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More about Erikson books... posted 01 August 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionMore about Erikson books... by Tattooed Hand, Auditor


I'm re-reading Midnight Tides at the moment and am totally confused about the timeline. The second scene in the prologue takes place in 1159 of Burn's Sleep, which corresponds to three years before the Seventh Closure. The main body of the book begins a year before the Seventh Closure, meaning 1161 of Burn's sleep. The book takes place over a year, and so ends 1162 of Burn's sleep.

And the main action of Gardens of the Moon- the fall of Pale -begins in 1163.

What I don't understand is how Trull can be shorn and chained to the wall in the drowned world in the House of Chains prologue in 1159 of Burns Sleep if he is running around with his brothers in 1161!!!!

Erikson timeline errors make Bakker's seem minor. Was there some later corrections that I don't know about that can ease this headache of mine? view post


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