The Malazan Re-read of the Fallen - NoK Ch.6 & Epilogue
Amanda and Bill wrap up their Malazan Re-read of the Fallen with the final chapter and epilogue of Ian Esslemont's Night of Knives:
They move back to the main timeline next with Deahouse Gates.
What I felt I was seeing in NoK was an author relatively new to his craft, still trying to feel out how to pace a novel: what scenes to select, which to omit; where to go slow and where to speed up; where to show and where to tell, when to let the reader find the meaning and when to help them along or just tell them. It was rough, but the potential was clearly there. Return of the Crimson Guard has, I think some of the same flaws, improves on many of them, and manages to find a few new ones. But I do think it is a better book, Amanda. And my assumption is Stonewielder will continue that progress and I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on it (wink wink hint to our Tor overlords).