I mentioned yesterday my unread section of the personal library and I come back today to that section. I have to say that although the titles from that particular section have to wait their reading time they escape the unread shelves eventually. One such title is the first novel in the Steven Erikson’s “Malazan Book of the Fallen” series, “Gardens of the Moon”. I know that for a long time Steven Erikson’s books awaited for me to open their covers, but that time has come. I am half-way through “Gardens of the Moon” and I absolutely love it. I even wonder how did I miss reading the series, especially since until I bought the Malazan books and now I had a few unpleasant reading experiences. It is a slow reading for the moment, with all the characters, places and aspects to take in, but I already find my way around them.
And speaking of the Malazan series, I was talking the other day with two of my online friends, Amanda, the lovely lady behind Floor to Ceiling Books, and Niall, the highlander who makes The Speculative Scotsman running, and we thought of joining our forces for a take on the Steven Erikson’s “Malazan Book of the Fallen” series. We are thinking of reading the entire series, as the time allows us, going through the novellas and Ian C. Esslemont’s novels as well, each with his own opinions and reviews but also joining forces in a series of discussions. We hope to have many other fans of the Malazan series, old and new, joining our party, especially since I know someone who pressed me hard to start the series :)
I hope that everyone will enjoy this feature or maybe it will offer an excuse to start reading Steven Erikson’s books or a re-reading. I know that I am enjoying “Gardens of the Moon” a lot for now and that this novel makes my previous experience with Ian C. Esslemont’s “Night of Knives” and the interview with Steven Erikson even more pleasant.