Orb Sceptre Throne (2012)
Orb Sceptre Throne (2012)
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
059306450X (ISBN13: 9780593064504)
Bantam Press
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This is the best of Esslemont's books so far, but there were just some things about it that didn't sit quite right with me. I think this mostly has to do with the fact that Esslemont is not Erikson. Their voices are very different (not better or worse - just different) and when you get used to certain characters in one voice (Kruppe was the biggest offender here), it is nearly impossible to read them any other way. I think that was the biggest weakness in the book. I rather enjoyed the stories very much and want to read more about them. I have a special place for Kiska and Tay so I would love to see how that continues to evolve. And I want to see more of the Seguleh and Dassem now that he is the First. Another solid addition to the Malazan books. Esslement continues to grow as an author, and I will be looking forward to his new books in the series. My favorite parts of the book deal with the Segulah, and of course, I love anything to do with the Bridgeburners.It was interesting to see how the Segulah faired as a fighting force, and not just small groups. I'm a little torn as to the direction the Segulah took, as it wasn't what I expected out of them at all.
Excellent piece tying in events after Dust of Dreams. Insight into the Seguleh is excellent
Definitely one of the more entertaining installments in this series.
Soooooo badass!! Don't get much better than this bad boy!
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