Gregory, October 14, 2009 (view all comments by Gregory)
After years of being a fan of writers like R. Jordan and T Goodkind to be disillusioned by them it was refreshing to find Steven Erikson. He gives you an excellent tale well told and with a conclusion with hints towards a larger story. I have been fully entertained by all the various Malazan novels and am almost to the 9th volume (a task that the other mentioned have failed to keep me on board till...). Erikson fills his books with characters of various types and levels of power and like GRRM you find that they are not all black or white. He is worth the time and money.
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen)
Used Trade Paper
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Tor Books -
Gardens of the Moon is the first book in one of my favorite fantasy series. Unconventional in its characters and scope, this series rocks. The world and the races in it aren't your average Tolkien-derived orcs and elves. Everyone in these books is tinted some shade of gray. There are no child heroes, and most of the "heroes" aren't all that heroic. But they are well written and enjoyable. The best part of this multi-volume series is that the author already has the manuscripts done — no Robert Jordan (Oops, I died.) or George R. R. Martin (Oops, my computer/dog ate it.) shenanigans. Steven Erikson is an archaeologist by trade, and he imparts a sense of history, ancient cultures, and ancient architecture into his tale. I'd recommend this to diehard fantasy fans, those who like George R. R. Martin and David Cook, and those seeking non-sequitur fantasy.
by Burnside Genre Team,
Gardens of the Moon is the first volume of Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series. With brutal battles, conniving characters, and a densely constructed world, this epic series is an excellent pick for fans of George R. R. Martin or Patrick Rothfuss.
by Burnside Genre Team
This special edition is limited to only 500 numbered copies signed by the author.
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