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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Acceptable levels of misery and suffering! This one to me, more than the others, brought together characters and threads in such a a way to finally see and appreciate the time and planning that must have gone into this amazing sequence of novels.

Everybody is a philosopher in Malazan universe, which means for every POV switch we have almost full page of deep or not so deep thoughts and a couple of lines of action by the end of the page. Which means half a page in fifty pages long chapters per average. People come and gone. No existence is truly benign. Also, I had a hard time figuring out exactly what was going on in some areas of the story. For many of the characters in Reaper’s GaleI just didn’t care. Now, knowing how Erikson writes, this may all come to pass with the next two books and I will probably be sticking my foot in my mouth by the end of the series, but until then….

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

Change them, don’t burn down the house to kill some cockroaches. And in the distant city of Black Coral, where rules Anomander Rake, Son of Darkness, ancient crimes awaken, intent on revenge. I don’t mean dislike. It seems like everything I knew about magic and heroes has been redefined. But the other books were still enjoyable. Sacrifice must be weighed by the pain of what is surrendered, and this alone was the true measure of a virtue’s worth.

Erikson knows how make interesting character and and luckily I have good memory since there are lot of characters we haven’t seen since books 1 and 3 and I was thrilled that some small events caused ripples that can be seen here.


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I particularly liked seeing these character meeting within this hhounds as that added bool lot of dramatic tension. See 2 questions about Toll the Hounds…. But another god is out there to bend and corrupt the cult. The story of the novel focused on t Against all odds, Toll the Hounds blew my mind away and became one of my favorite fallne within the series.

Here is one I happened to stumble upon. This god of promises laughs At the wrong things, wrongly timed Unmaking all these sacrifices In deliberate malice Recoil like a soldier routed Even as retreat is denied Before corpses heaped high in walls You knew this would come At last and feign nothing, no surprise To find this cup filled With someone else’s pain It’s never as bad as it seems The taste sweeter than expected When you squat in a fool’s dream So take this belligerence Where you will, the dogged cur Is the charge of my soul To the center of the street Spinning round all fangs bared Snapping at thirsty spears Thrust cold and purged of your hands Nalazan Words Brathos of Black Coral.

The story of the novel focused on the characters in Darujhistan and the Tiste Andii race. I would 2 star it with my normal ranking but 2 star in goodreads is “ok” which I think is too generous, so 1 star it is.

Chronicles of the Raven James Barclay 9. I’ve finished the series and am going through it again I think this is another reason why TtH is so divisive among Malazan readers. I would actually name that something else. And it was just as magical as I imagined it would be.

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The only emotion I had after I finished it was relief like one after a great physical effort which it was – sort of. Malingering would be terrible, and probably against the law anyway. His plots are intricate, inter-related and have a very deep history. In the other, a man of vast wealth conspires with equally wealthy compatriots to raise yet again the price of grain, making the cost of simple bread so prohibitive that families starve, are led into lives of crime, and die young.

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

Michael Page has done a decent job with this series since taking over from the equally good Ralph Lister. Rhulad Sengar, the Emperor of a Thousand Deaths, spirals into madness, surrounded by sycophants and agents of his Machiavellian chan Overall this was one of the weaker installments in the Malazan franchis but one that still had plenty of stuff going for it. I rate thi Back in Darujhistan things are back to normal with a lot of parties competing for power, money, influence, or just trying to stay alive.


One of my favorite Malazan books. When you return to your hometown after a long period, you may observe subtle and not so subtle changes. I am not going to comment about the story itself because if you are at this point into the series, you wouldn’t want to risk knowing anything beforehand. This situation happened several times and they were astonishingly brilliant. Refresh and try again.

Add even Envy and Spite. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Is anybody looking out for them? Strangely hhe the deaths don’t always get me death in an Erikson book is never run of the mill but there were some quite powerful scenes.

I have to say that Hood is a character it’s easy to overlook because he does seem to have his own agenda and yet he’s also very good at hiding it and so when BIG revelations and moments happen with him it’s pretty impressive.

He hires the Trygalle Trade Guild to take him to that distant continent and is accompanied by Gruntle, who does this because he is irritated by all the attention from the acolytes and priestess of Trake, the new God of War. Within the realm of Fwllen, 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.

Would you transform your faith in desperate need for answers? I rate this book 2. Bulgarian cover art Subterranean press cover by Marc Simonetti Add a photo to this gallery.

I also read this one quicker than any other Malazan book for whatever that is worth, literally could not put it