An Introduction to Our Malazan Read Along
I am hosting a read-along for Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen epic fantasy series at The Fantasy Review! There aren’t many books I read where I feel there is a lot to talk about, but with Malazan the discussions could be endless.
The format for this Malazan read-along is simple. I will write an essay on each chapter of the books as I go along. There will be a brief summary of events and then I will go straight into the literary side of it.
It Starts Now!
The Malazan Read-Along has begun, but there is plenty of time for new readers to catch up. As of 26/03/2021, we are reading Gardens of the Moon and I am working on an analysis of Chapter 1.
My Gardens of the Moon Prologue Analysis is already up so take a look at that once you’ve got to that point.
The Malazan Read-Along Schedule
March-April: Gardens of the Moon
May-June: Deadhouse Gates
July-August: Memories of Ice
September-October: House of Chains
November-January (2022): Midnight Tides
February-March: The Bonehunters
April-May: Reaper’s Gale
June-August: Toll the Hounds
September-October: Dust of Dreams
November- January (2023: The Crippled God
One of the main things I miss about studying English Literature and Creative Writing at university is the discussions with others who find this stuff interesting! I would love to start a discussion going in the comment sections with Malazan veterans and newbies too.
I have read Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice and am 70% into House of Chains. I have read Gardens of the Moon twice and I’m excited to look at it a third time with my analytical brain on. Looks like my MA will come in useful after all! (See a list of all my previous Malazan posts below).
I would love to hear from anyone interested in joining this Malazan read-along and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and discussing them with you.
I have also set up an email sign up for the site (see below) if you want to keep updated with my progress!
You can also find me at:
There are so many other fantastic content creators out there talking about Malazan too! Below is a list of my favourites.
- Raf Blutaxt
- A. P. Canavan (A Critical Dragon)
- Christine Valleststad
- Philip Chase
- Iskar Jarak
- Andy Smith
- Mike’s Book Reviews
If you think I’m missing out on any great Malazan content, please let me know in the comments!