Our main POV character is Trull Sengar, a Tiste Edur warrior with a conscience who becomes increasingly concerned over what is happening to his people. Midnight Tides for Trull Sengar.
Overall Impression One thing I was warned of is that the books are not necessarily written in chronological orders. I bore a First Hero who became a god. Even if that thing is a stranger to so many.
The overwhelming cast of characters made me feel lost at times, particularly at the beginning of chapters were the story may focus on a different group than the prior ones. All at once the chamber seemed too small, its walls threatening to snap tight around her.
They had bargained with coins of pain, and those coins came from a vault that never emptied. He stood with the cup in hand, staring down at it. So, to backtrack slightly, ascendants, whether gods or not, seem to possess some form of power.
They look ready to try us again. Osserc is dead in our eyes and shall remain so. At the thought Cotillion sighed, suddenly morose.
But then, we have no problem forgiving him. There was, she observed, admirable perfection in this new state of things. Compared to him, George R. An enemy awaiting them all, unbowed, with inhuman confidence, so eager to spring the perfect trap.
We shall forget your doubts, yes. When I dream, I see them in their thousands, chewing at their own wounds. Awkward with your inheritance, the heavy blade turning this way and that in your hand. Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy sequence is one that continuously delights in wrong-footing the reader.
Is she out there. While gods have played key roles in the books, they generally direct events from afar. Now tell me, what of the Old Witch. I am a Bonecaster. Mathok keeps skewering me with that hungry look. I must admit I was a bit shocked with this start and with this character and I was wondering why the hell am I reading about this dude when there is a war going on, damn it.
As in every other book, the plot is epic and overwhelming. Elsewhere, a new threat has arisen: Better, Cotillion decided, than jaded scepticism. Is this why you wanted him.
Terrible mischance, or deadly nudge. Some books have been very focused on a single or just a few characters, such as Book 4: While the Uryd disdained use of the bow, they excelled with spear and atlatl, with the toothed-disc and the black-rope, and Synyg had taught his son an impressive efficiency with these weapons as well.
To slay the children who dwell there. A mix of disappointment with a WTF!?. Erikson started House of Chains, the fourth book in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, in an unprecedented step.
Unlike the previous three books, House of Chains started as a totally character-driven book that focuses solely on a completely new character, Karsa Orlong/5(K).
In one sense, consider Karsa’s tale at the opening of House of Chains as a walk back through time, to the world of, say, Beowulf. As much as we find Beowulf entertaining as a poem, and can even admire it, its ‘barbaric’ sensibilities are profoundly alien to us. Buy House Of Chains by Steven Erikson (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.
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Welcome to the Malazan Re-read of the Fallen!Every post will start off with a summary of events, followed by reaction and commentary by your hosts Bill and Amanda (with Amanda, new to the series.A brief review of the reading house of chains by steven erikson