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Toll the Hounds

It seemed a bit meandering at times with Erikson mostly repositioning some characters to set up the amazing last bit and foreshadowing events. Works by Steven Erikson. The giant oaf cannot linger, or worse, malinger. Hate was a lie that in feeding fills the hater with the bliss of satiation, even as his spirit starves View all 5 comments. Both of these conditions were amply fulf I’ll start by saying that this book was an absolute treasure-box for wonderful quotes, about anything and everything that torments the structure of our society and which troubles each individual’s mind.

Erikson has a way of befuddling the mind sometimes, and I found that happening a lot to me in this book. But before I do 9 I’ll definitely be reading reviews and getting advice. Show me a written history that makes sense, and I will show you true fiction. On all sides, day and night, light and dark! A thrilling, harrowing novel of war, intrigue and dark, uncontrollable magic, Toll the Hounds is the new chapter in Erikson’s monumental series – epic fantasy at its most imaginative and storytelling at its most exciting.

One person may be crucial to success or failure, but chances are that another and another and another and another also were. Yet, instead of the standard fare cynical approach to faith and religion, Erikson asks critical questions instead.


New vistas to see, strangers, disconnect from local cultures, all are too easy to experience. I mean, Erikson has already spilled a ton of ink across a nearly countless number of characters and plot lines. This made my reading experience much less boring than it was supposed to be. Erikson has a unique and weird writing style and it took me a little bit of time to acclimatize myself with it and get sucked back into the story.

Don’t tell this to a historian: No existence is truly benign. This god of promises laughs At the wrong things, wrongly timed Unmaking all these sacrifices In deliberate malice Recoil like a soldier routed Even as retreat is denied Before corpses heaped high in walls You knew this would come At last and feign nothing, no surprise To find this cup filled With someone else’s pain It’s never as bad as it seems The taste sweeter than expected When you squat in a fool’s dream So take this belligerence Where you will, the dogged cur Is the charge of my soul To the center of the street Spinning round all fangs bared Snapping at thirsty spears Thrust cold and purged of your hands.

It’ll be a while before I go to the next book but I know I’m going to devour it. That armour defends humanity. That plotline had a cool resolution that tied it nicely into the overall scheme of things.

Well there’s Baruk, and there’s Kruppe, a handful of Malazan’s. The Forlorn Tales of Displacement One of hunds big theme in this book is displacement. Kruppe and Iskaral Pust.

Besides, you don’t have a spare moccasin, because I stole it. With that being said, I found this installment a little light on quotes until the end that really caught my attention hence the lack of progress updates. So do I force a break now or continue on malazann will mean 9 months consecutively reading pretty much only Malazan? A skill that Erikson has in spades as evident from his narrative.


Dust of Dreams and The Crippled God are like one book, taking a break in between those two would be madness. houndx

Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson

I think it might have been the Tiste Andii parts that got to me. This shift in narrative structure in each chapter is perhaps four paragraphs long. The retired Bridgeburners are enjoying their retirement when Assassins from the Assassins’ Guild suddenly come after them, though the assassins soon discover that the Bridgeburners aren’t easy marks.

The employed but bounds getting by cling all the harder to their jobs, even unto accepting despicable working conditions — which in turn permits the employers to fill their purses unto bulging, thus satisfying whatever hidden pathetic inadequacies they harbour. At the same time, Erikson was capable of telling an undiminished epic fantasy thhe while effectively portraying what the characters felt with minimum words.

One of my favorite Malazan books. So few, Lord, and fewer with each generation, until now here you stand, virtually alone. I of course immediately mallazan with Dust of Dreams. None of it works. The only emotion I had after I finished it was relief like one after a great physical effort which it was – sort of.

Open Preview See a Problem? A single regret could crush a thousand proud deeds, and Barathol Makhar had more regrets than most mortals could stomach. This was another good instalment of Steven Erikson’s fantastic Malazan series.