Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blood, bone, ice, fire, and why

Blood and Bone: A Novel of the Malazan Empire by Ian C. Esslemont has been dispatched! That deserves a woot.


Haven't been a break reading something Malazan since early 2010, these guys are productive no doubts. One could argue that editing suffers from this, but at the same time the somewhat obtuse style of the Malazan fellows is very appealing. So, woot. Better than one fat book every five or six years which somehow also lacks in the editing department.

And it looks like I can manage to finish The Wise Man's Fear before I'm diving back into the Malazan world as well. Say one thing for Martin, he helped revitalize fantasy literature, giving it a new direction to work with, resulting in some great books here and there.

But there is still nothing quite like those three first Ice & Fire novels, is there...I guess you've all seen the teaser for Game of Thrones Season III as well. Not that it's much. But as a fan of the books I can't help but look forward to how they manage A Storm of Swords in TV format. Interesting times.

And WHY HAS NO VIDEO GAME COMPANY MADE A DIGITAL VERSION OF FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES' A Game of Thrones Boardgame YET? Dammit. There's a well-designed game right there waiting to be played online.

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