While "Deadhouse gate" was 100% pure misery, "Memories of Ice" was so much more balanced. Still horrific and extremely brutal at times, but also some much needed relief from the bloodshed in the form of love, heartbreak, friendship, compassion and redemption. Well worth the effort.
Great story that is heightened by Ralph Lister's amazing awesomeness. You forget that you are listening to one dude. First rate.
this is my last malazan book unless i pick one up to here rakes revenge for the death of his friend. just not character centric enough for me.
a interesting view of ascendant beings waging war among mortals. my only complaint is how the Mobil version of this series does not match the chapter outline. Also, it would be nice to have an abridged version as well. Thus making it easier to follow on multiple platforms.
I thoroughly enjoyed the series, but this one in particular. It wrapped up many of the major plot lines and left plenty of elements to explore.
As with all of his books, I found the writing of Steven Erickson to be excellent. in spite of this, I found myself struggling to stick with it for lack of a decent narrator.
the man reading spoke in an almost monotone voice, and used two accents (apparently, everyone in the world is British unless they're ancient, in which case they're Italian.
there were no pauses between chapters at character changes, so I found myself several times having to go back to figure out when the viewpoint changed to a new character.
all in all, I'd rather just read the book myself, and enjoy the telling a bit more.
I've listen to this book a couple times and it wasn't till the third time through the series that I was well-versed enough to keep on track