This series was recommended to me “Malazan: Book of the Fallen”. Any comments?This series was recommended to me “Malazan: Book of the Fallen”. Any comments? Tori #review
I’ve been reading the books and have very much enjoyed them. They’re complex and they certainly don’t hold your hand but the series certainly ranks among the most epic fantasy series ever written.
I have tried to get passed the first book several times but just can’t.
Same. Even tried the audiobook. Still couldn’t finish it.
Same. It’s meh for me
It’s great! But be prepared that the first half of book 1 is going to be incredibly difficult to get through. Once through that it picks up and draws you in.
I read the series a long time ago. I recall initially feeling like it was a war story.
I’m on my third read through. Safe to assume I like them.
Some people love it. Some people hate it.
Even those who love it say that the first book is a chore to get through and some people say that you don’t get to the good part until at least book 3.
I, personally, don’t have the time to read 3 enitre books before I get to the good parts, so I gave up halfway through book 1.
I have in my TBR pile.
I loved this series, but some prople think its hard to get through. I mean I couldnt get through Name Of The Wind so everyone is different.
I read about two chapters of what I thought was the first book (but am reliably informed was not, so I’m afraid I can’t tell you which one it was), and hated it. I won’t be reading any more.
I recommend it.
The hardest thing for you will be getting past the first book. It’s not bad, but it’s a lot to take in and the author took like 10 years before the first and second book if I recall, so the way he organizes it becomes much better as you go on. It is a juggernaut of a series though; so prepare for some serious time investment if you’re going to read it.
Good series, please read all versions
It’s a great series. Not for reading newbs though.
I reckon this is the 4th post asking about the same book in the last month ?. From what I heard it’s a very hard book to initially get into. That’s not my opinion though since I haven’t read it but quite a few seem to think it can get quite confusing and there’s a lot to take in from the first book.
They’re amazing, but oddly difficult. I don’t even know how to explain it.
Erikson doesn’t follow the typical build suspense formula that I’m familiar with. Like real war, it goes from dialogic heavy travel sequences to OH MY GOD, SO MUCH DEATH” with no time to prepare. You’re as shocked and unprepared as the characters.
I found it a tough read, and absolutely loved it. 100% would recommend.
My hate to love journey with Karsa Orlong surpassed the same with Jaime Lannister.
@Brian was annoyed by his sequences for quite a while, but karsa definitely grew on me – especially at that one fort with the demon.
What did you think of kalam? Besides Ben he was by far my favourite
Loved them both! So many great characters.
I worked with a 21 year old Brooklyn kid; it was the third+ book he read. Finished the whole series, but had the Wiki open in front of him. My boss put me onto it, and I could ask him questions. Difficult until the 3rd book, but there’s no world-building equal to this.
Fave series ever.
Based on his role playing game when he was younger – GURPS perhaps
I’m reading it now and ITS SO GOOD!!!! Please read it.
If you have not read malazan you have not lived my man