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Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
Gardens of the Moon
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With a field as crowded as heroic fantasy, a reader is entitled to know what makes the latest blockbuster worth his or her attention: but Bantam books are throwing considerable marketing weight behind Steven Erikson, because they clearly believe he is the Next Big Thing. They may be right--he... show more
With a field as crowded as heroic fantasy, a reader is entitled to know what makes the latest blockbuster worth his or her attention: but Bantam books are throwing considerable marketing weight behind Steven Erikson, because they clearly believe he is the Next Big Thing. They may be right--he has the breadth and detail of imaginative vision, he is able to create a world that is both absorbing on a human level and full of magical sublimity, and, above all, he can write. Gardens of the Moon concerns the military campaign by the Malazan Empire to capture the last remaining Free City on the Gernsbackian continent. War is waged with conventional soldiers as well as powerful magicians, and gods mix with mortals in a complex, but rewarding, series of narrative threads that come chiefly out of the school of Feist's Magician, although there is also something of the flavour of Gavriel Kay's celebrated Fionavar books. The moon of the title is a wonderfully grand conception, a sort of floating mountain that moves through the skies of the war-striken continent, and is the home of the 'Son of Darkness'. The various magical battles are splendidly written, and the characters are well realised. Rewardingly mellow and fiendishly readable. --Adam Roberts
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781469225715 (1469225719)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Edition language: English
Series: The Malazan Book of the Fallen (#1)
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Dreamer and Daydreamer
Dreamer and Daydreamer rated it
3.0 Gardens of the Moon
Before I even started this book, I was already aware that it had a reputation for being pretty hard to understand. I knew that people liked it because it doesn't hold your hand and does things naturally. Turns out, as someone who's only started getting into adult fantasy and older fantasy, I like ha...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
0.5 Gardens of the Moon, Malazan Book of the Fallen #1 by Steven Erikson
There has been some high praise for this series, and I'm willing to admit that I don't have the headspace right now to get into something so high-falutin' and epic. Or, it could just be bad. There's no way of knowing, because I do not see myself making another go at this book. I've made a bad habit ...
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3.5 Review: Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson)
Series: Malazan Book of the Fallen #1 Publisher: Tor Fantasy (2005 - First edition 1999) Genre(s): Fantasy So... The first epic book of epicness.I must say I am a bit disappointed. It's not that I hated it. I just thought it was too confusing for its own good. I don't mind being thrown into the ac...
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5.0 Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1)
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Alissa
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5.0 Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
Through the gamut of life we struggled for control, for a means to fashion the world around us, an eternal, hopeless hunt for the privilege of being able to predict the shape of our lives.
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