Crack’d Pot Trail

Malaz: Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #2
Steven Erikson
Epub-154 pages
2 Stars

1 story. A bunch of poets fall in with some bounty hunters who are chasing Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. The poets have to tell a story and whoever gets the least votes gets eaten [they are going through inhospitable lands]. Very lyrical and I still don’t understand the ending very well at all. To confusing for my taste.

Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

Malaz: Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach #1
Steven Erikson
Epub-180 pages
3 Stars

3 short stories about how Emancipor Reese becomes the man servant to the “evil” duo. They are almost side characters in each story, just giving a little push here and there to influence things. I found this amusing.

Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3)

Memories of Ice

Malazan Book of the Fallen #3

Steven Erikson

4 Stars

taking place during and immediately after Deadhouse Gates. Paran is now Lord of the Decks [which recognizes “legitimate” gods]. Turns out that the Crippled god is actually an alien forced into our dimension 100’s of thousands of years ago and now he is trying to destroy everything here in revenge. He is playing a great game of war.

This book deals with various factions putting down an army of his that is led by a Jaghut. Details alot more about the Imass and the Jaghuts in the far past. Has lots to do with the rise and fall of gods, ascendants and the like. It is incredibly sad. Yet the writing is SO incredible that whenever I read a fantasy book right after one of these, the fantasy book seems so shallow and 2d by comparison.

This was the last that the libraries have and Mrs B doesn’t feel comfortable having them in our house, so I guess I am done with them. I shall, hopefully, remember these books as some of the most incredible, detailed, indepth and utterly fantastic books that I have ever read.

Read this on my honeymoon, so that might have a tiny influence on why I enjoyed this so much ;D