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Red that other night The night close to a year ago when he and Dassem died You know you are deep nto the Malazan Book of the Fallen when you buy all the books before reaching the series half point add Forge of Darkness because the new trilogy Shootout of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, is sort of a preuel duh and then for good measure you make sure you have Esslemont s books too Because who knows you might run out of Malaz material and of course you have to read themn order So here I am reading Esslemont s Night of Knives as advised by other readers after Erikson s Midnight Tides Does 彼岸花の咲く夜に 5 it belong here Chronologically no If you want to readt that way you should start with Gardens of the Moon and then after the prologue read this one and than go back and read the rest of Gardens Don t do t this way though or you ll go mad It s mpossible to read at least Erikson s books this way the books overlap chronologically as they often happen on different continents often with a whole new set of characters and the crazy thing In Cave Danger (Pacific Northwest Mystery is I don t mind It s messy but I lovet that waySo this Impulsive (Men of Hawaii, is by almost everyone s opinion the weakest bookn the combined series Erikson Esslemont I didn t read all the books and I can t judge to that account but The Perfect Mistress (Mistress, its the weakest one I ve read This Turquoise Unearthed: An Illustrated Guide isn t a bad book It hast s great moments a fair number On the other hand had I not read a few of Erikson s books first getting Antologia de Contos Fantásticos into the world history and characters of Malazan this book wouldn t be as half as good for meI know Eriksons Erikson and Esslemont Dark Ruby Dark Sapphire is Esslemont and I wentnto In Search of Bisco it with thatn mind but The Arabic Alphabet it was a bumpy ride all the same What I liked Kiska nodded glanced to the ceiling It s uiet Tayschrenn s shoulders tightened at that The Malazan way he breathed The murderer s touch A brush of cloth A sip of wine The gleam of a blade as fine as a snake s tooth Your name whispered just as you fallnto sleep He shook his head as Here We Are if sad or regretful There was back story of past events and we met some characters we already know Parts featuring Dassem Ultor the return of Kellanved and Dancer No one could match Dancer The man was an artist at murder In fact so subtle was he that many had forgotten that Kellanved had a partner The worst kind of killer the kind no one notices And the slippery bastard was supposed to be dead too Surly and her Claws and Tayschrenn were a treat Who would know Tayschrenn could be annteresting character with a different side to himThe descriptions of Malaz City before during and after the haunting night of the once Unexpected Findings in a generation event known as shadow Moon Esslemont should try and write horrorI would readt I could almost feel that mist and fog and hear the howling of the houndsGreat descriptions of the Anna of Kleve (Six Tudor Queens, ice and stormy seas and the dusty desolate Shadow RealmLoved some of the new characters I ve read just five Erikson s books they are new for me like Edgewalker Agayla Obo and Temper I liked The Fisherman s scenes and his wifeLiked the final part of the epilogue with the StormriderLoved that the the book begins with Mock s Vane asn Gardens of the Moon On In the Mix (The GEG, it s pike at Temper s side Mock s Vane the winged demon shaped weathervane shook and hummed asf caught n a steady gale Temper frowned at the old relic the winds were calm this evening and ends with t and I hear Folk Hats it closes the Malazan Empire of the Fallen series too I ll confirmt for myself just five 900 pages books easy peasy He rubbed his shoulder and flexed his leg all the time grimacing At least he was First Steps Painting Watercolors in no danger of falling asleep what with half his body yammeringts pain at him Down the wall Mock s Vane stood silent on Popular Woodworking Pocket Shop Reference its pike Temper eyedt the damn thing appeared frozen athwart the wind He turned away from the day s glare to ease nto what always
Got Him Through The Day Watching The Sea Down Below him through the day watching the sea Down below bay glimmered calmly The Strait seemed to be holding ts breath It could have ended then and there Great well I admit the epilogue was pretty good especially the closing partFavorite part probably the fateful encounter My Old Lady in Mock s Hold lovedt Heard guessed but not witnessed All there and still a mystery Tayschrenn raised a finger to his lips Listen Kiska strained to penetrate the uiet The subtle throb of the surf shuddered through the rock Dust falling and the stones losing heat to the night brought ticks and trickled motes from the walls Then she heard Broken Prince and Mismatched Eyes it A distinct tap and faint shush tap shush tap shush crossing the ceiling side to side Kellanved The limestone blocks of the ceiling jerked then like child s toys and dust showered down The soundlessmpact drove Kiska down Follow Your Dreams into her chair and popped her eardrums The candles snuffed out Metal rang from the stones above Weapons Kiskamagined A thumping and clatter as of bodies falling A shout a wordless roar of rage that faded Fractured Truth (Bone Gap Travellers into silence In the charged calm that followed she barely breathed Perfect What I liked a little less I ll admit I love Erikson s convoluted way of storytelling He makes you work fort and I love a challenge and the layers Esslemont basically doesn t make scratch your head he Maigret and the Wine Merchant is straightforward with his writing Thiss not a bad thing and someone else may prefer this style I like my Ah a moments when everything falls Knit Together in place evenf Treacherous (Stepbrother it takes three books to do soThe Stormriders didn t convince me much They were described so grandly and then we learn they have wands Wands Am I reading Harry Potter The wands almost ruined them for me Nice saven the epilogue and I hope I hear of no wands He, An Irreverent Look At The American Male in this books any They are so anticlimactic after all those great magic battles describedn some of Ericson s books I love my wands where they belong SELL IT LIKE SERHANT in the HP books I like them thereKiska What to say about Kiska I gett she The Breakout Novelist is a teenager and so she acts accordingly In that sense of a no sense teenager she was well written She doesn t really know what she want s besides getting as far away from the forgotten place Malaz Isle has become shes stubborn reckless and doesn t know when and with whom to hold her tongue be t a ghost a great powerful mage or a creature from the Shadow Realm Kiska fairly wailed But what of Kell the throne I am sorry that s a minor concern given everything That Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia (Favorite Fairy Tales, Book 10) is a minor concern given everything stake this Conjunction Minor Kiska believed she could hear the dried flesh atts neck creak as the head turned to her Yes In the larger picture I am sorry Now you must go But wait I have so many uestions I OK she wasn t so bad The Missing Link it s just evenf Working Girls in a wayt was nteresting to see the contrast between young Kiska and the chiseled veteran Temper especially those few alternating POV t felt somehow like I was reading two books One epic fantasy the other YA fantasy with an annoying bratty heroine Somehow they don t mix Speechless in my opinion and that has madet a bumpy rideI thought to rate Sinister Sprinkles (Donut Shop Mystery, it 3 stars but after thinking aboutt a few days I ll up Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, it to 35 and roundt on 4 I m a Malazan fan after allI ll be reading the Return of the Crimson Guard after The Bonehunters Ware the cold human Ware the Stranded With The Tempting Stranger ice that grips The frost that silences. Long missing Emperor Kellanved to the contendedmperial throne This night will determine the fate of the worl. .
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This review s dedicated to Ianwho stabbed the world Suffer the Children (A Gardiner and Renner Novel Book 4) in the back His victory will be sealed by his defeat When I was a little girl I wanted to be a ballerina and so I convinced my parents to send me to a professional ballet school I lovedt down to the last drop of sweat and blood ever wore pointe shoes and the last tear Mindhunter it cost me But after a couple of years as I started to change from the girlnto an adolescent Flawd it became apparent that the future woman mes not going to be built of bones sinews and flat plains but s going to have breasts and hips and all sorts of curves I was merely surprised at my body s betrayal but my Russian teacher of classical dance positively grieved not without reason we were laughing behind her back that her perfect pupil would be called Anorexia Sergeyevna Very uickly I understood why In spite of all my hard work the effects were average At best By the end of the school year my tutor and my teacher took me aside and very gently they told me Look you will never be a great dancer you will never do solos on the stage n fact you will be very lucky The County And The Kingdom if you find a spotn a dancing company at all We could keep you here for a couple of years but we are letting you go early so you can find your path Needless to say I thought them both heartless monsters and begged them to let me stay swearing all kinds of oaths that I will mprove Luckily they didn t listen and today I am not crippled by my childhood dream although I still enjoy dancing The moral of this long story s that when Crushed Ice it comes to arts sometimest s not that we lack will or courage or determination sometimes t Risking It All is that we lack something both essential and elusive like a talent or a predisposition that our own physical constraints doom us to mediocrity andt doesn t matter how much we try we will never be an artist we can only hope to be a craftsman And the Night of Knives my friends Dog Food 2 is not a piece of artt Santa In Montana (Calder Saga is a crafted bauble of an average to poor uality Writtenn a way that makes one s spleen hurt which means that the book The Moonshiners Daughter is only for the fans of the universe and only those hungry for of the world the rest can safely reread the main series Night of Knives view spoilerrelates events leading to the ascension of Emperor Kellanved and his companion Dancer thats to say Emmas Orphans it roughly hide spoiler Reread ReadFirst read 3Second read 4I enjoyed this so much the second time around ICE does have a weird way of wording things but having read all 8 books published to this point I m used tot and was able to enjoy the story a lot This book still unlike any of the others Saints on Stage is like a fantasy mystery blend with a good dose of horror to givet a truly eerie feeling While still not SE s level or prose and layers I still think Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, it s well worth reading Thentroductions to Temper and Edgewalker alone make childhood happy hours it wortht then you throw n learning about the old empire and a lot about Daseem and t really complements BotF so well First ReadGoing Publish and Perish into this book I tried to clear my mind of any expectations The reason being a lot of the reviews by other Book of the Fallen lovers were so varied The prologue was excellent and has that foreboding tone buts not the epic overtone that 35 stars This book turned out way better than I expected That was because my expectations were low I totally understand why some people didn t like this the plot and world building was okay but the writing was just not Given Time it The author picked two new characters that we know almost nothing about to narrate this great eventn the Malazan world If any of these characters would have narrated *this book t would have been way better Dancer Kallenved Surly Tayschrenn But no he had to pick *book t would have been way better Dancer Kallenved Surly Tayschrenn But no he had to pick and Temper This Guide Through the Old Testament is the biggest thin Thiss a very good bookFollowing two main character point of views One being Temper an old school elite yet uncredited serviceman for the Malazan empire and Kiska a youth urchin spy with the talent of magic somewhere within her Kiska was very mysterious a bit whiny and kept getting caught by people throughout her sneaking antics but I think she was an omnipotent device to show the unfolding events Temper was just a no fuks given veteran The best parts for Temper was his lack of desire for recognition for the extraordinary feats that had been are accomplished by him but also his flashback sections with Dassem Ultor who people will know from the main seriesSome people do not rate this book compared to the Malazan Book of the Fallen I think The Best-Case Scenario Handbook if you miss this out then you are missing so many crucial layers that make the world the best envisagedn fantasy I understand how The Last Days of the Romanovs it can knock Malazan die hards off balance as they are used to going from 900 page epics following 40 point of views to a linear story revolving around one chaotic night The mystiue created by Dancer and Kellevand freuents throughout this novel ands truly fascinating It The Fate of the Romanovs is the story about one night where magic worlds accession and races all discombobulate and at the same time collide Hounds warrens zombies storm riders etc Thiss a fast paced book Well written It might not showcase the linguistic acrobatics that Erikson sometimes presents but does Erikson really know what all those complex synonyms and semantical euivalent words mean anyway I actually think Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, if prior fans hadn t already ascertained the diamond tinted loving of and egotistical disgust of anything thatsn t Erikson Malazan they may enjoy this story as a new comer Esslemont has recently released Dancer s Lament which LOSER is reveled by all Malazan fans and carries on with the structural devicesnitiated here I think this Home-Ec 101 is a great first book from Esslemont and can t wait to read the rest He works the Malazan world well and creates wonder let s hopet continues Peace x wwwyouandibookswordpresscom 4 The Malazan way he breathed The murderer s touch A brush of cloth A sip of wine The gleam of a blade as fine as a snake s tooth Your name whispered jus I thought this was a worthy addition to the Malazan world Esselmont s writing style s a bit different to Erikson s but his story did retain the feel of a Malazan book The plot was suitably entertaining and complex and Esselmont also did a Great Job With The Characters Both The New And Familiar job with the characters both the new and familiar The whole story took place n one city over the course of a single night The city was Malaz City Once Culture and Customs of Norway it was the heart of the Imperial Malazan Empire butn the present day The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, its little than a backwater Not this night The night of the Shadow Moon A night where worlds and realms converge Also a night that will see the prophesied Return Many expect the long absent Emperor Kellenved to return for his throne Surly the Imperial Regent means to see that never occurs Theirs Shake, Rattle and Roll is not the only battle that will take place on this night of magic as a Convergence drawsn all sorts of powerful creatures to the city The story was mainly told from the POV of two new characters Kiska a young would be spy who A Private Midnight is determined to prove she deserves a placen the Imperial The empire The Weavers Idea Book is named for the tinysland and city of Malaz now a sleepy seedy backwater port Tonight however Rmy Temper a world weary war veteran Once Temper served under the First Sword but now he The Mission of Mooney Rooney is keeping his head down and just trying to escape the notice of the Claw We got a few others POV s and all served to give the story depthI liked the story It really did have the feel of Malazan story evenf The Road to There it did lack the witty dialogue that makes reading Erikson s books so much fun I liked both Kiska and Temper They were complete opposites but both were likeable and easy to root for It was great to get a glimpse of the moment that Surly became Empress Laseen and to see both Dancer and Kellenved spin their own plots and seize another sort of power We got to meet the usual cool assortment of memorable human and non human characters and I m hoping we meet some again This was a good story that fell only slightly short of being as good as Erikson s own contributions to the Malazan world Alln all I was happy and Templars in America impressed by Esselmont s first book and look forward to reading of his books with the knowledge that hes a capable contributor to this great seriesRating 4 starsAudio Note This was narrated by Jonathan Banks He had large boots to fill as I think both Page and Lister were excellent Used (Getting Inside of V, in narrating Erikson s Malazan Book of the Fallen but I thought he did a decent job with the audio of this one Just like the main series I was determined to finish the Malazan Empire this year but I may have to rethink that decision after my experience of reading this bookNight of Knivess the first book Inside a Barn in the Country in the Malazan Empire series a spin off to the main series that s written by the other creator of the Malazan universe Ian Esslemont A lot of people mentioned that Esslemonts not Erikson these four words must ve haunted Esslemont for years by now and usually I ll say that The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums it s really not really fair for everyone to endlessly compare these twot s obvious that every author has a different style But Athena in this special situation I must say that the comparisons really well deserved because both of them write canon stories Tales from the Toolbox in the same universe which they created togetherI won t lie I didn t enjoy reading this small bookt left a bad taste n my mouth I was honestly shocked by how bad the experience of reading this book was It came down to how Esslemont s prose absolutely didn t work for me No t s not because the prose was simplistic I loved a lot of simplistic prose It s just that the prose was ncapable of keeping me engaged or nvested Det ordnar sig in the characters Esslemont focused so much on the never ending barrage of action seuences rather than the crucially needed characterizations Unlike the main series we don t have a lot of POV to follow only two Temper and Kiska Eriksons capable of making sure his giant cast of characters to be filled with uniue distinctive voice In my opinion Esslemont can t do that even though there s only two main POV to follow The only parts of the book I enjoyed were the event surrounding Dassem Ultor Dancer Kellanved and Sultry and these were enjoyable to me only because I ve read five books The Admiral in the main series which overall has talked a bit about them Don t even get me started on Kiska s POV It wasnfuriating as hell to read a POV full of teenage angst The Homunculus in a Malazan universe I want to do something amazing on the most dangerous of nights What have I done I m so dumb I m gonna die Let me do that again what nooo helpppp Oh C mon for fuck sake I understand reading something like thisn YA books but not Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) in MalazanI ve seen a lot of people saying something like Please push through Esslemont get better with eachnstallment Let S Be Honest Here s be honest here have given up on author just from reading their debut or one of their books and I m pretty sure the majority of the people who told me to persevere has done the same thing Esslemont get a pass only because he s writing Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory in the Malazan world I m not even talking about Erikson s high standard here but on my experience with reading epic fantasyn general and I can say that I ve read literally hundreds of book better than this The next books The Succubus in the series aren t small they re significantly larger and I will give up on the series whenever I want to If Malazan Book of the Fallen absolutely reuires Malazan Empire to be fully enjoyed then might as well put Malazan Empire as part of the main seriesnstead of t being a spin offNight
OF KNIVES WAS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT I HAVE NOKnives was a huge disappointment I have no how this will benefit the main series and I will find out pretty soon No matter how much I love the main series I don t have enough patience while I m drowning n a mountain of TBR to give a book I dislike a pass just because Dictionary of Misinformation it s writtenn the same world as one of my favorite series I will give the next book Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, in the series a go after I m done with Reaper s Gale before making my final decision on whether to continue or DNF this spin off series let s just say that right now I m 90% leaning towards droppingt I did give Return of the Crimson Guard a go 25% Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) in and nope I can t dot just awful I ll give Path to Ascendancy a go but I m giving up on Malazan Empire here You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions Well this seems How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 incredibly underrated Night of Knives first volumen the Novels of the Malazan Empire by Ian C Esslemont Archetype (Archetype, is not a huge brick of eual parts amazement and confusion like the doorstoppers of his friend Steven Erikson It s a decidedly standard fantasy novel andt doesn t distinguish tself n the way of the Malazan Book of the Fallen That does not mean however that The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) its any less mpressiveEsslemont s style s simple both Driven (Full Throttle, in language andn plot and Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine in many ways he appears to be less ambitious than his co author But this book gives off the Malazan vibe strongly than anything since Deadhouse Gates and unlike reading an Erikson book you don t have to work fort Some people would probably argue that s a bad thing but I found this book engaging than the main Malazan books despite lacking n a few of the ualities which have made the series so outstandingOverall though Esslemont lured me fully nto the Malazan universe once again and I m very excited about continuing this epic Listened to this on AudibleGreat to delve back My Dead Pets Are Interesting into the Malazan world Massive fan of the original series This certainly felt the part and the narration was excellent Action fairly fast paced cinematic brutal and humorous where you would expect for the setting I d givet a 5 but I felt myself drifting off here and there Now that could be me busy and tired of late and I still recommend this There s no need to know the Malazan world before reading this although Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, it was nice to hear familiar characters The characters I didn t know were cool as were the beasts and setting The books short and set n a single night and that worked for me The ending was satisfying Again I m only a whisker off a 5 and Malazan fan or not you should check this out Everything could change n just one night He stared out Guys Like Girls Who . . . into the lazy wisps of mist and the strangely dull stars and he remembe. Oncen a generation Shadow Moon brings demon hounds and darker beings Also a prophecy promises the return of.