I am great fan of fantasy books. Recently I read the First Book of Malazan of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson . This series has over 10 sequel books as of now. Once started, the book was unputdownable. The author’s writing style is different yet refreshing. I usually don’t like stories where you can easily differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys and the good guy always wins over obstacles and finally wins. I like novels like the Song of Ice and Fire Series by GRRM, which proceeds with sheer reality and with the intent of telling an epic story and in which your loyalty to a particular character changes abruptly and your favourite character is suddenly wiped out or turns villain 🙂 Gardens of the Moon was exactly that type of novel and I loved every bit of it. He has created a massive collection of civilizations and characters and yet held the story captivatingly. Overall, I would give it a 5/5. I have just ordered the second book Deadhouse Gates and really looking forward to it.
Verdict : A must read for any fantasy lover