I have nothing but good things to say about these books.... but, I seem to be struggling to get through Memories of Ice, the 3rd book. In fact, with all three books I find it's taking me an abnormally long time to get through them. Since the start of 2005, all I've really read are the first 3 Malazan books (GotM was a re-read), and it's already late May! I don't know if there's other reasons for the significant decline in my rate of reading... I've read all Jordan and Martin's books, as well as many other FAT fantasy novels, but lately it seems I have a harder time ploughing through them. Anyone else ever find Erikson a bit tough at times? That being said, I'm still loving the book and the series, so I don't really have anything to complain about. Just the fact that they're taking me forever to read!