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    Has anyone here read Steven Erikson Malazan Fallen series? Just finshed the 5th book what a amazing read it's been can't believe I only came across it last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Chaos View Post
    Has anyone here read Steven Erikoson Malazan Fallen series? Just finshed the 5th book what a amazing read it's been can't believe I only came across it last month.
    I've read the first three, but the back-to-back brutal endings of the 2nd and 3rd books put me off them for a bit. They're dense enough that it's been tough to get into the fourth much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwok View Post
    I've read the first three, but the back-to-back brutal endings of the 2nd and 3rd books put me off them for a bit. They're dense enough that it's been tough to get into the fourth much.
    I'm still not over the ending of the 4th book that shit was upsetting. I love the density of the serie and it's vast array characters. Must admit took me awhile to get in the 5th one wasn't expecting that much of a different perspective.

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    They're really solid books, although 'dense' is definitely the right word for them. I've never read another series that throws you right into the middle of things as much as that one does; the first book reads like you managed to somehow skip the actual first couple. Everything in it holds together incredibly well, though.

    A couple fun facts (entirely non-spoiler):

    1) The books are actually based on a D&D campaign he did with some friends.
    2) Aside from being an author, he's an archaeologist and anthropologist, which shines through really clearly in how he does his world-building.

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    The 4th one has a bad ending too? Jebus.

    Do any of the Malazan books have a happier ending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwok View Post
    The 4th one has a bad ending too? Jebus.

    Do any of the Malazan books have a happier ending?
    I should've been more specific when referring to the 4th book ending. I was talking about 2 certain characters otherwise I found it to be a satisfying ending. But the more I read about the 6th book I do get a bit more upset about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda Bear View Post
    They're really solid books, although 'dense' is definitely the right word for them. I've never read another series that throws you right into the middle of things as much as that one does; the first book reads like you managed to somehow skip the actual first couple. Everything in it holds together incredibly well, though.

    A couple fun facts (entirely non-spoiler):

    1) The books are actually based on a D&D campaign he did with some friends.
    2) Aside from being an author, he's an archaeologist and anthropologist, which shines through really clearly in how he does his world-building.
    Have you just read the ten books in the main series?

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    I finally started reading The Left Hand of Darkness. I'd forgotten how dense Ursula K. LeGuin can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Chaos View Post

    Have you just read the ten books in the main series?
    Yeah, I haven't read any of the companion series done by his friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda Bear View Post
    Yeah, I haven't read any of the companion series done by his friend.
    Damn was hoping for your help placing them in the story.

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    I saw a trailer to that new movie doctor sleep, it's based off a steven king's novel, does anyone know what books of his you need to read to before hand to completely understand that movie/book? I know a lot of his stuff is connected, and it looks like at the very least you need to have read the shinning but I was wondering if there was anything else to read to get the big picture?

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    I just finished Ciao Bella by Serena Giulano and it's a book that touched me a lot from my life. I found it well written and I devoured it in a few days. I admit that the style reminded me of Virginie Grimaldi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Chaos View Post
    Damn was hoping for your help placing them in the story.
    If you're still interested, I just stumbled across this recommended reading order (though it's worth noting, the person posting this said they didn't think the books by the other author were as good):

    Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson)
    Deadhouse Gates (Steven Erikson)
    Memories of Ice (Steven Erikson)
    House of Chains (Steven Erikson)
    Midnight Tides (Steven Erikson)
    Night of Knives (Ian Cameron Esslemont)
    The Bonehunters (Steven Erikson)
    Reaper's Gale (Steven Erikson)
    Return of the Crimson Guard (Ian Cameron Esslemont)
    Toll the Hounds (Steven Erikson)
    Dust of Dreams (Steven Erikson)
    Stonewielder (Ian Cameron Esslemont)
    The Crippled God (Steven Erikson)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda Bear View Post
    If you're still interested, I just stumbled across this recommended reading order (though it's worth noting, the person posting this said they didn't think the books by the other author were as good):

    Gardens of the Moon (Steven Erikson)
    Deadhouse Gates (Steven Erikson)
    Memories of Ice (Steven Erikson)
    House of Chains (Steven Erikson)
    Midnight Tides (Steven Erikson)
    Night of Knives (Ian Cameron Esslemont)
    The Bonehunters (Steven Erikson)
    Reaper's Gale (Steven Erikson)
    Return of the Crimson Guard (Ian Cameron Esslemont)
    Toll the Hounds (Steven Erikson)
    Dust of Dreams (Steven Erikson)
    Stonewielder (Ian Cameron Esslemon
    The Crippled God (Steven Erikson)
    I've finished Nights of Knives and about 700 pages in of the Crimson Guard. They may not be on Steven books level I'm really still enjoying them and glad I picked them up. Where does the last 3 fit?

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