Book Series :: Malazan Book of the Fallen

Malazan Book of the Fallen — #1

Gardens of the Moon

Posted: August 26, 2009 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Steven Erikson, Epic Fantasy
Gardens of the Moon

Since DUST OF DREAMS (Amazon) is coming to the US soon, we thought we would go back to the series’ roots to both introduce newcomers and invigorate the old-timers. GARDENS OF THE MOON by Steven Erikson (Amazon) is not a simple novel–in fact this novel has, arguably, the steepest learning curve of any fantasy novel to date. This review will be a tad longer than usual, but it deserves nothing less.

GARDENS OF THE MOON is the first tale in Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen series. Currently we have eight novels released in the series (with the ninth out in the UK now–yeah, yeah, we are waiting for our import copy), three short stories, and two other novels written by Erikson’s co-creator of this vibrantly imagined world, Ian Cameron Esslemont. We tell you this so you will understand the investment of time, should you start this series. The best part of all of this? Erikson doesn’t make us wait half a decade between his encyclopedia-sized tomes (you know who we are talking about). A book a year is the pace Erikson has set, which is downright awesome.
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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #2

Deadhouse Gates

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #3

Memories of Ice

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #4

House of Chains

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #5

Midnight Tides

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The Bonehunters

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #7

Reaper's Gale

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #8

Toll the Hounds

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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #9

Dust of Dreams

Posted: February 23, 2011 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Steven Erikson, Epic Fantasy
Dust of Dreams

We actually have a good reason for not reviewing this novel sooner. Quite simply, it didn’t make sense to. DUST OF DREAMS (Amazon) is just the first half of the final entry into Steven Erikson‘s epic series, The Malazan Book of the Fallen. Seriously. It is literally the first half of the story and ends in a giant cliffhanger.

Sure, we could have reviewed this back when it came out last year. We almost did. After an epic debate lasting all of 30 seconds, we decided to wait until THE CRIPPLED GOD (Amazon) was about to be released to do a re-read and review of this stellar novel. It just didn’t feel right to review it any other time.
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Malazan Book of the Fallen — #10

The Crippled God

Posted: February 25, 2011 by Steven in Books We Love Meta: Steven Erikson, Epic Fantasy
The Crippled God

It’s hard to know where to begin with this review. I’ve been reading Steven Erikson‘s The Malazan Book of the Fallen for six years. It’s what got me re-interested in fantasy after years toiling under the belief that fantasy was imprisoned in the land of elves and dwarves. Six years.

And suddenly here we are at the end.
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