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I’m always impressed at how Mr. After reading hounfs relatively negative reviews for Toll the Hounds, I am a little reluctant. From that magnificent ending? Itkovian’s sacrifice in Memories of Ice gave birth to a new cult the cult of the Redeemerpropelling him to godhood. His best-known work is the series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen. But even in retirement it appears trouble has a way of finding them out – and look out when it does. Certainly, there are characters who tje places in our memories, even if some we feel we should like to have known better.

Some of the characters and locales from previous books return here, others do not. All three of them are solidly blunt, extreme and energetic character who have a lot to mallazan, a lot to bear or a lot to learn.

But of course, because he writes for us, he gave us what we want. It’s not all philosophy and musings since there are actions and duels; and speaking of duels, there’s a culminating encounter that left a profound impression in me.


Siban’s Dying Confession Siban of Aren. I think the more story lines seem distant and separate from one another, the more amazed I am at how it all comes together at last. Karsa, Samar and Traveller made this book more fun, the dialogue between Karsa and Samar is one of one favourites in the book, and guess what they are also heading to Darujhistan. So many epic players smashing into each other at the end. The large part of this book centers on the questions: Everybody is a philosopher in Malazan universe, which means for every POV switch we have almost full page of deep or not so deep thoughts and a couple of lines of action by the end of the page.


Too often people mistook the sadness in others for self-pity, and in so doing revealed their own hardness of spirit, and more than a little malice. In fact, this book is extremely well written, and it has more depth than previous books”.

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The story takes us back to Darujhistan, which is a pleasure to revis I can’t say I enjoyed this book as much as the previous book in the series. View all 53 comments.

Erikson can blend a story of gritty realism with the fantastical and occasional levity to keep your sanity in check. This makes these books enjoyable to read, but hounfs also seem impossible to notice with the amount of information in each book.

Some characters will pop up in one book and then won’t be seen for several more or, more likely, die; not that that would preclude them from impacting the story.

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But with pages left in the book, it picked up yet again. Glory and portent, delightful reunion and terrible imminence, winged this and winged that and escapes and releases and pending clashes and nefarious demands for recompense over a single mouthful of spat wine, such a night! In this grand theme, we see a diverse cast of people: A lot more happens in Reaper’s Gale, yet I enjoyed this one a lot more.

The Audiobook was narrated by Michael Page, and is 44 hours and 9 minutes long. The giant oaf cannot linger, or worse, malinger.

And stealing’s against the law.

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And a lot of characters, whom I didn’t find likable, developed a whole lot Scillara is an exampleand I changed my opinion about quite a few of them. And yet, so few of you proved worthy of our allegiance. A recent column by Orson Scott Card enumerated four qualities that he felt defined true greatness in novels.


Alas, in any long view, one sees that this is not so. This kind of fantasy acknowledges this complexity. The first is in a “necropolis of sorts”where two people, who are revealed to be dead, witness a meeting between Hood, Edgewalker, Shadowthrone and Anomander Rake, though they are not privy to what is discussed. We’re also introduced to a very small number of new ones that quickly fell into that “love to hate” category for me.

Whichever you decide, the forest itself remains unchanged. Published September 16th by Tor Books first published But “Toll the Hounds” is perhaps one of the most emotionally gripping books thus far.

Balance is framed by imbalances and so it seems such things might persist for all eternity. It’s hard to write a review of a single book since it should be viewed as a whole and that’s something you peeps already know. I would say that the first two thirds are thoroughly too slow for my liking. They may only make a brief appearance or end up getting caught up in another character’s plot.

The cast was everything in t Another amazing installment in the Malazan series! I am deeply emotionally attached to so many of characters and care about what happens to the rest.

Convergence of powers in this book is of proportions yet unseen in Malazan world involving gods, ascendants, elder races and mortals and not all of the maoazan involved get out of it alive and some don’t even live to see it.