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My favourite story lines were Karsa and Traveller, Cutter still angry about this name and of course, the one and only Anomander Rake. Briefly, they are 1 clear writing 2 memorable, powerful characters 3 “pivotal moral and philosophical issues of universal concern,” and 4 “such a thorough experience of the culture in which it is set that readers experience and comprehend it yoll reality, regardless of how far removed from it in space and time they might be. The moment those virtues fail, then the gods help you, for no armour is strong enough to save you.

Gratitude as always goes to my advance readers: Gods, demons, powerful warriors, and crazy priests. People born and die.

They are some of the best, nutty characters I have encountered in a storyline, and I have to say I cannot fault the way that Erikson writes them as they fascinate and beguile me: And when everything’s turning to custard don’t forget to smile as you load your crossbow and sing “Who let the dogs out woof woof woof woof woof. There seemed to be an excessive amount of introspection and self indulgent musings yes, more than usual touching on the usual Steven Erikson favourites ie politics and religion.

Toll the Hounds centers around the legacy of Anomander Rake, Lord of the Tiste Andii, and the convergence of various powers in the city of Darujhistan.

Kalazan, many people have already done that. The pick of the new guys being Harllo and Endest. Was all this grief and suffering for nought?

Anyway, that’s how I feel about Toll the Hounds. The stories were all over the place with seemingly no way to come together, and I think knowing a lot of the characters at the beginning for once made most of the book pretty easy to follow compared to previous books. Itkovian’s sacrifice in Memories of Ice gave birth to a new cult the cult of the Redeemerpropelling him to godhood. I also think that Kadaspala another truly mad character, delusional and yet brilliant is worth a mention for the part that he plays within the story because he’s chained within the sword of Dragnipur, and as one of the first to be so he’s gone utterly loopy.


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Wrath of Betty These span from the small and personal ones to the immense and epic. Novels of the Malazan Empire. Not even the payment of a fine is demanded, simply the empty negotiation that absolves responsibility.

Toll the Hounds Tor 2nd Cover. I loved these characters in Book 1, and it was so good to see them again. Malazan Book of the Fallen 10 books.

The lie of wisdom is best hidden in monologue. Full Review This book provides an interesting contrast with Reaper’s Gale for me. And stealing’s against the law.

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And only a former Seerdomin appears to stand in that god’s path. The Wertzone also gave a positive review, stating that “Toll the Hounds is also the Malazan series’ most thematically-developed and tightest novel, with notions of family, responsibility and the role of desire all coming in for examination.

Now that I have gotten my complaints out of the way let us move on to the positive side of the review and other thoughts. As soon as it happens, people finally start acting – in the very last moment, doing great sacrifices; most of these sacrifices could be easily prevented if somebody bothered to do something fairly obvious and logical things, too before the crisis started.

A god defying, near magic immune tank of creature. They may only make a brief appearance or end up getting caught up in another character’s plot. Not sorry I did! These two things are sometimes intertwined and other times not. Convergence of characters, of destinies, past and future, old and new, friends and enemies, lovers, ascendants, gods, mules – all coming to a single crossroad. Characters do things randomly, some characters are omniscient and perhaps omnipotent but then choose not to do things until the last 50 pages could have done it blessed pages soonersome characters die with feeling, some randomly, some scenes are so set that they lose all context I could spoiler to death here the world’s most meaningless duel when a simple suicide would have done, and the fight itself was glossed over after technically being the most complex to occur.


Toll the Hounds can be called as the penultimate volume in the Book of the Fallen as the next two books, Dust of Dreams and The Crippled God, form a two-part finale. Toll the Hounds has a host of awesome characters; gods, ascendants, humans, dragons, Hounds…needless to say the convergence in this one was a beast! As rightful as joy, love, grief and fear.

Considering there are still two books I am super excited about what is yet to come. Yet, it is also maybe one of the most poetic and contemplative instalment, filled to the brim with beautiful turns of phrase and profound meditations.

Most people purporting to wisdom dare not engage in dialogue, lest they reveal the paucity of their assumptions. A certain desperation that still spins like a coin — which way will it fall? First and foremost, there were a lot of POVs in the book.

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Assassins skulk in alleyways, but the quarry has turned and the hunters become the hunted. That cast here is, as usual, huge. There were a lot of s It has been over a week since I finished Toll the Houndsso I have had plenty hound time to think about how I wanted to review this. Malazan Book of the Fallen. Then again, it took me three months to read due to lack of time so I guess I was forced to savor it. Some of the characters and locales from previous books return here, others do not.

This novel is dedicated to the memory of my father, R. So why is that? View all 4 comments. The structure of society is far more fragile than most believe.