Review: Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

Memories of Ice was written by Steven Erikson and published in 2001.

Synopsis

Back in Genabackis, the supergroup of Dujek, Whiskeyjack, Caladan Brood and Anomander Rake wage war against the Pannion Domin, while the Crippled God operates behind the scenes.

Reasons to Read

You’ve read Gardens of the Moon and Deadhouse Gates. You like fantasy. You’ve already read George R. R. Martin’s books, the Mistborn series, and Lord of the Rings. You consume 900 page books like Galactus consumes planets. You want to escape from reading heavier works like Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds.

Reasons to Skip

You’ve not read the first two books. You hate how often Erikson uses the word “pate” for describing bald people. You like characters that don’t have lame names. You have trouble skimming large amounts of text that do little to move the story forward and seem more like an exercise in poor editing, than in useful, succinct writing. Your friends will tease you about the cheesy cover.

What to Wear While Reading

Viking helmet and sweatpants.

Food and Drink Pairing

Budweiser and airplane peanuts.

If Ernest Hemingway Wrote this Book

It’d be way shorter.

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