Friday, June 24, 2011
The Great Malazan Re-Read!
Well, it's that time. It's still a few weeks till the release of the latest ASOIAF title A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, and in the interim I have begun what is to be my summer project and that's a re-read of my favourite series of all time. Steven Erikson's MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN series.
So last night, for the first time since 2003 (when I started the series) I started into the first book GARDENS OF THE MOON again. At only a hundred pages into it I realize just how layered this series really is. How much is mined even in the first book that matter down the road. Erikson put so much in that makes a re-read so decidedly rich. Heck, even the chapter preludes are far more telling and mean so much more to me now. It's like seeing a movie you already love from a different angle and being able to enjoy it on another level.
So, over the course of the summer I will be popping in to put up reviews of each book as I re-read them, starting with this one when I finish it. So if you are a fan, or haven't even heard of the series, stay tuned, come along with me on a journey through the warrens to a place where war, magic and societies clash.