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Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

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AuthorSteven Erikson
TitleMemories of Ice
SeriesMalazan Book of the Fallen, The
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Submitted by Michael Fuller 
(Jun 15, 2013)

I struggled through the first 2 books because the world was difficult to comprehend. I didn\'t even realize until I started this one, that Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates took place at the same time.... But amongst epic fantasy fans, this series is always mentioned.. So I pushed through, restarting each book several times.

Then I got to Memories of Ice. And it clicked. This book is so much easier to read, and I felt so glad that I pushed myself to continue. The characters in this book are outstanding, believable, and you care about them. Of all the characters, I loved Itkovian the best, and I still get chills when I think of him defining compassion to the T\'lan Imass, 300,000 year old immortal beings, after he gives them a gift and they can\'t comprehend why...

\"We humans do not understand compassion. In each moment of our lives, we betray it. Aye, we know of
its worth, yet in knowing we then attach to it a value, we guard the giving if it,
believing it must be earned. T\'lan Imass. Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the word.
It must be given freely. In abundance.\"

Do yourself a favor and make it through to the third book. When I did, I read one and two (AGAIN) and it all clicked. I have read just about every epic fantasy series there is, and this one truly is, epic.

Submitted by jessica morris 
(Feb 15, 2004)

I have to thank my brother for getting me into these fantastic books.

At first I thought it would be your typical fantasy book, but how wrong I was. Like every one else, it took some time to get into the books, especially the first one. But once I did, I couldn't put them down.

I can't find fault with any of the books, but Memories of Ice has to be my favorite, as by this point you are so connected with the characters. But not only that, I think Steven Erikson's ability to stop and start your emotions, as he changes from setting to setting, from pure excitement to heart breaking stuff makes this book unforgettable.

I recommend all to read this book, but make sure you read them in order or you'll be lost. Another reason these books are so amazing is that whatever age you are, if you're a keen reader you will enjoy them.

Submitted by Boersting 
(Oct 19, 2003)

It all started with LOTR when I was very young and since I have read all the classics of SF/Adventure. Some months ago I was recommended a series called A Tale of the Malazan Book of Fallen and my life hasn't been the same since. Just completed book 3 Memories of Ice and I have to say, that until I "meet" Dujek, Rake, Felisin, Kruppe, Korlat and all the other wonderful characters I hadn't really read anything at all... The scope of the story, the plots within the plots, the gallery of characters, the in depth dialogues, the battles etc. are far beyond anything else out there!

The review on the back cover of Memories of Ice is truly correct - It alters the reader's perception of reality (in such a fantastic and exiting way)...

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