|Max walking along Fury Road|
Cellion wrote:Malazan feels a lot like a mid-level sandbox D&D campaign translated into book form
That's pretty much exactly what it actually is.
I read the 10 main series Malazan books a couple of years ago in one straight shot. It was work, but it was rewarding work.
I had the same feeling as well. It's a lot to read imo. Yet unlike Robert Jordan thse series goes somewhere and does not get bogged down in countless minor character and uneccesary description. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the Wheel of time and books 1-5 were great imo. Books 6-9 just went nowhere imo. The author begins spending too much time on secondary and even tertiary characters. I'm not sure if it was because the publisher told him to do it. Or Jordan was having trouble coming up with what to write. Yet books 10 and onewards it picked up the pace.