Malazan Book of the Fallen (Malazan Universe)

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  1. The Blackfish

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    Major Redmask spoiler

    not really, but is it the most disappointing storyline in the whole series?
     
  2. Irush

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    I love this series but I still can’t get over the dinosaurs with sword hands shit

    Cracks me up every time
     
  3. RonBurgundy

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    Yes by far can’t think of anything close.
     
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  4. The Blackfish

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    Also I was thinking the other day, I've confused the endings of Reaper's Gale and Toll the Hounds
     
  5. The Blackfish

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  6. RonBurgundy

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    For the longest time I was just imagining them more like a demon with sword claws, then rereading the descriptions the next time they showed up I was like, oh shit it’s actually a ghost dinosaur with literal swords for arms
     
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  7. Irush

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    I am going to be disappointed if Erickson doesn’t give me AT LEAST 120+ pages of Karsa killing Rhulad again and again and again
     
  8. Irush

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    Bruthen Trana just made list of likable Edur go from 1 to 2
     
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  9. Irush

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    Ah yes the Bonehunters have arrived in Letheras
     
  10. Irush

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    Never seen a family compete for title of most arrogant fuck head like the Sengar family

    Man

    Binadas got off easy
     
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  11. Irush

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    These guerilla warfare sections

    So fucking good
     
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  12. Irush

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    Couldn’t DEFINITELY do without the sexual exploits of Triban Gnol
     
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  13. Irush

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    Ohhhhhhh boy this battle towards the end of RG
     
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  14. Irush

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    Someone definitely cutting onions in here as I read about Beak seeing his brother again
     
  15. Irush

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    40 pages left in RG

    I still have no idea what is happening during anything involving Icarium, the Errant, or the Imass
     
    #665 Irush, Oct 22, 2018
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  16. Irush

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    Ah man fuck

    My heart hurts now
     
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  17. Irush

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    Finished RG last night

    Cried

    50 pages in to Toll the Hounds
     
  18. The Blackfish

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    RG ending is a real kick to the feels. Toll the Hounds may be an even bigger kick. Enjoy, its a wild ride from here on out. One review I read of Deadhouse Gates back when I was first getting into the series was that the Chain of Dogs was foreshadowing the series as a whole. I found that to be very true.
     
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  19. Irush

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    Oh no this makes me scared
     
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  20. Irush

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    Funny how I kept complaining about wanting to go back to Darujhistan and now that I’m back I wanna go to Letheras
     
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  21. Irush

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    I just want Crokus to find love :(
     
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  22. RonBurgundy

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    I just finished the rest of my book backlog so I’m also on Toll the Hounds now.
     
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  23. RonBurgundy

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    I got to 20% in Toll The Hounds but now taking a break to finish Guns,Germs and Steel and Brief Answers to the Big Questions.

    Toll the Hounds starting slow, and I really can’t force myself to care about any of the remaining Tiste Andii characters outside Anomamder Rake tbh. Rest of the book has been p solid setting up, slow, but normal for the series.
     
  24. Irush

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    Can some please just fucking kill Clip already
     
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  25. Irush

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    I thought Toll the Hounds was slow but really I just couldn’t stop playing Red Dead Redemption 2.

    Now that I’ve beat it I should be able to get back into this full swing
     
  26. Irush

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    That ending to book one of TTH is just

    Fuck I’m excited now
     
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  27. Irush

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    Just met a real life human walking their dog named Tattersail
     
  28. RegimentML

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    Was it chunky?
     
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  29. RonBurgundy

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    THICC
     
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  30. RonBurgundy

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    TTH 30% through:

    Hot take - Tiste Andii are bitches
     
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  31. Irush

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    Room temperature take
     
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  32. RonBurgundy

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    Brooding melodramatic bitches. All of em. Fuck em!
     
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  33. The Blackfish

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    Shit just wait until you get to the Kharkanas Trilogy
     
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  34. lazy bum

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    While reading the so far released Kharkhanas books I like to think about how perpetually pissed Anomander must be having to live with these people. I think Silchas has fun with them, at least.
     
  35. RonBurgundy

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    Toll the Hounds 48% through
    Tiste Andii confronting the Dying God gives us our first HAIRLOCK reference in how many fucking books? Holy fuck I only have the vaguest of memories of where we last saw that doll. Have mercy on my brain, Steven.

    Side note, he uses a shit ton of Deus ex machina to randomly solve plot problems in the name of "No one knows how magic and ascendants work" cover. While I appreciate the creativeness, it does bug me in some situations.
     
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  36. RonBurgundy

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    Also fuck Clip. Top 10 least likable character.
     
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  37. Irush

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    500 pages in to Toll

    Tiste Andii are boringggg
     
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  38. RonBurgundy

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    At this point I would rather skip this 4 page Skintick POV and not know what’s hapoening than to put up with this boring bullshit.

    Fuck Tiste Andii!
     
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  39. Irush

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    Clip is a cunt
     
  40. RonBurgundy

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    Fuck me. 89% through Toll the Hounds and I went on the wiki to refresh myself about Dassem Ultor after

    "Traveler" finally gets to Darujistan.

    And I read a huge spoiler about him at the end of Toll the Hounds I haven't gotten to yet.
    Killing Rake??
    Fuck fuck fuck fuck
     
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  41. billdozer

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    Sorry part of the best ending to any of the books was spoiled for you.
     
  42. Irush

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    WHY DID I CLICK SPOILERS
     
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  43. Irush

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    I am an idiot
     
  44. The Blackfish

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    This was dumb

    This was dumber.

    Really sucks, I’ve been waiting for y’all to get to the end of this book.

    However that’s only one portion of this epic ending
     
  45. RonBurgundy

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    Holy shit that was a sweet moment, too bad I spoiled it for myself. Still cool though.

    Of the few things Erikson does poorly, I think most of his sword fights are too short. I think Sanderson does them much better. I think big battle sequences he is excellent though.
     
  46. RonBurgundy

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    I would pay $Texas for an Iskaral Pust and Kruppe buddy cop novella.

    What a series of scenes I didn't even know I needed in my life until this moment.
     
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  47. Irush

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    I’m so sad rn

    I’m almost 900 pages in but nope I just had to look
     
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  48. RonBurgundy

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    Rest of the ending is awesome as well but I feel shitty it was my spoiler that ruined that part.
     
  49. RonBurgundy

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    Finished. Read the last 20% of the book tonight. Couldn't put it down. Very good book overall, it just gets better and better towards the end.

    Couple of thoughts:
    Can someone simplify what Rake did to destroy the chaos/child god? He went into Dragnipur and help destroy the blind Tiste Andii responsible for creating the chaos child god? Or was his sacrifice just to end Dragnipur forever like Draconus said?

    Also, basically Aranatha/Mother Dark incarnate made the Dying god just run away out of Clip? That whole sequence wasn't super clear if that's just the end of the dying god forever or what. Also, where was Dassem/Traveller going that Rake was "in his way of"? He asked him to step down/away or he'd have to kill him, but I didn't understand what he was standing in the way of?

    Also, not sure what happened to the Traveller after the end of the story, completely glossed over that?

    Also, Clip still being alive is the worst outcome of the book, worse than Rake being dead.

    Also who was the unnamed elder god with Kruppe and the Bard at the end when Kruppe is dancing? I'm assuming Draconus?

    Overall, I think this is my favorite book in the series, despite all the melodramatic Tiste Andii bullshit chapters.
     
    #699 RonBurgundy, Dec 18, 2018
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  50. Irush

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    It was my own dumbass fault man no worries
     
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