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Deadhouse Gates (Book 2 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen)

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Icarium can tell that the house is under siege by the shapeshifters and the damaged warren and plans to fight to defend it. The backbone of the entire novel, the Chain of Dogs tells the tale of the desperate flight of tens of thousands of innocents, and the dogged fight of those who accompany them as both their shepherds, and their protectors. Maybe I am being dense, but this is the second of his books that I have read, and I have the pervasive feeling as I progress through this series that I am missing something important, but I can’t put my finger on what precisely that is. If you’re wondering why the name Tavore Paran sounds familiar, let me remind you that her brother, Ganoes, was the very first character we met in Gardens of the Moon. has also given out directions to the House, essentially sending an open invitation to any Soletaken and D’ivers who happen to be in the area.

Well, rumour has it that there’s one on every continent – including Seven Cities – and the theory goes that they’re all connected via magical paths.Notorious for their fatalistic sense of humour and surly rejection of authority, the marines are somewhat legendary in the eyes of new recruits and old foot soldiers alike, though they’re also regarded by some as a thorn in the empire’s side. He appeared on the mortal plane and then that plot point is almost never touched on again save a few conversations. Coltaine promotes a particularly effective sapper to sergeant only to learn that he’s demoted their captain, but it sticks – and this scene proves that Duiker is right that when you go on through the horror you find tears and smiles together.

I am not asking for an info-dump, but Erikson could do a better job of educating his readers about this incredibly imaginative world he has co-created ( Ian Cameron Esslemont has written two books in the Malazan world).For newcomers to this series, I suggest that every time you see the word Malazan in any kind of discussion, immediately scroll through them. Unlike the previous book, which followed different groups of characters in close proximity to one another, the character threads in Deadhouse Gates are frequently separated by hundreds or thousands of miles at a time. Felisin accepts the goddess’s power but doesn’t give herself up entirely, and adopts a young girl and names her Felisin. Felisin accepts the goddess's power but does not give herself up entirely, and adopts a young girl and names her Felisin.

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