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  • Dancer's Lament
  • Ian C. Esslemont
  • English
  • 12 June 2020
  • 9780765379450

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I ve slept on this rating and I m still calling this a 5 star book He was Dancer now and Dancer from now on This review is up at my new blog that I ll be doing with a few friends check it out hereFirst of all the Dramatis Personae in this book had me confused in so many ways The only name I even recognized was Dassem and K rul As we find out not everyone s name that we ve come to know had that name in the beginning With that said let s get into the review shall weDancer s Lament is the first installment of the series that will show how the Malazan Empire came to be We get to follow Dorin Rav a young man of Tali who aspires to be an assassin Silk a Li Heng city mage Iko the newest recruit in the king s body guard aka Kanese Sword Dancers and Sister Night a powerful ancient sorceress This story does take place in uon Tali but mostly stays in the city state of Li Heng which before now had enjoyed relative stability for centuries under the guidance of the powerful sorceress known as the Protectress Suffice it to say that she s not too happy about the arrival of our 2 trouble makers Dorin Rav and Wu The former is a very skilled assassin eager to join a guild and the latter is a Dal Hon mage who is much harder to kill than they expected For all the Book of the Fallen veterans you may recognize these two wink wink We also have a new and ambitious king and his forces from Itko Kan are marching upon Li Heng He has sent his own assassins the Nightblades on ahead of him along with rumors that he has inhuman nightmarish forces at his command If I would ve read Esslemont s Malazan Empire series I m sure I would ve recognized so many other characters But since I haven t I missed out on a bit of the story Reading his Malazan Empire series isn t necessary to enjoy this book but it helps to do so so you can get the full scope of this book I still thoroughly enjoyed this book even without getting those references We get to see so many characters from the Book of the Fallen here and it was so cool to be able to see most of the big players as kids here I would love to mention just how many characters make cameos but it has a much jaw dropping effect when you read it and stumble upon them for yourself I think that was half of what made me love this book so much Seeing so many major players before they werewellmajor playersAnd my goodness this was a great installment in the Malazan world It was in my opinion on par with any of Erikson s books It has a completely different feel to it but in a very good way It s a small uaint story without a broad sweeping universe playing a role and without massive 100k people battles It s also very straightforward narratively without a lot of flowery prose and without a lot of analogies or metaphors But it is also very competent so don t take simplicity as an indication of poor writing I think it s the simplicity that made this so enjoyable Erikson s writing can be so complicated at times so it was nice to get an originsMalazan story where I m not constantly wondering what something really means being able to take everything at face value Also none of the 2 page philosophical musings was pretty nice Dancer s Lament makes me so excited for what s to come in the Path to Ascendancy series It s got just about everything I loved from the Book of the Fallen but in a compact and easier to read package Highly recommend to anyone who has finished the main series and is looking for some of that Malazan fix I would also recommend thinking about possibly reading Esslemont s Malazan Empire series first Just so you can fully enjoy this one But it s not necessary if you feel like skipping them for now Bob Books: Sight Words, 1st Grade in Ian C Esslemont's epic new fantasy seuence the Path to Ascendancy trilogyFor ages warfare has crippled the continent as minor city states baronies and principalities fought Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences in an endless round of hostilities Only the alliance of the rival Tali and uon cities could field the resources to mount a hegemony from coast to coast and thus become known as uon TaliIt The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968 is a generation since the collapse of this dynasty and regional powers are onc. 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Dancer s Lament first book in Path to Ascendancy series is not a preuel It s the first book of a new series set in the early history of the Malazan Empire Distinction very important to indicate less we woke Ian s ireBut in all seriousness it is my hope that when finished people in future will start Malazan Book of the Fallen series from this book instead of Gardens of the Moon written by Steven Erikson While this book stands on its own without any need of your prior knowledge to be read it will hopefully invoke both interest to explore this world further and also give much needed and endlessly complained about introduction to abrupt start of Steven Erikson s Gardens of the Moon Less anyone ever again utters those heretic words such as I don t understand or I m lost and this is hard etcBut again seriously even after three reads of the main series while reading this book I found myself surprised with my lack of understanding of certain things and events both of which this book explained and clarified to me and prepared me for next one This is my first read of Ian s book and I honestly didn t know what to expect It s no secret that I hold dear and very close to my heart Malazan Book of the Fallen series and consider it as a peak of epic fantasy and best it has produced in history of the genre And that s the uite unfair reason why avoided Ian s previous books in which story is parallel and overlaps that of main series For some twisted reason I feared my opinion and enjoyment would be sullied if it happens that Ian fails to deliver But now that I m reading chronologically everything that was written about this world I wanted to embrace every single thing in it and enjoy journey with everything it has to offerAfter finishing this book I think I m even excited about this journey if that was possibleDancer s Lament is different than main series and Kharkanas preuels First and foremost in its approach Focus of this book is to tell personal story of very few POV characters just three actually where conseuences of their actions are almost immediate and glaringly obvious to reader It s also written without that romantic philosophical prose which was shockingly apparent especially after archaic prose in Kharkanas there is constant feeling of progress without characters and yours pondering throughout It s less metaphoricalWhich doesn t mean it lacks depth It s simply a matter of angle of approach to this world Story and Characters Story is set in inland city Li Heng of Central Malazan Empire s continent uon Tali The city itself is under the rule of powerful sorceress Shalamant known as The Protectress and her coterie of five magesTogether they give resistance to the siege of Li Heng under ambitious king of Itko Kan Chulalorn and constant infiltration of the city with his assassins Nightblades as well as whip sword wielding bodyguards sent on a diplomatic mission In the city is also young Dorin trained assassin trying to work his way up in criminal underground and gain reputation despite his young appearance and there is also Wu seemingly a charlatan or very incompetent mage trying to gain access to secrets of a certain misplaced and forgotten Warren Realm of magic Dorin s relationship with Wu is as funny and precious as that of Cotillion s with Shadowthrone That s all I m going to say about thatWe follow three POV characters and each separately provides us with glimpses of different parts of the storyWith already mentioned Dorin we see how Li Heng s simple citizens cope with siege as well as exploration of magic realm with his uite unfortunate crossings with Wu We get to experience battles those sieges inevitably bring through the eyes of mage Silk as well as other side s perspective of the conflict with whip sword Kanese girl Iko All of them in their own experiences of the world around them get to grow shape and change their views first and foremost of themselves then of the people and in the end of the world itselfBeside them one of the most interesting characters was definitely The Protectress herself At first glance she seems like another bland and overpowered character but when she sees certain elder Warren resurfacing with realization what that means and which Son might be summoned to inspect this occurrence you would think she is paralyzed with fear And if you are familiar with history of the world you ll notice it s not just fear that makes her eyesight fall but deep shame and regrets of injustice long time ago committedYou ll find yourself empathetic to her characterAs for other characters yes you can expect cameos of major ones which is always greatview spoilerDASSEM ULTOR hide spoiler