Gardens of the Moon – Review

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Published in 1999

Pages: 657

Genre: Fantasy

“The stains of rust seemed to map blood seas on the black, pocked surface of Mock’s Vane.”

In keeping with the typical expectations of its genre, Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson begins with a prologue in order to set up the scene for the epic journey to come. Showcasing a cast of characters that is as diverse as it is vast, the book follows the conquests of the Malazan Empire through pitched battles, political assassinations, and divine intervention. It is easy to get lost in such a dense and in-depth fantasy world, almost to the point of distraction, but Erikson keeps the narrative interesting despite the intense amount of background information to cover. Continue reading “Gardens of the Moon – Review”