Following on from the now locked thread where it was suggested that Midnight Tides was almost standalone, and a good starting point for people that want to give Erikson a chance but get put off by GotM or whatever, I have a couple of questions: 1) Is this pretty much true? I fancy the idea of this rather than reading GotM again to start giving his stuff a chance. 2) I read GotM and about half of DG a few years ago. Are any of the 'spoilers' in Midnight Tides for other books? Cheers!!