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Old 28th March 2011, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally finished it about 3am last night... and subsequently slept through my alarm this morning and was late for work, but boy was it worth it! I always knew that it was never going to wrap up all the loose ends - not unless it was twice as long - but overall I thought it was a fitting end to arguably the most epic fantasy series ever.
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You won't get any arguments from me. A truly magnificent series. I've struggled to get into any other fantasy since I finished it.
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Just finished the Cripple God. Absolutely fantastic series. Difficult to understand at times but was worth the effort figuring things out.

I found myself to be pretty sad by the fact that their is no more to come.
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Does anyone know much about what is to come from Mr Erikson? I've heard there are 2 trilogies in the pipeline, one on Kharkanus and the other on the toblakai but thats it. I'm speculating that the Kharkanus trilogy will be about the fall of the city prior to the malazan series and I am hoping that the Toblakai series will involve Karsa Orlong whopping ass but suspect it will again be a prequil
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Does anyone know much about what is to come from Mr Erikson? I've heard there are 2 trilogies in the pipeline, one on Kharkanus and the other on the toblakai but thats it. I'm speculating that the Kharkanus trilogy will be about the fall of the city prior to the malazan series and I am hoping that the Toblakai series will involve Karsa Orlong whopping ass but suspect it will again be a prequil
I was thinking the same thing today.

I'd also like to see journey's involving Crokus and Apsalar.

More from Tehol and Bugg too.

I know these two won't happen but it would be cool.
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I want to see more about Anomander Rake and/or Scabandari Blood-eye.
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Stuff from "The Wall" would be good too.
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Stuff from "The Wall" would be good too.
You might want to look up Esllemont's Stonewielder.
It's all about the wall.
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So I take from this that the series is wrapped up well?
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So I take from this that the series is wrapped up well?
Most definitely.
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Most definitely.
Hmmm...I need to start catching up
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Yeah mate, you do!

Not everything is wrapped up but I think he does it nicely considering how much has gone off.
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Just finished reading the book, absolutely brilliant!

I have just read the whole series for the first time from start to finish (including Esslemonts books) and I find myself walking around in a semi daze....so many incredible characters, so many hilarious duo's, so many twists and turns, so many incredible battles, so many heartbreaking moments (the end of DHG still leaves my throat dry every time I think about it)....I can honestly go on and on and on!

And now I too find myself struggling to get into the next Authors work that I have selected (Greg Keyes). It's definately nothing to do with the Author of the book it's just that I can't get the Malazan Empire out of my mind!
I just want to pick up Korbal & Bauchelain Broach and start right from the beginning again, especially knowing that there is so much I just wasn't able to truly absorb from reading the entire series right through in one go!

It's a great relief to know that there are another 9 books (including 3 from Esslemont) that will be coming out in the future plus there is still so much that has been left uncompleted from the 10 book series itself which fingers crossed will become future novels in their own right.

I just can't say enough about this incredible work of art and want to thank Erikson and Esslemont from the bottom of my heart for choosing to put their imagination on to paper and allowing me to travel this incredible universe!!

THANK YOU
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I saved reading DOD until TCP was published and just finished reading both back to back last week while I sunned myself on a beach in Spain. What a finale to the series. Sure there were things that annoyed and puzzled me, but overall I was satisfied with how the series ended.

A few things that had me scratching my head were ;

1. Sinn and Grub. What was the point of them at the end. Their storyline sort of fizzled out for me.

2. Hetan. Why bring her back? It sort of made her suffering and the demise of the Senan clan irrelevant. Dead is dead!

3. I wanted more from the meeting of Tavore and Ganoes. It felt kind of rushed for two of the pivotal characters in the series.

4. I WANT TO KNOW QUICK BEN IS.

5. Fist Blistig. That man should have being executed. There is no way he should have got away with what he did and there is not a chance that soldiers would have stood in a battle line for him.


Yet there were so much more to enjoy. Corabb's last stand over the body of the Crippled God was fantastic and also the appearance of a 'Scottish' Nefarius Bredd. I am going to miss the Bridgeburners and the Bonehunters.
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1. Sinn and Grub. What was the point of them at the end. Their storyline sort of fizzled out for me.

4. I WANT TO KNOW QUICK BEN IS.

5. Fist Blistig. That man should have being executed. There is no way he should have got away with what he did and there is not a chance that soldiers would have stood in a battle line for him.
1.Sinn was there to assist grub in becoming ever more awesome whilst bringing a tragic death to Stormy (was it stormy?). Grub is hinted at becoming the future emperor of the malazan empire, and the living embodiment of the bonehunters, and the soldiers of the malazan empire in general.

4. Whilst much is know about QuickBen he ultimately remains a mystery. I like that, though i do feel he seemed somwhat absent in the last book, especially with his claim to have succeeded in his promise to Burn, he did a few things but i was expecting more.

5. Well, in regards to Blistig few actually know i think what he did, and lets face it they needed every able bodied man, let alone officer at the time.
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