Forge of the High Mage

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Forge of the High Mage

Forge of the High Mage

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If you've read Malazan and you like it, there's no reason not to read this book as long as you've read the three previous ones in this cycle. Only snafu was the absolute sudden unexplained and glaring omission of a character on page 111 who should have had an explanation for his unresolved absence. Despite these complaints, the book itself is perhaps my favorite of any Esslemont has ever written and has made up for a lot of the issues I had with Kellanved's Reach, despite it carrying a few of it's flaws over. Here, then, in the tracts of the Ice Wastes and among the islands of Falar, the Empire of Malaz faces two seemingly insurmountable tests - each one potentially the origin of its destruction.

If you're running a script or application, please register or sign in with your developer credentials here. ICE has written a couple book's that were serious misses for me, but I've been enjoying the Path to Ascendancy Series for the most part. Now I’m full of anticipation and excitement for whatever comes out first, the next book in this series or whatever Mr.I don't feel like I got any Aha moments or received any depth or insight you would expect from a prequel book. it also does a good job of showing how dark imperialism is, not just in a grander sense but also how ‘good’ people like dujek will allow awful people like hairlock to serve because it helps the ‘empire’. On the flip side, Mael himself is an active character in this book, he’s there to influence and sanction the proper use of power drawn from him (and not by the oily, slimy bastard Rel). Kellanved is so fun to follow around with how you absolutely have no idea what he's going to do next. 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 a book that I have been eagerly awaiting since I finished my early review copy of Kellanved’s Reach in January 2019. The cataclysmic ending is a tad contrived, but the various storylines sync well and everything Malazan and Crimson is in fine form. There were a few awesome moments, and a few questions answered, but that wasn't enough to make this book memorable . Some observers noted that cover artist Steve Stone's work appeared at least partially as if created by an AI art-generator.

It shows him coming into his power as he pushes himself beyond what he thought was his limits, only to discover an almost limitless supply of power on the other side of his mental barricades. Since the main Malazan armies are otherwise engaged in Quon Tali, a collection of orphaned units and broken squads has been brought together under Fist Dujek - himself recovering from the loss of an arm - to fight this new campaign. When reading Forge of the High Mage, like previous entries in this series, it is easier to keep track of the people, places, and the plot. I have read every single book that has been released to date in the Malazan universe from both Ian C Esslement and Steven Erikson (well except Upon a Dark of Evil Overlords which in all his eccentricity Erikson decided to release just his handwritten notes and at the moment is not available as an actual book). The author takes us back to where it all began and how the Malazans forge their empire with their ruthlessness.



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