Monday, July 29, 2013
Book Review: Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.
I give it 4 stars
If you like Lord of the Rings, you may want to give Deadhouse Gates a try. This is epic fantasy on a massive scale. Intriguing and uniquely individual characters, a beautifully described world, a no holds barred view of the atrocities of war, and an interesting magical system make this a must read for any fantasy fan. The only reason this isn't a five star book for me, is because it was perhaps a little too complex and vast. There is so much going on in this book that the story often dwarfs the characters and for me characters are the most important part of a story. Still, this is a book I would highly recommend.
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Deadhouse-Gates-Malazan-Fallen-ebook/dp/B002S6UNRE/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375101063&sr=1-1&keywords=deadhouse+gates
Posted by Kyra Dune at 7:32 AM