Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

666 pages first pub 1999 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous dark slow-paced

Description

Vast legions of gods, mages, humans, dragons and all manner of creatures play out the fate of the Malazan Empire in this first book in a major epic fantasy series The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter...

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Moods

adventurous 82%
dark 73%
challenging 64%
mysterious 56%
tense 39%
emotional 14%
reflective 11%
funny 6%
sad 5%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 2%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 42%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 35% | Character: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 39% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.81

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