Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Chapter Sixteen . these books —was Anomander the inadvertent cause of all these events?. Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Chapter Fourteen . of the series, or whether it is going to be dealt with by the end of this book. Malazan Re-read of the Fallen: Toll the Hounds, Prologue to mind at the beginning of this novel—one of the oddest parts of the books so far.

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That armour defends humanity. And it was just as magical as I imagined it would be.

Fortunately or unfortunately depending on where you are standing there is more at stake than the survival of a city. Besides, he killed Whiskeyjack, and it will take more than 6 books in between for me to forget that.

That is not to say, however, that nothing is happening in this book. It had the feeling of a first attempt at a different style which was both confusing, refreshing and a tad sophomoric.

When the purpose of the prayer becomes seeking of hope or a blessing, or the sense that something greater than yourself might acknowledge your helplessness — all of which in boo, to serve your wants and needs — does a prayer becomes a meaning of reciprocity? Retrieved from ” http: Erikson can blend a story of gritty realism with the fantastical and occasional levity to keep your sanity in check.

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But of course, because he writes for us, he gave us what we want. And when that occurs, Draconus, the elder god who forged Dragnipur, is aware that all the realms could be destroyed. It would have been better if he had adopted the writing style of GoTM or MT, that a part is dedicated to one location, then they all meet at the final part. View all 13 comments.


The balance worked OK for me. It seems Booj and Death are indeed about to arrive As soon as it happens, people finally start acting – in the very last moment, doing great sacrifices; most of these sacrifices could be easily prevented if somebody bothered to do something fairly obvious and logical things, too before the crisis started. I even figured out two thd the big story lines in advance and yet the way they went down was still shocking and so epic. With that being said, I found this installment a little light on quotes until the end that really caught my attention hence the lack of progress updates.

Whether or not he’s always successful is another matter, but he has it in his sights. I felt the same problem in some earlier volumes, and it’s perhaps unavoidable to a certain extent when following armies around–it’s hard to keep all the characters straight, much less to care about them. So why is that? And in responding further to the redemption, there are also a lot of meditations on justice and injustice.

Within the realm of Dragnipur, more and more souls are dying, and the ones left standing are more than aware that Chaos is on the verge of overtaking the wagon. We follow all sorts of characters and threads in this book but one of my favourite aspects was that Kruppe the loveable, rotund and rather crazy man that he is is narrating the whole book as we go and we get various sections from is pov which talk in detail about some of the elements we might have lost from the story were it not for Kruppe’s telling.


Too often people mistook the sadness in others for self-pity, and in so doing revealed their own hardness of spirit, and more than a little malice. The story follows him and all the wrongs that are done to him but he’s also unknowingly one of the major turning points for some of our long-term major characters and his adventure causes them to act too, bringing mayhem.

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There are a lot of characters, the plot’s are vast I cannot sufficiently praise the brilliant writing oof by Erikson to tell the tale of this fateful city, in the form of the most engaging and unique voice of that little round man in a red waistcoat, Kruppe. See if you can see the relation back to GotM. But putting it up against all the other Malazan books it just fell a little short for me.

This book started out strong and ended even stronger.

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And in the distant city of Black Coral, where rules Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge. Considering there are still two mzlazan I am super excited about what is yet to come. If there’s a subtle commentary implicit in the works of writers like Erikson and George R.

And the ending set the stage for malazann two-part finale to come. Darujistan, the Tiste Andii, Dragnipur, and that one big epic surprise death were the strength of this instalment.