Set in a brilliantly realized world ravaged by dark, uncontrollable magic, this thrilling novel of war, intrigue and betrayal confirms Steven Erikson as a storyteller of breathtaking skill, imagination and originality--the author who has written the first great fantasy epic of the new millennium. @goodreads
The prologue was cray!
But I had fun with Fiddler in chapter 1 😂
Kalem's laugh rumbled from where he sat at the tiller. "Fiddler and water don't mix, lad. Look at him, he's greener than that damned monkey of yours"
A sympathetic snuffling sound breathed against Fiddler's cheek. He pried open one bloodshot eye to find a tiny, wizened face staring at him. "Go away, Moby," Fiddler croaked
Then they got chased by a crazy shapeshifting creature that looked like a big centipede!
Fiddler scrambled to the stern, crouching down beside Kalem. The assassin straightened to face the dhenrabi, one hand on the tiller. "Soletaken! Be on your way--we care nothing for your passage!"
I shall be merciful when killing you. The creature rushed the barque from directly astern, cutting through the water like a sharp-hulled ship. It's jaws opened wide.
"You were warned," Fiddler said as he raised the crossbow, aimed and fired. The quarrel sped for the beast's open mouth. Lightening fast, the dhenrabi snapped at the shaft, its thin, saw-edged teeth slicing through the quarrel and shattering the clay ball, releasing to the air the powdery mixture within the ball. The contact resulted in an instantaneous explosion that blew the Soletaken's head apart
Then they talked for a minute and
Fiddler shrugged. "So . . . nothing. Just that." He spat again over the side and slumped down. "The excitement made me forget my seasickness. Now the excitement's faded, dammit."😂
The one thing I really didn't like about this book is that Rake wasn't in it. And YES, I know he was over there and we were over here.
There were a lot of great characters in the book whether good or bad. But my all time fav was Fiddler! I just loved him.
There were some sad stuff. There always is in these books. But also in these books, people can be brought back! So who ever knows!!
I love Ralph Lister as the narrator because he can rock a book!! I did follow along in my physical copy for the most part. I did zone out on some things but it's okay, that's what re reads are for! 😄
Anyhoo, enjoyed it and that's all that matters.