The world of the Malazan Empire is among the most complex fantasy worlds ever created. Very few would disagree with this, even those in the fantasy community who hold onto a firm dislike for Erikson’s storytelling style. I admire the world and characters; the complexity of both is second to none and I have within my mind’s eye, expanses of scenes as tragic as they are heroic, as cruel as they are hopeful.
With Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart, Erikson holds up a mirror for all of humanity.
Rating: 4.25/5 stars
I admit it. I never read Malazan. I’ve waited until now to take my first foray into Steven Erikson’s sprawling world. My first stop: Gardens of the Moon.