This...the apex of storytelling and weaving of plots. Worth every minute. I've cried. I've laughed. I've cheer. I've roared. I've done all these things in response to this epic tale.
I am baffled that one human could create such a monstrously huge and complex work. I am delightfully lost within it... but so intrigued that I am determined to find my way. The narration is beyond professional, an absolute talent.... I wait for certain characters simply for the sound of them. All other epic fantasy is merely the base for this mountain.
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.