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Erikson? posted 26 March 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Epitaphs, Candidate

Steven Erikson writes grittty, magical novels that each not only connect to tell an overall plotline that touches an entire world, but tell singular tales that finish in the volume. Most people agree the first book is at first, a sludge to get through. Don't just give up on it. Trust me--it took me six months and a boring summer to get back to it, and it cannot take you that long to find out what happens to Coltaine and his Chain of Dogs in Deadhouse Gates(don't let anyone spoil that for you, either). Note that the first book is actually a lot better after you've read subsequent books. Most people agree on that, too.

The only "bad" thing about the books is if you get attached to characters, as usually, the next volume moves on to a different part of the world. But this only a complaint usually until about a hundred pages in, then you forget that you're missing the Bridgeburners. view post


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