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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Greetings and welcome to the FORGE OF DARKNESS 'starter' forum.

As the name implies, this is a forum for posters who have NOT read the earlier Malazan Book of the Fallen/Malazan Empire books by Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, and would like to discuss FoD without being spoiled for those books.

All forumites are welcome to post here but there is a strict NO SPOILERS NO DISCUSSION policy re all earlier books.

This is a bit of an experiment and we'll see how it goes. Any questions or concerns, let the modgods know.

- Abyss, ....boldly going where no forum has gone before. maybe.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

They all die at the end of the main series. All of them. The climax is a horrific alien invasion by a race of three-legged space cowboys who end every single sentence with "I reckon'." They wipe out all life in this fictional universe except the bhederin, for not liking country music, which is their religion, with the chief deity being Hank Williams.

There, I just saved you fourteen books.

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This post has been edited by Kanese S's: 10 October 2012 - 11:45 PM

Laseen did nothing wrong.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I assume by "experiment" you mean "trap" and that anyone reading this book first is instantly banned for a year so that they can catch up. In that light, I support the experiment.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

help i just started and am about 100 pages in and i dont know who malazan is yet??? is he even in this book?? wtf :heart:
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

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The love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Can we have a forum for all the people who have read all the Malazan books but not FoD? Oh, wait...
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

Are there any perspectives of FoD from readers and critics who have not read MBotF.
I am curious to know how it was received.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:51 PM

What you see is what we got.

A bit of a non-starter, this subforum, but i left it around in case anyone showed up.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

It's probably not as easy to find this place for just-FoD readers. A Google search of "Malazan" returns these humble forums as the third hit; "Steven Erikson" finds us fourth, but for "Forge of Darkness" we don't even rate the front page.

Tor.com did feature some reviews from (more or less) first-time readers:

A Newcomer's Review of FoD (reviewer read GotM years ago)
FoD as Anthropological Thought Experiment
"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
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