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Old 31st January 2006, 12:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Your favourite Malazan novel to date

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Only just started... However, so far I would have to say Memories of Ice would be the best. Maybe this will change with each further volume...
MOI and MT are my 2 favourite ones so far but DHG is also brilliant.
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Old 20th February 2006, 03:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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MOI is the best book in the series, then MT, GOTM, HOC, DHG
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Old 26th May 2006, 03:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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have to say Midnight Tides, I just loved the characters. don't get me wrong theres no shortage of great characters in any Erikson novel to date, but I found several -Trull and Udinaas in particular- easiest to relate to by far. not to mention the usual well written battle scenes and excellent humor we've come to demand. also I was just getting bored of the Seven Cities setting, read MOI before DhG so going from that to HoC and then TB afterwards, it was refreshing to say the least.
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Old 26th May 2006, 10:52 AM   #19 (permalink)
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got to be memories of ice, it has the best ending of any book i have ever read. The attack on coral is just nonstop brilliance
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Old 27th May 2006, 02:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: Your favourite Malazan novel to date

well for me
Deadhouse Gate
Memories of Ice
Gardens of the Moon
House of chains

and I currently reading midnight tides which is outstanding. I have to say that I have loved every book so far so the order above is a bit irrelevent as they are all just so good and stir all the emotions and like to see that just about everyone who read them has been upset at the ends of DHG and MOI just shows you how powerful they are and house of chains did we all just love it when the ghostly revenege came. I am slowing down my reading of midnight tides because I know there is only the bone hunters in print after that and I don't want to wait to long between books but then again I could always read them a second time ha. I prefer the seven cities setting
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They were all great, but I think MoI is the best one for me, followed by DHG.
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Foor me it has to be MoI. DG used to be my least favourite, but having recently reread it it's now no3 after Bone Hunters. But really, I was gripped from the first word of GoTM - so they are all brilliant IMHO!
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House of Chains
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Old 7th August 2006, 09:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Agh, this is almost impossible.I'm tempted to go for Deadhouse Gates or Memories of Ice as I feel these are possibly the most tragic, moving and poetic of his works, but at the same time I'm positive I've never been *thrilled* quite so much as I was by The Bonehunters. The possibility of one of Erikson's classic convergences of power involving no less than Icarium, Karsa and Rhulad has my mouth watering.

Hell, they're all amazing, I refuse to make a more committing answer than that. :/
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well I am on my second reading, just finished deadhouse gates, I have to say I knew what was going to happen but the impact was still there, did everyone else find that with the second reading and GOTM flows a lot easier second time round.
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I can't believe how much better it was the second time round I mean I loved it the first time but still so much more stands out when you read it all again I'm allmost scared to read it all a third time!
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I haven't dared read MOI yet the ending is just too heart breaking
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Old 23rd November 2006, 01:35 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I'd put them in order (best first):

Memories of Ice
Deadhouse Gates
Gardens of the Moon
Midnight Tides
House of Chains
The Bonehunters

Midnight Tides
may move up to above Gardens of Moon following the next re-read, whilst House of Chains recently moved up from bottom place.
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Old 23rd November 2006, 11:32 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I'm going to decide on this when I re-read them all next year - for now I have no idea really, despite my other post. The more I think about it, the less I'm sure.
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they are all so good
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