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#21 User is offline   Onos 

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

View PostBlend, on Dec 8 2008, 11:08 AM, said:

My favourite main character is a toss-up between Fiddler and Paran, but my favourite character is Blend. She just, appeals to me. Someone who goes largely unnoticed, but seems to always be around.

Scene-wise, I'd have to say it's the part of the Chain of Dogs where the sorcerers summon the hordes of butterflies. I thought that scene was particularly, brutally, beautiful.

Though I must agree with whoever said it above, the whole escape from Yghatan thing was incredible!!! Truly showed development of relationships between the people in Fid's new squad, not to mention that when I was reading it, I almost felt claustrophobic. Erikson did a very good job with that!


The whole Yghatan battle was probably the most captivating read for me in that i was unable to put the book down during that chapter. Up til then each chapter was 20 pages, so i said, ok fine i will read one more chapter before sleep. Little did i know the next chapter would be 100 pages long without any interruptions. I was up WAY too late that night, and the read was emotionally exhausting for me. (the crazy fight, the fire, then the tunnel struggle was just about too much for me :The Force: ) And yes i had the claustrophobic moments too.
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

Favorite Character(s)

Female: Apsalar

Favorite scene: Apsalar killing Pearl. Absolutely loved that scene.

To many male characters but any interaction between Shadowthrone, Cotillion and Traveler is simply awesome. I love those scenes.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 05:08 AM

Some not-yet-mentioned memorable scenes for me:

MT when Tehold and Bugg meet with the Rat Catchers' Guild. Sheer silliness, culminating in Scint biting the head off a rat for no apparent reason and everyone staring at him.

On Drift Avalii when Cutter summons Blind. The way the Edur warlock handles her, and then Cotillion showing up is extremely well written.

My favourite as-of-yet-unmentioned scene: Following the battle of Drift Avalii, Cotillion and Shadowthrone taking Hawl's body home.


Favourite Character: Maybe Deadsmell. All his appearances in RG were great. I really like the secondary-character mages, like Spindle, Bluepearl, Balgrid, etc.

View Postworrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 01:22 PM

My favourite character would definitely be Cotillion, because of his awesome skill in fighting, even Kalam admitts that he is not nearly as good, and his personality that seems not to exclude feelings like maybe Rake. He appears human.

My favourite scene, or rather chapter, is when Kalam fights his way through lots of Claw assassins, and Apsalar tears the whole Claw apart afterwards.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:30 PM

Tayschrenn getting angry, blowing up all that is thrown at him and attacking Yath is great.

Bridgeburners and Bonehunters vs. Silchas Ruin

Hoods arrival in Dragnipur "and now, turn it round"
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

My favourite scenes are Fingers getting dunked in the water in RotCG, the Kruppe/Iskaral Pust showdown, anything involving Shadowthrone or Tehol/Bugg, the battle at Coral in MoI, the interactions between Malazan soldiers, especially the BB's, and of course, "I'd kill the mule!".

Favourite characters would be Antsy, Shadowthrone, Iskaral Pust and Tehol, for pure comedic value.

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  Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:39 PM

My fav characters would have to be Fiddler and his squad of marines.
Their chatter is sheer comedy.

My fav scene would be when Karse Orlong beats the snot out of a k'chain che'malle type of beastie.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

Fav scene has to be Karsa killing the Derogath.

Its probably the best badass moment in the series.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:35 PM

I must say I was impressed with the Murrilio fight where he got killed. I found that whole scene captivating and I was on the edge of my seat reading it. I knew he wasn't going to lose, but in the back of my head I was thinking 'what if...' And then he's dead and I'm gnawing on the corner of my book crying.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:15 AM

When Crump was about to light his cussers at Y'Ghatan, I felt an insane giggle escape from my throat. What was to come next, was going to be COLOSSAL.

My favourite scenes are with soldiers-they are the lifeblood when it comes to humour in the books.

But all-time favourite scene is at the Sekala River in DG, with the Chain of Dogs. It was the first show of Coltaine's incredible tactical smarts.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:35 AM

View PostSparkimus, on Dec 6 2008, 07:52 PM, said:

Favorite scene in the entire series might have to go to Tehol and co musing about the chickens as they wander everywhere, catch on fire, get stuffed in pillow cases, etc. Every bit of that was comic gold.


:( Love this scene.

Other favorite T/B scenes:

Tehol: "So, how was death?" Brys: "Wet."

Mael: "So what are you going to do today?" Tehol: "I still need to appoint a Preda." Brys: "Excellent!" Tehol: "I was thinking of appointing Ublala Pung."

Fiddler's song in TBH, with its brilliant conclusion. "Stormy, it's for you."

Hellian's memory of stomping on people dressed up as spiders in Kartool. :)

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The Bridgeburner's entombment & Itkovian's entombment in MOI.
The destruction of the rest of Coltaine's troops while the Aren Legion looks on.
Trull's death.
Chaur's "rebirth" in TBH.
Apsalar when she hears that Crokus is "dead."
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:24 PM

Fav character Iskarul pust and his mule or the drunken female sgt from tBH & RG with fiddler a close second

Fav scene there are so many but the two that stick the most are the crucified dragon and the laosin's (sp?) run in with malazan marines

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:23 AM

In BH, when Fiddler says "Kalam Mekhar, my friend. Farewell." That scene was very moving.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:17 AM

My favorite characters are a toss up between three characters: Toc the Younger, Fiddler, and Bottle.

The scene under Y'Ghatan is well-written and moving and because of that it is one of my favorite scenes in the series and outside of it. Fiddler's song towards the end of the same book is another and I do believe there is yet another somewhere in The Bonehunters. Which is likely why I consider it one of my favorites in the series and the only one I try to make a point to reread. Then there is, of course, Itkovian's death, the many Tehol and Bugg scenes, and the reference in Toll the Hounds to Kruppe's war-mule, which immediately precedes his face down with Pust.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:24 AM

The showdown between Kruppe and Pust was masterful...the anticipation of it was clear in the writing ("Thus, the tableau is set.").
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:17 PM

Fav character is Fiddler, followed closely by a whole wedge of marines, I love the banter and all round attitude of those guys!

Fave scene is tough, many good ones have already been mentioned so i'm giving an honourable mention to -

Quick Ben and hedge giving it large to the dragons (Menadore etc) in RG. It was nice to see just how powerful QB is and Hedge finishing the job was classic marine stuff. good banter between the two aswell.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:38 AM

I really liked QB and Hedge making short work of the dragons, im excited to see how much more powerful QB has become.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:09 AM

Same here, Xardean. Menandore thinking "Oh mage, to think that will be enough. Against us!" What happens? Menandore gets her head ripped off, SL gets blown up by a cusser (ROFLBANSHEED when Hedge was knocked out) and Sukul is killed by the Imass. Wow, big deal.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:57 PM

Tbh I hated that moment. Cussers killing off or in the case of silchas ruin hurting severely, dragon soletaken ascendents? Dunno, just doesn't fit with my idea of fantasy :p

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

I've always enjoyed QB because he wasn't a massive power house, he did things by being clever.
I was fairly dissapointed that instead of some sly plan or whatever, to beat ascendants like that, he just fought them straight up, which we'd previously been led to believe he shouldn't have had the power to do...

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