[Kellanved's Reach] Free ✓ Ian C. Esslemont

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  • Kellanved's Reach
  • Ian C. Esslemont
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  • 01 August 2018
  • 9781787630413

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Kellanved's Reach characters ↠ 100 Om Castle Gris make their way across this ravaged landscape of flame and butchery Their intention to seek out the legendary Crimson Guard And then there's Kellanved who could not care less about any of this petty politicking or strategy or war Something other and altogether mysterious has caught his attention and he together with a reluctant and decidedly sceptical Dancer traverse continents and journey through the Realms in pursuit But this ancient mystery that has so captivated Kellanved is neither esoter. Book 1 5Book 2 5Book 3 375Just when I thought ICE had it all worked outThe problem is you have dozens of legendary characters and you try to wrap things up in a 350 page book If I could describe this book in one word it would be smattering A smattering of Heboric a smattering of Blues Skinner Dassem Shimmer Surly Urko Catheron TCG Silk Greymane Dujek Whiskeyjack ToolWTF These are characters who could have their own books I understand he wanted this as a compliment to Empire and to set up those events but he needed to think BotF as well If the first book was Dancer s and the second was an ensemble of the main old guard this was just spread too thinly It was still enjoyable because any Malazan will be but some of the events and explanations were almost YA in feel I did love the throne of Telann scene the meeting of the Moranth and TCG part

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Kellanved's Reach characters ↠ 100 The incessant war between the bickering city states of uon Tali rages So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas But some powers are alarmedAnd in the meantime as Purge and Tali indulge in what seems like a their never ending game of war a mercenary caught up in the fight between the two states suddenly refuses to play along and causes all sorts of chaos Simultaneously a pair of escapees fr. ARC received from the publisher Random House UK in exchange for an honest reviewKellanved s Reach was a great continuation to the story behind the rise of Kellanved and Dancer and the beginnings of the Malazan Empire Judging from the direction of the narrative I strongly doubt that this would be the end of the series which was marketed initially as a trilogy Compared to the previous books the number of character POVs in the third book had than doubled There were multiple storylines told from the perspective of all the different warring city states within the continent of uon Tali Arising from these were several new characters being introduced While most of these individuals will have significant roles in the later Malazan books their respective subplots at in this book seemed largely detached from the main story There was one character whose nickname was yet to be known by the end of the book and it made me want to tear my hair out I was certain that he s a prominent person in the later books but his character development at this stage did not provide sufficient clues What I loved most about the two previous books was that it focussed on our two major characters The development of their partnership and friendship and their interaction with one another were always a great delight to read In this third book however their story probably took up at most a uarter of the book if not less The length of the books in this series so far have been relatively short by Malazan standards Given this some compromise will be reuired when it comes to handling a broader range of subplots and a larger cast of characters The ambitious scope in Kellanved s Reach resulted in a narrative which I felt was too rushed in placesDespite all that I still enjoyed reading Kellanved s Reach simply because I loved the worldbuilding in Malazan And there was also the excitement of discovering what happened before all the incidences or events some earthshattering and some seemingly benign which would cumulatively lead to what we ve known and seen in the Malazan Book of the Fallen and Malazan Empire Truth be told I haven t finished the Empire books because I was not particularly enthralled by Esslemont s writing there However reading this preuel series had sufficiently rekindled my interest to read the rest of his booksThe ending had the flavour of the usual epic Malazan climax but it was also where it suffered the most from the shorter length of the novel I would really truly loved to have a much longer chapter of the climactic seuence with all the anticipation built up from the deadly assault of the mage cadre and the unleashing of elder powers The last section of the book then served to wrap up some of the loose ends of the various new characters Without any doubt it opened up the possibility of preuel stories coming our way Not that I have no complaints if there are If Esslemont keeps up with his current writing style to continue treating Malazan fans with and books I will keep on reading And I definitely wouldn t mind if these books are a tad longer You can pre order this book from UK Book Depository Free shipping worldwide You can also find this and my other reviews at Novel Notions

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Kellanved's Reach characters ↠ 100 Ic nor ephemeral No it is of an altogether darker and dangerous hue It involves the Elder races themselves and specifically certainly alarmingly the semi mythic and universally dreaded Army of Dust and BoneSurely no one in their right mind would be so foolish as to embark on a journey from which none have returned Well no one except Kellanved that is Returning to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire here is the third awesome chapter in Ian C Esslemont's new epic fantasy seuenc. 25 starsHm This was a weird one I feel like I m one of the few Malazan fans who feel a bit meh about the Path to Ascendancy seriesMy criticism of this might seem contradictory This book follows a lot of different characters and there were uite a few I did not really care about and whose storylines I found boringThe thing is the book felt too short to me Huh she found it too short but boring I feel like the characters and storylines did not have enough room to develop The book often felt rushed and key elements happened way too uickly for my liking This made it hard to really connect to and care for the characters This book could have easily been twice as longAlso I feel like this book was targeted at readers who have read both MBotF and the Malazan Empire series I have not read the latter and I buddy read this with some of the Malazan enthusiasts at Fantasy Buddy Reads They picked up a lot of things I did not and I think this diminished my reading enjoymentAs for the writing I can t say that Esslemont s writing is bad in this one but there is something about it that does not work for me I can t put my finger on it thoughThere were some great moments and scenes I really enjoyed where I felt the fascination for this world but unfortunately those were muddied by a lot of rushed scenes I wish the book had focused on those storylines I enjoyed and had spent time developing themThe rest of the seriesDancer s Lament 25 starsDeadhouse Landing 3 5 4 stars