mages and an Elder Goddess within her, finds herself in need of protection as powerful enemies set themself against her.
Toc the Younger makes his return, spit from the Warren of Chaos at a place called Morn. Together, they set off on their own journey toward the Pannion Domin. We also meet some other major players: Gruntle, a caravan guard destined to become so much more; Itkovian and the Grey Swords, an army dedicated to the god Fener; Kilava, fresh and blood sister to Onos Toolan, who defied the call of the First Gathering; and more.
And, it would seem, that all roads lead to the Pannion Domin Along the way many seek to tame him and use him, though as we learn, Karsa Orlong kneels to no one - gods or otherwise.
He travels alongside Onrack the Broken and two other T'lann Imass to the Throne of the First Empire to ensure it's protection against those who seek it. Meanwhile, Cotillion gathers agents - Crokus and Kalam Mekhar among them - to serve his purposes.
Crokus travels alongside Apsalar to the island of Drift Avalii to seek another Throne in dire need of defense. Kalam, on the other hand, travels back to his homeland to reek chaos among the Army of the Apocalypse. All the while, Adjunct Tavore and her army march toward Raraku for the final showdown between the Malazan Empire and the Whirlwind goddess. Among the Adjunct's army are some familiar faces - the newly reenlisted Fiddler as well as Gesler and Stormy We learn of Trull Sengar's tortured past, in the time before his imprisonment in the Nascent realm.
The Sengar bloodline plays an integral rule in the implementation of the Edur empire, especially the youngest of brothers, Rhulad. One is the King's Champion, one a former Sentinel betrayed by his kingdom, and the last is a seemingly destitute madman who is anything but. We also meet the undead thief Shurq Elalle and the undead child Kettle, guardian of a dying Azath house. Behind the scenes, the Crippled God continues to manipulate events in his favor With the rebellion more or less crushed, the Adjunct leads her Bonehunters across the desert in pursuit of the last remnants of the Army of the Apocalypse - now lead by Leoman of the Flails.
Their destination? Otataral Island, to the Jade Giants whose touch still haunt Heboric. Meanwhile, the war among the gods heats up as Ascendants either align themselves with or against the Crippled God.
Poliel, the Grey Goddess - now Consort within the House of Chains - unleashes a deadly plague upon the land. And the Malazan Empire is about to be forever changed However Erikson is a very inconsistent storyteller. On one hand there was never any central narrative drive to the series.
Although the ending shows something that might have been an ultimate goal, we never even receive any vague hints regarding it as the series progresses. Nor was this really a character driven narrative because of the too many POV's, inconsistent characterisation and the plot. Most of the time the motivations of the characters are not really apparent at all. While Erikson dealt with many interesting historical, sociological, and anthropological themes, they don't really make up for the deficiencies elsewhere in the plot and storytelling.
The first book seems completely disconnected from the rest of the series. Its as if the author suddenly changed his mind and decided to take the story in a completely different direction.
The series on the whole was a mixed bag for me. It was good in parts with some well crafted characters, but on the whole i feel like it could have been much better. Feb 23, Nate rated it it was amazing. One of the easiest recommendations ever to fellow fantasy fans.
Simply sublime stuff. If you read Gardens of the Moon and liked it and have an e-reader, seriously consider taking the plunge and buying this. Nov 04, Dimitra rated it it was amazing.
Where to start with this one? It's 10 books!!!
Steven Erikson sets the theme on page one. It a story about war and soldiers and at the same time it's not. It's a story about loosing sight of the things that count and a story about choosing your own battles and your own path. It's long, yes. It's frustrating when at least for the half of gardens of the moon you try to keep up with the characters being introduced and when the series splits the story line and you have to wait to get to book six to Where to start with this one?
It's frustrating when at least for the half of gardens of the moon you try to keep up with the characters being introduced and when the series splits the story line and you have to wait to get to book six to pick up where you left from book three you kinda want to shout to Mr. And we are talking many many characters, spanning from ordinary soldiers, to mages, to ascendants, to gods and soooo many others.
One of my personal favorites is Fiddler and as his once sergeant tells him " he was always the best of them" but it's not because after all this is a fantasy epic let's not forget he has awesome powers well he has but you kinda disregard the fact as he himself does in the book but because through a war spanning decades Fiddler remained humane, kind and thoughtful full of compassion. Then you have your bad guys. But Mr Erikson makes you empathize with them, makes you like them and feel sad when and if they go down.
You have your dubious characters and some of them stay that way right until the end. One of my personal favorites is Cotillion and Shadowthrone. Even the other characters in the books think of them as tricky bastards but again they are witty and likable.
In whole it took me six months to read the whole series and I don't regret the time I put it this book because I became emerged in the malazan empire and felt for all the characters and laughed and cried and whooped and shouted. And I consider it a big deal for an author to be able to do that. Yes it's a big series, yes you will get frustrated at times, yes the internal philosophy of the characters some times may tire you but it is totally worth it!
Get through those first pages and be welcomed to the malazan empire were ordinary people do extraordinary things. Nov 04, Alyssa rated it it was amazing. Dark, complex, beautifully real and emotional. Every character is a real person, and there are both happy and tragic scenes although much more of the latter.
Undoubtedly my absolute favourite book series. Some find it rambles but every word is carefully chosen, and I loved the feeling of being lost in a world I didn't completely understand.
For those of you who are unsure after the first book, persevere and be rewarded, but make sure you have ample recovery time after the most brutal scenes. When I was nearing the end to dead house gates I was on a lunch break at work, and couldn't do anything because I felt so broken..
You will find yourself laughing, crying and horrified at times, and in complete awe of the whole series. I also recommend reading the novels that connect in, they all connect in small but magical ways, and will give you more of a complete picture. Planning to do my reread in chronological order more or less Jan 02, Kirra rated it it was amazing. I've been reading this series over a two year period and it's been a hell of an adventure.
Started reading it in. Now, onto the meat of the matter: The world-building, story-lines and characters are intricate, detailed and inter-connected..
And there's so damn many of them.
The writing can get a bit long-winded at times where you're just itching to find out what happens, but the author doesn't let you off the ho I've been reading this series over a two year period and it's been a hell of an adventure. The writing can get a bit long-winded at times where you're just itching to find out what happens, but the author doesn't let you off the hook and continues to slowly wind out the plot-line Most books follow a predictable course of 1 major culmination of events per book.
That is decidedly not the case here. Trust me, when you think you might have it figured out, that this is it, that you understand the role of the characters, brace yourself, because you've been lulled into the oh-so-false belief that you, the reader, are in control. You spend hundreds of pages trying to piece the pieces together and then while you're still mulling things over the picture hits you over the head, too fast to even see it clearly, but solid enough to whack off one character or whole plot line!
No resolution, just a matter of chance. It's fantasy, but written so well it feels all too real.
Admittedly, in my fixated rush towards finding out what happens next I skipped over some of the prose, but there were some relevant tidbits to be found in that as well.
Note that I didn't give every book 5 stars, but the series as a whole clearly deserves it. The true ending fell a bit flat for me, just because I thought Dust of dreams was so emotionally demanding there was hardly much left to give in the end. That feels all too fitting as well and makes me wonder whether the author intended it that way. D Looking forward to re-reading it from the start note to self: Sep 04, Mats Sypriansen rated it liked it. Father, may I have another serving of pathos, please?
Grandiose, epic, complex, occasionally poetic, often meandering, yet only rarely annoying. A lot of patience for self-pitying characters required, as it is for philosophical ruminations that are, more often than not, trite, meaningless, and a stand-in for actual character development.
Ask Erikson and he will tell you that less is indeed not more. More is more, always. There is a weirdly fetishistic relationship with the idea of the soldier, who Father, may I have another serving of pathos, please? There is a weirdly fetishistic relationship with the idea of the soldier, who is canonized to an uncomfortable degree, despite voluntarily fighting for an expansionist, imperialist regime. The Malazan trains may have been built on the bones and faded memories of lesser cultures, but at least they run on time, am I right??
And at the end of each of these, you can see Erikson tugging at heartstrings so hard it feels oddly masturbatory. All in all, sure. Toss in some Hemingway or something in between, I dunno.
May 21, Durval Menezes rated it liked it Shelves: This is a really dark and heavy story, too much so for my current tastes. Didn't finish it actually didnt even properly start, just went through the 1st book's sampler available for the Kindle from Amazon , but it was enough to convince me this is not a story I want to read in full, at least not now.
Perhaps at another time when I'm carefree and buoyantly happy and need something heavy to drag me down a little View all 3 comments. Feb 17, Lundos rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best fantasy, high fantasy, dark fantasy, epic fantasy or whatever fantasy you want to call it series ever written.
Superior to all in language, scope, vision, plot, and characters. Already own all the individual "dead tree editions", but I wouldn't mind getting it on my Kindle.
Sep 09, Craig Leininger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Over 8, pages and 3 years of reading.
Usually fantasy reads are escapist, not this series. Real issues are tackled, everything from rape, to greed, and compassion. The characters are vibrant, not your run of the mill characters. Each character is fleshed out, and tidbits of their past are teased and you feel as if any of those could in themselves be a story line to follow.
The characterization is so great that you feel their pains, and triumphs, and deaths. The compassion theme is mos Over 8, pages and 3 years of reading. The compassion theme is most prevalent, other great themes are people either to stupid to realize something, or to uncaring to know about the stuff happening. Suffering is compounded from those idiots who allow it to happen.
Never trust a historian. The things anyone does for money, power, prestige. Best characters, I can't pick just one, so a list. Funniest would be Iskaral Pust, Cotillion is most shocking, Greatest growth, Crokus, Biggest dick you want to just die, oh man who to choose, Korbolo hit the nail for me. Oct 09, Dennis Berg rated it it was amazing. The seemingly endless and overflowing richness of story ever enfolding, evolving, wrapping, exploding, recollecting, connecting, spreading, dancing and transforming in an eternal dancing struggle of the beauty of being and existence is the concept which makes this series sometimes addictively enjoyable and definitely never enough - that is, of course, only if you share the libidinous passion of escapism as much as the rest of us loyal readers.
What makes this series truly special and worth it in The seemingly endless and overflowing richness of story ever enfolding, evolving, wrapping, exploding, recollecting, connecting, spreading, dancing and transforming in an eternal dancing struggle of the beauty of being and existence is the concept which makes this series sometimes addictively enjoyable and definitely never enough - that is, of course, only if you share the libidinous passion of escapism as much as the rest of us loyal readers.
What makes this series truly special and worth it in a whole 'nother dimension are the otherworldy special, breathtakingly beautiful moments and passages generated in - and necessarily only through - this priorly illustrated cascade of ongoing events. Feb 26, Beau Bourgeois rated it really liked it.
This series is quite a commitment. I read it about 3 years ago and it's very good as a whole but some of the individual books aren't great.
They're all pretty enjoyable but I had a really difficult time with a few things. I didnt like a number of main characters. Some of the books felt drawn out. This series is very difficult to follow from book to book and it takes quite a while to figure things out. Even after book 10 I didnt have a lot figured out.
So many of the stories and charact This series is quite a commitment. So many of the stories and characters either didnt have endings at all or didnt have satisfactory endings in my opinion.
All this being said, I still highly recommend the books of you're a fan of "high fantasy. May 27, Krishna Prasath rated it it was amazing. The best fantasy series I've read. It can be tiresome, but is absolutely worth it. Erikson's world building and intricate plot lines are stunning. At the beginning of the series it may not make sense, because the author just throws this massive new world with tons of characters at you, but if you cope with it and give it just a little bit of time, you will find yourself in a stunning world with brilliant POV style writing and character introspections.
I gave up reading it the first time round after The best fantasy series I've read. I gave up reading it the first time round after the eighth book, had to start it all over again, and boy did I find so many things I missed!
Second time round, as well! Great reread value, people! Feb 08, Himanish Prabhakar rated it really liked it Shelves: This book series is really awesome one. For me this whole book series is 4. Someone suggested me that this series is worth reading and I take the world and went for it. Each and every book in this series is good and the fantasy created is really good. An Awesome Plot. Gripping Stories.
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Marvelous Characters. Engaging Scenes. Beautiful Dialogues. From the start of Book 1 to Book 10 there was no stopping since the start. The series was so captivating that the excitement didn't stopped.
I loved This book series is really awesome one.
I loved it and really recommend this book to each and every fantasy lover out there. Jul 13, Doug Mason rated it it was amazing Shelves: Arguably on of the best fantasy series ever written and 10 book series was written in 10 years take that GRRMartin! Can't be described as anything other than gritty from start to finish, this is one unpredictable series.
I should read it again as I read it in order from when there were only two books out. One of the few series I felt compelled to donate to prison library I used to work at as I wanted others to enjoy it and not have to wait until I had the budget money to buy them. Dec 21, Kevin Cavnar-Johnson rated it liked it. I did it.
It took a year. Sheer stubbornness.
Some of them are very good though Deadhouse Gates and Midnight Tides being standouts and the conclusion basically stuck the landing even though I have some major complaints. Why did I do this? Would I recommend it to anyone else? Aug 20, Andy rated it it was amazing. Quite possibly the greatest fantasy epic I've ever read.
If you are a fan of fantasy, science fiction, military fiction or even mythology, this series has it. Initially reading it can be hard, the first book is deliberately confusing and vague in parts.
Read on, and you will find yourself enthralled. Jul 15, Dave rated it it was amazing.
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My favourite epic fantasy series. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you can grit your teeth through the high entry barrier and find that it clicks for you, then it's one of the most rewarding series' of books I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
It's a big investment, but the eventual payoff is amazing. Really enjoyed this! I wish the author would explain some things a little more in depth, but a lot of what is fun about this story is piecing it all together by yourself. It is extremely satisfying. Ready for the next 9 books Malazan Battle Royale 1 24 Sep 23, Malazan Battle Royale 1 43 Sep 23, Readers also enjoyed.
About Steven Erikson. Steven Erikson. Steven Erikson is the pseudonym of Steve Rune Lundin , a Canadian novelist, who was educated and trained as both an archaeologist and anthropologist. His best-known work is the series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Other books in the series. Malazan Book of the Fallen 10 books. Books by Steven Erikson. Trivia About The Complete Mala No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The Complete Mala I was wasted, was I?
Or of necessity kept under firm heel. Too many people like me on the loose and no ruler, tyrant or otherwise, could sit assured on a throne. We would stir things up, again and again. We would challenge, we would protest, we would defy.
By being enlightened, we would cause utter mayhem. This way, all my brilliance remains ineffectual, harmless to anyone and therefore especially to myself, lest my lofty ideas loose a torrent of blood.
Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The first novel, Gardens of the Moon , introduces the main players in the series. Plot lines include the struggle for power within the city of Darujhistan, the war on Genabackis , and the introduction of a new threat on Genabackis, the Pannion Domin. The second novel, Deadhouse Gates , takes place on the Seven Cities subcontinent and follows the Whirlwind rebellion and the rise of Sha'ik , focusing on a fugitive march across the continent called the Chain of Dogs.
The third novel, Memories of Ice , takes place back on Genabackis and follows the uneasy alliance between the armies of warlord Caladan Brood and the imperial Onearm's Host against the Pannion Domin.
Memories of Ice takes place during the same time as Deadhouse Gates. This novel also follows the trials of Karsa Orlong , a Teblor warrior setting out across the world from their isolated enclave. This novel does not feature characters seen in previous novels with the sole exception of Trull Sengar.
It takes place several years before Gardens of the Moon. The sixth novel, The Bonehunters , combines all of the previous strands and plots, with the armies converging on Seven Cities, and the Letherii setting out in search of warriors to battle their immortal emperor. The seventh novel, Reaper's Gale , takes the Malazan armies to the Letherii homeland. It also covers the Awl struggle against the Letherii on another side of the continent.
The eighth novel, Toll the Hounds , revolves around the Tiste Andii of Black Coral and some of the main characters who have returned, or settled, in the city of Darujhistan. The ninth novel, Dust of Dreams , revolves around the Bonehunters and their journey on their new, mysterious mission in the far-off sub-continent of Kolanse.
The tenth novel, The Crippled God , ties the various plots and armies together for the battle in the Kolanse sub-continent. The Kharkanas Trilogy Edit The three volumes that comprise the Kharkanas Trilogy are set more than , years prior to the main series and depict the splintering of the Tiste into their three distinct sub-races, a crisis caused by the actions of Mother Dark and her consort Draconus , and the refusal of certain Tiste nobles to accept their relationship.
This trilogy is notable for explaining many concepts and ideas left vague in the main series, such as the nature of the Elder Gods. After completing the first two books, Forge of Darkness and Fall of Light , Erikson took a break from the series to begin work on the Witness Trilogy.
The Witness Trilogy Edit Originally planned for when the Kharkanas Trilogy was completed, Erikson is currently writing a further three volumes which will be set after The Crippled God and will focus on Karsa Orlong and his long-held plan to bring about the fall of human civilisation.
The first book is The God is Not Willing. Bauchelain and Korbal Broach Edit These side-novellas depict the misadventures of the two titular necromancers and their long-suffering manservant, Emancipor Reese , who played a minor role in Memories of Ice.The sixth novel, The Bonehunters , combines all of the previous strands and plots, with the armies converging on Seven Cities, and the Letherii setting out in search of warriors to battle their immortal emperor.
Retrieved December 6, And I consider it a big deal for an author to be able to do that. By Book 9, you'd expect the build up to be exciting and gripping.
Write your review. Arguably on of the best fantasy series ever written and 10 book series was written in 10 years take that GRRMartin! Book Five of The Demon Cycle.
For Kalam, it is a return to his homeland - Seven Cities, on the verge of a rebellion he finds himself pulled into. Also, just think about a character that has lived for a hundred thousand years, all of them eventful. Except the list of 30 books.