March 24, 2013

Malazan Book of the Fallen

There's yet another book series that interests me, to add to the reading pile....

Being a reader, you always find new stuff you want to check out. In this case, there's a book series I plan to check out...well, whenever my reading pile is caught up. I'll get them as ebooks. They are the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. 

I have net read anything of series yet, and therefore don't know much about it. It's a fantasy series of ten books:

Gardens of the Moon
Deadhouse Gates
Memories of Ice
House of Chains
Midnight Tides
The Bonehunters
Reaper's Gale
Toll the Hounds
Dust of Dreams
The Crippled God

If anyone has read them, or heard anything about them, comment below. I hear they are among the best in the genre, with other current greats being Brandon Sanderson, Daniel Abraham, and George R.R. Martin. 


Brent said...

Malazan isn't just these 10 books, though! The world of Malazan was originally a shared RPG setting created by both Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esselmont, and the latter has also made his own contributions to the series with the "Novels of the Malazan Empire", which consists of the following novels:

Night of Knives
Return of the Crimson Guard
Orb, Sceptre, Throne
Blood and Bone

These novels contain events, characters, and plot points that are actually reference and IIRC play a part in Erikson's main story. In addition, Esselmont has a sixth novel (Assail) coming out in December which is set to act as a coda to both his and Erikson's series.

This isn't including by Erikson the Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, a series of novellas of which 5 are out with nine planned following the misadventures of two characters introduced in Memories of Ice, in addition to the Kharkanas prequel trilogy of which the first novel Forge of Darkness is out with Fall of Light out in 2014 and Walk in Shadow to conclude, as well as a planned sequel trilogy the main story to finish tying up any loose ends. And the Encyclopedia Malaz, whenever they get around to it.

Whew, sorry for such a lengthy post, but it is quite a lengthy series. I haven't read any of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series yet, but it's got me very interested and it's on my plan to read list as well.

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