Malazan Book of the Fallen (Malazan Universe)

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  1. RonBurgundy

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    Also did
    Draconus
    just not care about the end of the world at all? Wtf? Not important enough?
     
  2. Hammerhead

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    Just jumped on this thread for the first time in two years, and I have enjoyed the shit of the last hour reading this thread from pages 8-18 and seeing y'alls reactions to new books/chapters/events, etc. Thanks everyone, particularly Irush and RonBurgundy. I'll be back in a few days after I finish Kellanved's Reach.
     
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  3. Irush

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    Just hit page 800 ish

    Eat a dick Blistig
     
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  4. RonBurgundy

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    1602. Blistig
     
  5. Irush

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    Shit

    On to book 7
     
  6. Irush

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    Quick and Kalam are the Shaq and Kobe of fantasy literature
     
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  7. Irush

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    Tehol you beautiful son of a bitch
     
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  8. Irush

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    Every wayward child should spend a few hundred lifetimes dragging a wagon filled with bodies.
     
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  9. Irush

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    I just want a book that’s entirely about sappers
     
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  10. Irush

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    Shit on that fish face!

    Lmboooo
     
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  11. Irush

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    Ok been slow going the last few days but

    God damn this shit it’s wild.

    Commander Grub. Karsa’s bitch slapping Fener to death from another continent
     
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  12. Irush

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    “Did you truly imagine that we would say no?”


    Oh my god
     
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  13. Irush

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    I once shuddered so hard, I shit myself.
     
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  14. Irush

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    Motherfucker I completely forgot about
    Icarium
     
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  15. Irush

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    “That’s not nice”

    Fuck so good

    I don’t want this series to end
     
  16. Irush

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    I finished it

    More thoughts later today

    But I don’t know what to do with myself now
     
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  17. RonBurgundy

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    I'm listening to a really bad fantasy audiobook so I can talk shit about how much it sucks in comparison, then re-read Dune in April.
     
  18. Irush

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    Ok

    Loved this series. Felt like it lagged at times and some plots were introduced for seemingly no reason but still. The characters and the style choices he made to make it like a tv series jumping from scene to scene. Loved that shit. Epilogue almost had me crying in the coffee shop I finished the book in this morning.

    Top ten characters

    1. Fid
    2. Rake
    3. Tehol
    4. Cutter
    5. Karsa
    6. Bottle
    7. Ganoes
    8. Quick Ben
    9. Trull
    10. Brys

    Honorable mentions to Shadowthrone, Bugg and Helian. Fuck can’t forget Tool. Too many good characters
     
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  19. Irush

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    Also Greyfrog

    God damn it
     
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  20. Irush

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    Also feels like he left a lot of things open to possibly write another series
     
  21. Irush

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    Never read Dune but want to before the movie. Worth it?
     
  22. billdozer

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    Meh, I thought it was okay, but nothing special.
     
  23. The Blackfish

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    He is writing other series currently
     
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  24. RonBurgundy

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    its above average but nothing exceptional imo.
     
  25. Irush

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    Is that the one just about Karsa?
     
  26. The Blackfish

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    He had written 2 books of a trilogy on the Tiste people (Kharkanas Trilogy) and is working on the Kara’s trilogy right now.

    In a month the 3rd book of Esselmont’s trilogy on the backstory of Kellanved and Dancer comes out. First two books were phenomenal. Easily Esselmont’s best work.
     
  27. RonBurgundy

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    Karsa ok I'd read that. But Kharkanas? lmao yeah right
     
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  28. The Blackfish

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    I really enjoyed them, but they’re dense. Seems like most people were more along your line of thinking, hence the postponement of the final installation.
     
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  29. Irush

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    Someone recommend a fantasy series with great characters like this one please

    I feel empty
     
  30. The Blackfish

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    You’ve reached the pinnacle. There is nothing else as good as this. Maybe Stormlight eventually but it’s a completely different feel
     
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  31. Irush

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    That is not what I wanted to hear
     
  32. The Blackfish

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    There is more Malazan to read, but I’ve mentioned that a bunch of times before, I’m guessing you need a break?
     
  33. Irush

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    I am interested I’m just worried it’s gonna make me want more of the marines and the darujhistan people
     
  34. The Blackfish

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    More of them in the Novels if the Malazan Empire
     
  35. Irush

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    They in a particular order?
     
  36. The Blackfish

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    Novels of the Malazan Empire are in blue at the top.

    Night of Knives is the night that Surly betrays Dancer and Kellanved
    Return of the Crimson Guard takes place between Reaper's Gale and Toll the Hounds and features the return of the Crimson Guard as well as some Malazan OGs
    Stoneweilder features more Crimson Guarders as well as Greymane
    Orb Sceptre Throne will take you back to your beloved Darujistan and K'rul's Bar
    Blood and Bone and Assail both take place after The Crippled God. Former takes place largely in Jackuruku in Ardata's Jungle. Latter in Assail, like it states.

    These are all written by Ian C. Esselmont, who isn't quite as great of a writer as Erikson, but still very good and he gets stronger as he goes along. He isn't just some random guy writing books that were eventually brought into cannon either. He co-created the entire world and gamed the story with Erikson.
     
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  37. Irush

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    Think I’m definitely interested in the two books that take place after TCG
     
  38. Irush

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    Oh yeah just looked up the dramatis personae for Assail and Blood and Bone

    I’m in
     
  39. The Blackfish

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    There may be some relevant info you will be missing from RotCG and OST if you skip them. I honestly can’t remember.
     
  40. Irush

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    Also just say all my favorites are in OST too so I’m adding that
     
  41. Irush

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    Honestly mad I didn’t read OST before TCG now
     
  42. The Blackfish

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    I did say that.

    Just read all of them, sheesh. Look at the dramatis personae for Return of the Crimson Guard too.
     
  43. Irush

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    Why the Esslemont books so much more expensive
     
  44. The Blackfish

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    No clue
     
  45. Irush

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    Yeah I’m gonna read the Esslemont “Malazan” books for sure now that I’ve looked into them
     
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  46. Irush

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    How important is it to read ICE’s Malazan books in order? Kind of want to go right to OST
     
  47. The Blackfish

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    I would read them in order. Definitely at least start with RotCG. There’s a plot point in there I’m stunned wasn’t in the main series. I’m curious as to whether you even realized it happened.
     
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  48. Irush

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    Ah shit ok I’ll start there and order it tonight
     
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  49. RegimentML

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    The most important thing about the ICE books is to remember he’s not Erikson. They have strengths, can be enjoyable, but the writing quality just isn’t the same. His new books have been his strongest, though. He’s getting better as he goes.
     
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  50. Irush

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    Book one of the Karsa series is out in November
     
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