GoodReads Monday – Gardens of the Moon


Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners . To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!

My Random Pick 


Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #1)
By Steven Erikson
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
ISBN13: 9780765348784
Pages: 496
Genre: Fantasy


The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen’s rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins.

For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze.

However, the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand . . .

Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order–an enthralling adventure by an outstanding voice.

Have you read The Malazan Book of the Fallen series? I have not read the writings of Steven Erikson and feel this is where to start. While I have seen many mixed reviews, I feel confident that I will enjoy this series. Thoughts? What are some titles waiting on your TBR?

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32 thoughts on “GoodReads Monday – Gardens of the Moon

  1. I just finished reading this earlier this month:

    Lots of spoilers, but to be honest, the book is “Malazan” that whatever I might spoil can be superseded by your own read of things. The above is my 3rd read and I still have questions, lots of questions. Also be aware that the Malazan Book of the Fallen series is 10 books long. And that doesn’t include any books by Erikson’s malazan co-creator Ian Esslemont, the novella’s and prequels. Good luck! 😀

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    1. For sure! I say this about every book on my TBR haha.. but I hope I can make time sooner than later. I stop accepting review titles for a few months and just jump in. Why haven’t I learned to say no? Why Inge ❤


  2. I’ve heard of this book (probably from Drew. I’m certain there is a review for a book in this series from him somewhere…), but I’ve never read it. There are so many classic high fantasy series to read first, I’m holding out on Erikson’s works for a while. That said, I hope you enjoy this when you get to it! Maybe I’ll move it up my list. 😉

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