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The Crippled God (Malazan Book of the Fallen Series #10)

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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

will enjoy the climax once Steven Erikson starts the final days

What is left of the Bonehunters Army of the Malazan Empire is a battered unit who were devastated by the Chain Nah'Ruk. Their resolute leader Adjunct Tavore Paran knows the morale of her soldiers is mutinous as most want to go home to die. However, though she expects ...
What is left of the Bonehunters Army of the Malazan Empire is a battered unit who were devastated by the Chain Nah'Ruk. Their resolute leader Adjunct Tavore Paran knows the morale of her soldiers is mutinous as most want to go home to die. However, though she expects treachery and assassination from within, she relentlessly marches on with one last prayer that she hopes grasps victory from certain defeat.

She understands humanity has to prevent the pandemic annihilation by the Forkrul Assail Elder Gods, who plan species cleansing through the liberation of Korabas the Otataral Dragon. The only chance Paran and company have resides with another deity. Paran and her army must liberate The Forgotten God, imprisoned by the Elder Gods for over 15,000 millennia. The Adjunct like the Watch expect to die, as Paran knows even if they somehow succeed to free the Crippled God, they still have no binds to control the enraged deity.

Although it behooves the newcomer to have read the decade in the making ten book saga, at a minimum the audience needs to peruse the previous tale (see The Dust of Dreams) as that is the pre-set up (The Crippled God has a lengthy set-up anyway) to the ending novel. Loaded with action, fans will enjoy the climax once Steven Erikson starts the final days. Once again the theme is a person's heart as symbolized by courageous Paran who offers nothing to make her an extemporary leader except her soul. She and her everyman soldiers, though they will be forgotten by history as no minstrels will recall their names, are the heroes of the wars declared by elder armchair leaders.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 19, 2011

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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Unfortunately this book is not up to par with the rest of the series. Erikson tried to tie too many plot lines together in one book. Because of the vast amount of flipping between characters the book becomes more of a summary instead of a grip story with lots of dark ...
Unfortunately this book is not up to par with the rest of the series. Erikson tried to tie too many plot lines together in one book. Because of the vast amount of flipping between characters the book becomes more of a summary instead of a grip story with lots of dark humor that Erikson fans are used too.

posted by Skinto on March 27, 2011

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

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    will enjoy the climax once Steven Erikson starts the final days

    What is left of the Bonehunters Army of the Malazan Empire is a battered unit who were devastated by the Chain Nah'Ruk. Their resolute leader Adjunct Tavore Paran knows the morale of her soldiers is mutinous as most want to go home to die. However, though she expects treachery and assassination from within, she relentlessly marches on with one last prayer that she hopes grasps victory from certain defeat.

    She understands humanity has to prevent the pandemic annihilation by the Forkrul Assail Elder Gods, who plan species cleansing through the liberation of Korabas the Otataral Dragon. The only chance Paran and company have resides with another deity. Paran and her army must liberate The Forgotten God, imprisoned by the Elder Gods for over 15,000 millennia. The Adjunct like the Watch expect to die, as Paran knows even if they somehow succeed to free the Crippled God, they still have no binds to control the enraged deity.

    Although it behooves the newcomer to have read the decade in the making ten book saga, at a minimum the audience needs to peruse the previous tale (see The Dust of Dreams) as that is the pre-set up (The Crippled God has a lengthy set-up anyway) to the ending novel. Loaded with action, fans will enjoy the climax once Steven Erikson starts the final days. Once again the theme is a person's heart as symbolized by courageous Paran who offers nothing to make her an extemporary leader except her soul. She and her everyman soldiers, though they will be forgotten by history as no minstrels will recall their names, are the heroes of the wars declared by elder armchair leaders.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    Expect to shed a few tears...

    This tenth and final novel in the series (Malazan Book of the Fallen) was unbelievable. If you've made it this far in the series, then I don't think you'll be disappointed. Steven Erikson has woven a truly heartbreaking tale. There were times when I had to set it down, and just...think. My best advice is to just read it, and watch the story slowly unfold.

    I think it wraps up the series nicely. 5 stars. Thank you, Mr. Erikson!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Don't dismiss it too quickly...

    I noticed some other review rating it at around 3 stars and it appears that because it is so much to handle, many people either have a hard time understanding the plot or think its too long winded. if you re-read the series(a daunting task, I know)and then read this book you get more of the big picture and a sense of climax than if its been a while since you read the last book. Anyways just give it an honest effort before you really make up your mind about it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

    Great Series of Books

    I really enjoyed this entire series of books. I would recommend it to one and all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Yia

    Patrols here and moves on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    great book, great series

    this is one of the best fantasy series I've read in my 40 years of reading this type of material. The characters, the unfolding of a complex plot and the threads which all seem to come together is well worth the time spent reading. A 3000 page book goes by like a 300 page book that alone tells how the storyline draws you in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    How i waited cor this book

    Love
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    Loved it finally thw ending i was waiting for!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2011

    awesome

    wow!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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