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Delver Magic Book I: Sanctum's Breach by Jeff Inlo
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 26 July 2013
The story does have some good and original ideas in it, and had the potential to be a great read.

Unfortunately, it quickly got very boring, and I was tempted to stop reading it a number of times. The writing style leaves much to be desired - as a previous review has mentioned it goes into waaaaay too much detail in areas, leaving nothing to the imagination. Maybe this would better suit the lazy or unimaginative reader who doesn't want to have to think for themselves, but personally I like books that leave some questions unanswered- it makes it more realistic and allows the reader to come up with their own ideas that may explain the mysteries.

Having persevered, I must… Read more
Gardens Of The Moon: (Malazan Book Of The Fallen 1&hellip by Steven Erikson
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This review is not just about this book in particular, as I feel that you have to look at the series as a whole instead of each book in particular.

To start off, this book is full of references and mysteries that don't get explained until later, and some never get explained at all. That is just how Erikson writes. As he explains through a certain character in his latest addition to the Malazan world (Forge of Darkness), 'history' is rarely correct and is always tainted in its passing down by the opinions of those who experienced it. He, and his partner in crime Esslemont, do their best to make the manner in which the reader learns about the world feel as realistic as possible. As… Read more
Forge of Darkness: The Kharkanas Trilogy 1 by Steven Erikson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it., 26 Aug 2012
Having read the Malazan book of the Fallen, and Ian C Esslemont's other Malazan tales, I was surprised, and excited, to see Erikson go right back to the very beginning of everything. Anomander and his brothers are some of the best characters in the Malazan books, and so I was very much looking forward to reading what I thought would be a tale of their early years. The book is not that; as with the rest of the Malazan world, the story has much more to it than just one, two, or even three characters. Though, as another review has pointed out the typical humour of the Malazan books is slightly lacking, there are still a few conversations that made me burst out laughing. The book is, in my… Read more