Forge of the High Mage

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Forge of the High Mage

Forge of the High Mage

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I absolutely love the Malazan world, Steven Erikson being without a shadow of a doubt my favorite author, with ICE's coming in the top 10 as well. loaded with set pieces, contains wonderful dialogue, witty exchanges, explosive showdowns, unlikely alliances, and features some of the finest character creations that the genre has to offer. Forge Of The High Mage is the fourth in book in the Path to Ascendancy series, which has just gotten better and better. Still crazy as a coconut, but much less frustrating because now, all his associates are aware of his unlimited potential, his infinite cunning and utter unpredictability. He has a degree in Creative Writing, studied and worked as an archaeologist, travelled extensively in South East Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years.

I felt like his original 6 were a little gimmicky - like seeing the rest of the Star Wars universe you always wanted to see but then realize it was better keeping it mysterious. We span large amounts of time in short summary paragraphs and skip over entire battle or momentous events without really any personal investment. Malazan being my undisputed GOAT series, I feel almost obligated to read anything releasing in greater series.slight spoilers here but i adored how dancer was handled in his reunion to ullara, especially considering the underlying tension with lasseen that makes the ultimate outcome that much more understandable. One such occasion, unfortunately, left me feeling frustrated as it was a blink-and-you-will-miss-it, over-in-a-page encounter.

Esslemont continues his early empire Path to Ascendancy sequence impressively with the fourth instalment, Forge of the High Mage. The author takes us back to where it all began and how the Malazans forge their empire with their ruthlessness. If you don't like the main Malazan books you might still like the Path to Ascendancy books because they are lighter and faster paced but I think a lot of the fun of these prequel books are knowing what these characters will do later on and seeing them develop so reading Path to Ascendancy without that context seems pointless. It is still very enjoyable, especially because we have all of the old guard (Kellanved, Dancer, Dassem, Tayschrenn etc) and we get to see them in action. If you haven't read Malazan yet, and you enjoy epic fantasy, history, anthropology and philosophy, you should just read Malazan starting from Gardens of the Moon and come back here after 20 books or so.Malazan, Theloman, Tiste Andii, Crimson Guard and let's not forget the spider at the center of the web, a certain Dal Hon mage and his companion. This book, and the ones that follow, look at "different paths and different characters' routes and story arcs".

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