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Bauchelain and Korbal Broach: Three Short Novels of the Malazan Empire, Volume One

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    highly recommended

    read everything you can that pertains to the series "MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN" by both erikson and ian esslemont...if these two authors decided to write 100 more stories pertaining to this world and the characters that inhabit it, the only thing i wouldn't like about it would be the fact that i won't live long enough to be here for the final installment...i've been reading scifi and sci fantasy since the mid-fifties, and have read alot of enjoyable tales...this series easily ranks among my top three favorite reads...what i really enjoy is that fact that it's as much fun to read the second and third time, something i am rarely moved to do...it was stunning , and glorious and deep...get this series...my daughter and granddaughter would tell you the same thing

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Looking for a massive world with much possibility of fast moving events? Pick this up and follow the trio to mysteriously, dangerous men in volume 1 of three short stories.

    These stories are on the dark side and are very detailed in the world. I have really been enjoying the books with which I feel I should use sticky notes to help me remember who's who and who did what.
    The first story started out with me being confused for a little while. But, once I got through it I understood what was going on. In this first story you realize just how massive a world Erikson has created. These stories are based in the same world as Erikson's epic series, of the Malazan Empire.
    There seems to be a lot of mysterious magic and different creatures/beings in this colossal world. You do get introduced to a new set of characters in each story, but you are always following the trio of men; Bauchelain, Korbal Broach, and Emancipor (the manservant). This trio of men seem to not be the "bad" guy in so many words, yet... they are. They are definitely not the heros either, but they may have a touch of it in them. I like how he follows from different character point of views, then I found myself wondering what was going to happen when they crossed paths. I had many questions and thoughts of not knowing where this trio of men was going in the world and what trouble they would uncover and create.
    In the second and third stories you start to see more of the Gods and old ways of the cities. There is so much happening quickly in these short stories that you have to keep going. The third story even touches on a topic that was very interesting to me, healthiness. Can it be done too much? I really enjoyed the topic and the extreme views of the characters.
    I enjoy a story that is on the dark side and has a large amount of details to follow. I have not read the Malazan Empire yet, but this is my goal for 2010 - read the 10 books series.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    Interesting Read

    I wasn't particularly interested in what happened to Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, they aren't my favorite characters. I did read this book because I wanted some more Malazan, I'm glad I read it though, it explained Emancipor's willingness to stay with them and I always wanted to know why on he did. The stories were also very exciting and I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Anti-heroism at it's finest

    Evil walks among us and woohoo what a ride

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Dark twisted and great

    I at first was taken about by the darkness and harsh reality of this world. But, then then I was pulled in by the wordsmith. Excellent fantasy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    awesome

    funny and fast paced

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