Book 2, Malazan Book of the Fallen
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In the vast dominion of Seven Cities, in the Holy Desert Raraku, the seer Sha'ik and her followers prepare for the long-prophesied uprising known as the Whirlwind. Unprecedented in size and savagery, this maelstrom of fanaticism and bloodlust will embroil the Malazan Empire in one of the bloodiest conflicts it has ever known, shaping destinies and giving birth to legends . . .
Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Eirkson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--a new master of epic fantasy.
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If you liked the first one
Prepare to be blown away. My second trip through the series, and I must say, unlike any other series I have read, sooooo much better the second time.
I enjoyed the first book in this series - but one thousand pages into this one I could still not tell you who the characters were or what they wanted.
Superior to the first in every way.
Erikson hit his stride starting with this book. Still among my favorites out of his 10 book series. It takes the mystery and complexity of Gardens of the Moon and applies it in a fashion that is better paced and less ambiguous while simultaneously building upon Gardens and answering past questions. It also includes one of the more tragic story lines in the series that is full of heartbreaking narratives. The cast includes familiar characters and many entirely new ones, all of whom are integral to the story and quite believable. If you finished Gardens then you owe it to yourself to see Erikson at his best.