A great establishing story, though they're is definately a lot going on with multiple moving parts. On more than one occasion I had to rewind due to missing some key piece. Well read and executed.
Once I read the wiki summary it was a lot easier to track the story. Without that context I was hopelessly lost. The reader is great and the scope is huge and complex. I'm going to give the next in the series a try.
Great book, just really have to pay attention. I followed along with the written book. It helps with the unique names when you see them in print. Give it a shot.
No interesting characters, plodding and rambling. Reminds me of the last season of Heros where everyone was simply sitting around talking about this or that.
This book was great. Everything : story, narration, characters. I looked ahead at the rest of the ten book series and noticed something terrible. Michael Paige reads books 4 and onwards. Michael Paige is awful. Just plain awful. So I would suggest reading these novels because Ralph does such an amazing job you will not be able to stand Michael Paige. He stinks, I almost cried. I'm on book 2 now seriously considering walking away.
It was hard at first for me to get into this book but I utilize the Wikia for the book series when I had a question on which character was doing which part. Because there are a ton of characters. Once I got everything sorted out in my brain the story was amazing :-)
I like fiction(Rick Riordan),sci-fi(Orson S. Card), and vampires and werewolfs(LK Hamilton) to name a few.
A grand scale world at war and large cast of unique characters are brought to life by amazing narration. If you love a narration where each character has their own unique voice(you can easily believe it was a hole team!) then look no further.
Yes, Because of Ralph Lister bringing the story to life.
He is AMAZING, and I will not be listening any Malazan book that is not done by him.
Ralp Lister.... That is all
Please Re-do the books all under Ralph Lister, the new guy reading book 4 and on has made the rest of this story un-listenable for me.