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.
Help to create a community on Discord for the read-along!
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!
Previous Malazan Content
Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen #1)
Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen #2)
Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen #3)
How to Read ‘Gardens of the Moon’
Rereading Books is Incredible: My Second Read Through of Gardens of the Moon
Hey, I’d love to join the read-along as a first-time reader of the Malazan books. When are you starting? Is there a group where everyone can discuss the books as they read? ::)
Hi! Thanks for reminding me – I’m going to set up a discord for this! The read-along has started but as I’m analysing chapter by chapter, anyone will soon catch up!
Hi again! Here is a Discord invite for you of you would like to join! https://discord.gg/ntc5kRZhSv
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