What is the plot of the Malazan series?

The series plot revolves around two overarching subjects, the various conflicts that the Malazan empire is embroiled in all over the world, and a new god who has showed up and is creating tons of problems for everyone (both inside and outside the Malazan empire).

Is Gardens of the Moon hard to follow?

The series is most definitely unforgiving. Whether it’s a slog is relative. First, the “slog.” Yes, Gardens of the Moon in particular can be hard for some readers to get into. One of my closest friends tried three times before mustering himself to finish the book—and he had my enthusiastic guidance.

How many books are in the gardens of the moon?

Malazan Book of the Fallen

Ebook cover of the series
Gardens of the Moon Deadhouse Gates Memories of Ice House of Chains Midnight Tides The Bonehunters Reaper’s Gale Toll the Hounds Dust of Dreams The Crippled God
No. of books 10
Followed by The Kharkanas Trilogy Path to Ascendancy Novels of the Malazan Empire

How many characters are in Gardens of the Moon?

Malazan has more than 600 named characters. We get to so little time to get to know them. And some the great characters (nay, people) are killed off brutally and suddenly.

What happened at the end of malazan?

Cots killed his reassembled body and his soul/power/essence/something was sent into the Jade Chunks where his followers souls seems to reside. Whether they end up home or elsewhere, the god is reunited with his people and saved from being drained by the Malazan world gods.

Are the Malazan books connected?

There is a tie – in series titled the ‘Tales of the Malazan Empire’ (by Ian Cameron Esslemont) with another 6 books. There is a collection of novellas – ‘The Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach’ (by Steven Erikson) expanding upon the journeys of these two characters from the main series.

Can I skip Gardens of the Moon?

The_Wanderer. It’s not possible to skip and read all 10 of the books. You could start with the 2nd book Deadhouse Gates, and then come back to Gardens of the Moon.

Is malazan better than Wheel of Time?

Malazan and WOT are so different in scope, tone and style that it’s almost impossible to compare them. In my own opinion, Malazan is the “best” fantasy series I’ve ever read, but WOT is my ‘favorite’. You can’t go wrong with either one, but trying to decide which is superior is a completely subjective exercise.

Who is Cuttle malazan?

Cuttle was a veteran sapper, from Li Heng. Fiddler described him as “a burlier, more miserable version of Hedge”. Cuttle was also described as squat and blunt-featured, with a scarred, pitted face.

Who is the main villain in malazan?

The Crippled God
The Crippled God, the Chained One, The Shattered God, Fallen God, or Fallen One, was a majorly disfigured Ascendant who frequently came into conflict with the other gods and goddesses of the world. He could be considered the main antagonist of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

What happened Kallor malazan?

After the Thaumaturg Circle’s second attempt to destroy Kallor using a meteor from the “Green Banner” – the Crippled God’s followers, the original being the Crippled God himself – failed, he survived.

What genre is gardens of the Moon?

Written by the Canadian author Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon is the first novel in the acclaimed ten-volume fantasy series called the Malazan Book of the Fallen. The sprawling epic features hundreds of characters and complexly intertwining plots, avoiding the good versus evil conventions that simplify many books in the fantasy genre.

What is the first book in the Malazan series?

Gardens of the Moon is the first novel in the Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series. It was written by Steven Erikson in 1991 and extensively revised over several years before first being published by Bantam Books on April 1, 1999 in Great Britain and Canada.

How did the Malazan defeat the Moon’s spawn?

The Malazan army decides to divide and conquer. It attacks Moon’s Spawn with magical and mundane explosives, driving the floating rock out of the way and overcoming Pale’s defenses at the cost of many Empire forces. The most storied unit in the Malazan army, the Bridgeburners, is almost totally destroyed.

What happened to the Malazan Empire?

The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake, lord of Moon’s Spawn, and his Tiste Andii. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite.