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!
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.
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.