Saturday, December 15, 2012

Orb Sceptre Throne by Ian C Esslemont

Esslemont and Erikson are co-creators of the Malazan world, but the main books are written by Erikson while Esslemont's fill in back stories.  I think I prefer Erikson's writing style, but Esslemont's books are solid.  This one is a bit light on magic and contains a few too many sub-plots for its length.  Esslemont's writing is not as weighty as Erikson's, but he also involves a cast of thousands so it can be difficult to keep track of everyone.

There is plenty of the action from the previous books and a good plot.

All in all, I recommend this solid book.

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