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I'm currently reading Forge of Darkness and I can't help but notice some inconsistencies in the creation of the warrens by K'rul. The timeline given in the Malazan series doesn't match the one given in this book. Well, it wasn't stated exactly when and how but you know what I mean right?

Yeah. For one, wasn't it stated that the Holds preceded warrens? How come
the Holds in FoD are noble houses? Or literal houses, whatever. And at that time K'rul is male (*gasp*) and has already fashioned warrens.

One of my current guesses is that the sorcerous Holds are already present, they just aren't named as such.


I'm interested in Old Man. Who is he?

In other news, SE posted a short SF story over at Tor. I'm still waiting for excerpts of Blood and Bone.
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That's what I remember too. The Holds are older than the Warrens and the latter are like "children" of the former. The Holds we know so far are like the "general" version if you group together the Warrens that have something in common or are closely connected.

They're probably just the same or maybe the Warrens are the aspects of the Holds. Does that make sense?

What is your concept of the Warren anyway? I've always thought that it is a space that overlaps what the naked eyes can see. Sort of another manifestation of that space. And these spaces (the warrens/holds) are also connected just like the spaces we (or the characters) can see. So where does the "azath" figure? I think that it connects and holds together these spaces. Like "roots" holding them in place.
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I finished all of the books a few months back including Forge of Darkness. I have to say (and we can all tell by the name) Anomander is by far my favorite character. It's not for the fact that he basically scares the s**t out of even the big nasties. It's the fact that after all he has been through and done he continues on out of love for his people, and everyone else. His life is amazing to read about and learn.

Second favorite would have to be Ganoes Paran. I love the fact that he starts as a nobody and eventually becomes one of the powers that be and that scares everyone. And anyone that earns the respect of Rake has to be a bad a**.

Third favorite: This one is a tie Quick Ben, Kalam, and Fiddler take this one. The three of them together is one enormously scary team. Though as an after thought I would have to throw Hedge into this one as well.
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I'm currently reading Forge of Darkness and I can't help but notice some inconsistencies in the creation of the warrens by K'rul. The timeline given in the Malazan series doesn't match the one given in this book. Well, it wasn't stated exactly when and how but you know what I mean right?

Yeah. For one, wasn't it stated that the Holds preceded warrens? How come
the Holds in FoD are noble houses? Or literal houses, whatever. And at that time K'rul is male (*gasp*) and has already fashioned warrens.

One of my current guesses is that the sorcerous Holds are already present, they just aren't named as such.


I'm interested in Old Man. Who is he?

In other news, SE posted a short SF story over at Tor. I'm still waiting for excerpts of Blood and Bone.


Yeah I have been wondering the same thing.
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I finished all of the books a few months back including Forge of Darkness. I have to say (and we can all tell by the name) Anomander is by far my favorite character. It's not for the fact that he basically scares the s**t out of even the big nasties. It's the fact that after all he has been through and done he continues on out of love for his people, and everyone else. His life is amazing to read about and learn.

Second favorite would have to be Ganoes Paran. I love the fact that he starts as a nobody and eventually becomes one of the powers that be and that scares everyone. And anyone that earns the respect of Rake has to be a bad a**.

Third favorite: This one is a tie Quick Ben, Kalam, and Fiddler take this one. The three of them together is one enormously scary team. Though as an after thought I would have to throw Hedge into this one as well.
Yeah, Anomander is a great character. I especially like the fact that SE didn't concentrate much on his PoV in the main series as well as Forge of Darkness; kind of makes him still mysterious even though we *know* what motivates him.
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I am not yet done.
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Excited for Blood and Bone.

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WITNESS.
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Chouryou
I am not yet done.
>>>>>>>>>>

Excited for Blood and Bone.

<<<<<<<<<<

WITNESS.
Me too. I don't have a copy yet. But soon... smile
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Chouryou
I am not yet done.
>>>>>>>>>>

Excited for Blood and Bone.

<<<<<<<<<<

WITNESS.
Me too. I don't have a copy yet. But soon... smile


Been a while since we last spoke, hasn't it?
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RL has gotten so busy that I didn't have time to update this thread. Anyway, we have the synopsis for ASSAIL, the final ICE book, right here!

I've also finished Blood and Bone some months before, and while I think the writing wasn't exactly the best among all of ICE's books, I loved the book because goddamn Himatan is a scary place. Plus there's Murk and Sour. Golan and Principal Scribe Thorn are just lolzy --I thought their plotline was the most boring at first, until I realized their purpose in the story. And while I don't really care for Jatal, he had this one scene that really surprised me
where he was looking at this bathtub full of blood. Not scary. Then the corpse in it moved, and Jatal screamed and stabbed at it with his sword. I know it's not really horror-type scary, so to speak, but Malazan has few such scenes that kind of jump-scare you. At least, that's what I think.


SPOILERY LOLZ
Aw yeah, Skinner got his due! I laughed because his death was just so karmic. And while he's a skilled swordsman, to die from spiders is just funny.
As for Kallor... well, he's really tough to kill. Too bad for you, dude.

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