Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont. The series has an outstanding depth. The world and characters are complex and well thought out. I think the series is often compared the A Song of Fire and Ice because it is mature, brutal, and elaborate. I could go on forever about the pros and cons... great series though. Highly recommended. One of the big positives though is the dedication of the creators. Erikson puts out Storm of Sword sized novels yearly and the tenth and final novel of the main series releases in the U.S. March 1st. Esslemont writes slower but still puts out some great stuff. It's kind of a relief waiting all this time for A Dance with Dragons, knowing someone actually has an ending to their story and can get you there.
Originally Posted by Proto Man
The first book is called Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson.
kingoffighters is also reading this series.
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