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  1. In Topic: In a world where all novels were standalones...

    09 February 2019 - 12:47 AM

    Pretty much every book in the series is worthy on it's own. I personally love MoI & TtH for their epic climaxes and what a writing those are. SE at his best. DG, MT and GoTM are epic on their own.

    How does his argument stand up against ASOIAF? Is there any single literary masterpiece book?

  2. In Topic: New ICE Book

    23 January 2019 - 12:40 AM

    View PostArchieVist, on 26 December 2018 - 08:11 PM, said:

    It looks like Amazon is getting its information from ICE's US publisher page or possibly an older version of his UK publisher's page. The US page still talks about a trilogy, but the UK page calls Kellanved's Reach "the third awesome chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's new epic fantasy sequence."

    The UK publisher summary also has this additional bit:


    And in the meantime, as Purge and Tali indulge in what seems like a their never-ending game of war, a mercenary caught up in the fight between the two states suddenly refuses to play along and causes all sorts of chaos. Simultaneously, a pair of escapees from Castle Gris make their way across this ravaged landscape of flame and butchery. Their intention to seek out the legendary Crimson Guard.

    We know from one of ICE's interviews that the series might be extended based on sales. When Erikson announced he was going to work on the Toblakai trulogy, he mentioned that ICE's sales were good on the prequel series (better than the Kharkanas books), so I think it likely we'll see more.

    I imagine that the series' original design as a trilogy means we'll see at least some partial resolution to the T'lan Imass/arrowhead/Throne of Shadow plot in the third book. We know from HoC that the Throne lies in a cavern somewhere below an unnamed city on Quon Tali. We also know from RotCG that the T'lan Imass were used to help sieze Li Heng from the Protectress.

    Who is the mercenary and the pair referred here?
  3. In Topic: i was thinking about starting podcast, any advices?

    20 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

    Keep going, mate. I love listening or reading anything Malazans. I'll surely listen to these.
  4. In Topic: Elemental Forces / Edgewalker (All book spoilers)

    20 January 2019 - 08:05 AM

    View PostSiergiej, on 18 January 2019 - 08:26 AM, said:

    Edgewalker is Yedan Narad.

    I really need SE to finish Walk in Shadow so I can feel the vindication when it's confirmed

    What's the link? He has never been powerful enough to be feared by the likes of Sister of Cold Nights (Azathanai), Jenna (Jaghut) or Telorast and Curdle (Dragons). That's a pretty heady company who's wary of him. He surely must have been a powerful character at least same level as Rake.

    Also was he guardian of shadow when Ampelas and other 2 dragons were chained? He claims he was guardian for long time...but when Rake and Kilmandaros cleansed Emurlhan....was he there?


    And a corollary question...Shadow is Meanas, right?
  5. In Topic: i was thinking about starting podcast, any advices?

    20 January 2019 - 07:48 AM

    Heard this. Love the concept, but needs some work. Not criticism, but think as constructive feedback.

    1) Accents are not a problem. Both of you are clear to hear.
    2) You need to structure this more. Ep2 started with High Mages, moved to Brood and then led to Rakes Moon. Was a bit random without coherance. You need a main thread, can deviate a bit bilut come back to progress on the thread.
    3) Target audience: is it people who have just read the book or full series? You often hint on future books but claim it's not spoilered. Kind if vague on the line. Personally I'd be happy if you go full open spoilers to those who have read full series as discussion will be more informed and detailed. No need to stop yourselves. But it's tour Target audience and you know them better than me.
    4) Like not going chapter verbatim, but you still need to follow the book. Ties to point 2 above. Totally random discussion will be difficult to follow.


    And just one on the content....

    Malazans were losing the war before Battle of Pale and badly. Dujek clearly states that as one of reasons for attacking Moon's Spawn after years of waiting...they don't want Brood to finish there and join up here.



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