The denouement of the Malazan Book of the Fallen is so long that it had to be written over two enormous books. Dust of Dreams is the first act of this grand finale and it is glorious!
The third book of Magic 2.0 is more enjoyable than its predecessor, though still not as good as the first; its storyline succinctly encapsulated by the title of the book, An Unwelcome Quest.
Age of Assassins is an excellent debut among many remarkable ones that surfaced this year, and we have yet another new author to look out for.
In a series replete with epic endings, this eighth chapter of the Malazan Book of the Fallen contains, to date, the most epic one of all. It is with much joy that I can finally, upon rereading, upgrade this book as one of my favourites.
Apex is a great conclusion to the Nexus trilogy, a cyberpunk science fiction that blended thought-provoking social commentary with relatable characters and emotional resonance.
I will not be the first to extoll the astounding breadth and depth of the Malazan world with its deep history, a multitude of races, richly diverse cultures and a huge cast of characters. I may also not be the first to admit how lost I sometimes feel, wandering through this labyrinth of intricate worldbuilding.