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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson

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Submitted by Grant
(Dec 23, 2000)

Deadhouse Gates,A startling thriller which leaves readers gasping in a chilling downpour of intrigue, sacrifice and desperation. By far the better of Erikson's earlier 'Gardens of the Moon,''Deadhouse Gates' marks book 2 of the 10 serie read making Steven Erikson's 'Malazan Book of the Fallen' a series to die for.If you're sick of Evil vs. Good, if you don't know the true meaning of trust, if you want to ascend but don't know how, or if you want a book which finally depicts the total frustration, devastation and desperation of war, then pick this book up and don't put it down until you see "GLOSSARY"keep writing, and for those interested in reading DEADHOUSE GATES ask the guy flying over your house this Christmas.

Submitted by Azhar
(Dec 10, 2000)

It just gets better...If you're looking for a low-calorie dish of light fantasy, this ain't it. If you're looking for a nine-course riot of taste and texture, exotically spiced to make your eyes water, your heart pump faster and your brain do cartwheels inside your cranium, I know a great little Thai place downtown. Or, if you want something analogous to that in your reading, stop at the 'E's and pick up the latest from Steven Erikson. Like 'Gardens of the Moon', and indeed like the whole concept for the 10-volume Malazan series, Deadhouse Gates is an ambitious work that is sometimes in danger of over-reaching itself. But if you can buckle down for the ride, it sure is a fun one. I don't know what to say, this is the greatest fantasy book I have read ever. The book starts of a bit slow and your not sure what is happening, as you read on start start to understand what is happening. The book is not just focused on one Character, but serveral. Like most fantasy goods, its good vs Evil, this is different, Good guys do bad things and bad guys do good things and sometimes things that look good are actually bad. So you don't know who's side you are on. In GOTM (Gardens of the Moon), people were say there was not enough history background info, but you find out much in this book, and I'm sure we will find out much more in the future books. The second half of the book, starts to set off fireworks, fast pace action, this book makes you think. It is quite challenging to read, but when you have finished it, you'll be demanding more. I just can't wait for the next one to come out when they return to Genabackis.

Submitted by Chriss Wallwork
(Nov 24, 2000)

Ok, I've just finished Deadhouse Gates which is the second in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. I absolutely adored Gardens of the Moon, but I have to say that the sequel wasn't as good. It takes place on the Seven Cities continent and deals with the rebellion and Coltaine's Chain of Dogs. Now, while this book still has all the terrifing detail, there is something very brutal and depressing about it, that I found a little heavey handed.  The only characters from book one in this one are Kalam Fiddler Crokus Apsalar and Moby, which is maybe why I didn't enjoy it as much as I loved all the characters from book one. Despite my personal reaction to the book, I would still reccomend that all fans read it, as it is still a pretty good read, just be warned that it is nothing like gardens of the moon.

And to Mr Erikson, bring on book three!

Submitted by seadragonlady@btinternet.com
(Nov 13, 2000)

I have just finished this the second in the Malazan series and I feel as I have lost touch with good friends and escaped from hell.

This is as one reviewer said " not a land you would want to be born in to".

It is dangerous evil people are pawns but it is compelling.

Yes the first book is a little slow to grip you but it is well worth going the extra mile.

All I have to say is when is book three available.  I ready!!

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