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Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by Jon Snow, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Bill Door

    Bill Door Listens to The Unbeliever whine about life

    You definitely need Malazan Book of the Fallen in your life. Fantastic series.
     
  2. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Thanks Bill, it is definitely on my agenda. I found a group read on goodreads that starts in January so I may well go for it it then, unless anyone is up for starting it on here?

    One question I do have is do you have to read them all back to back? It sounds like there is a lot to remember though some people say that is exaggerated.
     
  3. stenney

    stenney Will likely be killed by a Lannister soon


    Daniel Abraham - The Dagger & The Coin series. takes place in different areas of the world in the books. he does a good job with world building and has many different species besides humans.
     
  4. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Thanks @stenney, I'll check it out. My "want to read" list is growing rapidly :cool:
     
  5. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    Here's the recommended reading order. It's all fairly clear ...
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  6. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Thanks @TomTB. Couldn't be more simple :wtf:

    I have seen several different reading orders, it's all very confusing!
     
  7. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    My advice would be to read Malazan Book of the Fallen first and then go for Esslemont novels and Kharkanas. Reading in the publishing order is always a good bet, IMO. That way you're experiencing the series as it was originally intended. The chronological order, in this case, is a tad convoluted.
     
  8. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    Yeah I went published order more or less, but interspersed the ICE books with the SE ones, which I'd strongly recommend.
     
  9. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    How did you start the series? With Night of Knives or Gardens of the Moon? I was initially going to read the prologue from GotM, read Night of Knives and then finish the remaining GotM, but I ended up reading just the Gardens.
     
  10. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Thanks very much for the advice. I may well start this after I finish my current book and fortunately the choice of what to read first is the same in everybody's reading order. From reading various reviews, a lot of people don't make it past Gardens of the Moon so I'll worry about what comes next if I make it past that hurdle :)
     
  11. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates (Book #2) are quite different, even if you don't enjoy GotM as much, give Deadhouse Gates a shot. Besides featuring completely new characters and new storyline, it was written a decade after the first and was created as book since its inception (Gardens of the Moon was a screenplay, I think). Many enjoy reading Deadhouse Gates more. I, and @TomTB as well, if I recall correctly, prefer GotM.
     
  12. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    I found this diagram which may help.

    http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net...diagram.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150116105151

    EDIT: Sorry I misread your post and thought you were asking for advice on what to read first. I'll leave the link here in case it's useful to someone.
     
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  13. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    NoK was the third one i read i think. Started with GoTM and adored it. Definitely one of my fave's! Didn't like DG nearly as much.
     
  14. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Thanks for the info. I've read a few times that you need to read the first 2 before making a decision on reading the rest. The series must be all kinds of awesome if it's worth pushing through a 1000 page book that you don't like!
     
  15. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I still liked both, though. It's a rewarding series for sure. Very quotable too, I would always find some interesting thoughts and just plain awesome quotes or scenes to mark down.
     
  16. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I currently have a couple of books I'd like to start reading. Two authors I'm most interested right now are Guy Gavriel Kay and China Mieville. I know many of you here like GGK, but what do you think about Mieville? I've had Perdido Street Station for a while now, but never got around reading it. How did you like it?

    For GGK, I was thinking of starting with Tigana.
     
  17. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    Don't know about Mieville, but I did read Tigana and it's great. Highly recommended.
     
  18. fl1pper

    fl1pper Got in a fistfight with Dresden

    Just a quick shout out to @Peat and @Silvion Night who recommended The Red Knight by Miles Cameron to me on this thread. It was an excellent book (4/5 on goodreads), cheers guys. I particularly loved that the story was told from the perspective of characters on both sides of the conflict. Will definitely be reading the rest of the series.
     
  19. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    Thanks for the shout out and I'm happy to see you liked the book. :)
     
  20. MorteTorment

    MorteTorment Knows Who John Uskglass Is

    Hehe, I think you recommended it to me. I didn't like it because of the whole being about soldiers thing, but I'm glad that so many people here were able to enjoy it.
     

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