Deadhouse Gates

Deadhouse Gates

Book - 2005
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Preparing for a long-prophesied uprising in the Holy Desert Raraku, seer Sha'ik and her followers anticipate the Malazan Empire's most violent conflict, which they believe will shape destinies and give rise to legendary figures.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780765310026
Branch Call Number: FANTASY Erikson 2000
Characteristics: 604 p. : maps ; 24 cm


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Dec 12, 2010

I agree with GDelmage, Deadhouse Gates was the first book I read in the series, and definitely set me up for the rest - if I'd started with Gardens of the Moon I'm not sure I would have become so hooked on Erikson's work, as his first book is rather convoluted.
This guy is amazing, he's in a league of his own, I highly recommend him to anyone who has grown bored or disillusioned with the stock-standard fantasy genre books, you won't regret it.

Nov 19, 2010

I adore all of Steven Erikson's works in this series, but Deadhouse Gates is by far my favourite.

The characters he focuses on are, mostly, the one's I came to favour most in the series, and the stories they find themselves wrapped in during this book are great. The man writes tragedy and comedy, war and peace all so wonderfully.

The entire tale of the Chain of Dogs especially. Beautifully told, beautifully tragic - truly, so much emotion to ride on this rollercoaster.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone new to the series, but also add that you should go back to Gardens of the Moon at some point.


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