The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm’s army and Whiskeyjack’s Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old - the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains. But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T’lan Imass have risen. For it would seem something altogether darker and more malign threatens this world. Rumors abound that the Crippled God is now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge. Marking the return of many characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players, Memories of Ice is both a momentous new chapter in Steven Erikson’s magnificent epic fantasy and a triumph of storytelling.
©2006 Steven Erikson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This series is amazing, I love it more with each book. I tend to be picky when starting new books, but this one has captured my attention. I'll be starting the 4th tomorrow.
i love this series, all the different plots, plans and double crossing keeps you wanting more, but i absolutley hate when they change narrators for a series especially when you have listened to one narrator over 100 hrs in 3 books so i am not looking forward to the next book in this series.
I wanted to jump in at the third book but after a few chapters I quickly learned the author did not help new comers. No history told or explanations so I was completely lost. I don't even know what the characters are!
I'm disappointed. Some of the books I've read helped bring the reader up to speed. I'm not sure I want to start at book one. Do I need to take notes just to understand it.
This is an incredibly complex but impressive story and world that Erikson crafts. If given the option, I'd recommend reading the book prior to listening to the audiobook version - as excellent as Ralph Lister's performance is, the book is at times incredibly are to follow without and really deserving of a focused read. Also, if you don't understand something, Erikson has a habit of explaining this subtly later on in the story, so sometimes you have to just push through not knowing what's happening at that particular moment.
This was my favorite of the first three books of the series so far. Having Paran, Whiskeyjack, Quick Ben, and many other familiar faces back in the center of the story is very enjoyable, as they are deep and multifaceted characters. Erikson also does a great job writing combat scenes, which many authors struggle with.
I won't reinvent the wheel with this review. This series is great. Just, don't expect it to be a whirlwind fast paced read like the Mistborn books - the Malazan books are just as exciting, fascinating, and immersive, albeit in an entirely different way. They're 100% worth the effort and focus.
After making it through Deadhouse Gates, and that gut wrenching ending of the Chain of Dogs, Erickson kicks me in the feels yet again with this one. Well done, off to House of Chains!
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.
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