Memories of Ice

Memories of Ice

Book - 2006
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The ravaged continent of Genabackis has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all. In its path stands an uneasy alliance: Onearm's army and Whiskeyjack's Bridgeburners alongside their enemies of old--the forces of the Warlord Caladan Brood, Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii mages, and the Rhivi people of the plains.
But ancient undead clans are also gathering; the T'lan Imass have risen. For it would seem something altogether darker and more malign threatens this world. Rumors abound that the Crippled God is now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge.
Marking the return of many characters from Gardens of the Moon and introducing a host of remarkable new players, Memories of Ice is both a momentous new chapter in Steven Erikson's magnificent epic fantasy and a triumph of storytelling.

Publisher: New York : Tor Fantasy, 2006, ©2001.
Edition: First mass market edition.
ISBN: 9780765348807
Characteristics: 925 pages ;,17 cm.


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Feb 26, 2018

A great book, lots and I mean LOTS of meat to it. It helps to have read at least "Gardens of the Moon" (I skipped the second book, "Deadhouse Gates," as it follows different characters introduced in "Gardens.")

My friend recommended this fantasy series to me. It's in the same vein as Game of Thrones in that it's gritty, more realistic fantasy, and it takes place in an immediately post war setting. I personally prefer Erikson's more neutral writing tone compared to Martin's. The setting is incredibly detailed, and the timeline is long, so not all the books in the series (13 of them, not including prequels and off-shoots) follow each other seamlessly.

It's hard to describe the world and books as anything but an epic, and I've only read the two books so far, and part of another. It's grim dark at times, gritty, there are mature themes but they aren't played up or sensationalized. There are so many characters (I referred to the list in the back of the book a few times) but they all have roles to play, even if they are small. The character that picks up a stone from the ground will somehow be significant. It's a trek, but it's a good one.

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Jan 13, 2011

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