House of Chains by Steven Erikson

  • Started on: 2013-04-14
  • Finished on: 2013-04-23
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “*****”
  • Genre(s): Fantasy


I raced through this fourth installment in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson. And like with my previous review, it is pretty straight forward. For those who loved the first three parts of the series, you’ll love this one, and for those who didn’t love those, don’t read this one :). For those people who haven’t read the first three, please start at the beginning, this is really one long continuous story, a tale, a history.

I have to say, I love the character of Karsa Orlong, the huge barbarian from the hills. And I loved how some of the old familiar characters came back (I won’t say who because even the names can be spoilers). This book added more to the story, and I love how big everything is getting. Again, there is a lot in this book. A lot of events that happen, a lot of new questions that get added to the story, but also many connections that can now be made between different characters and events. What more can I say. I loved it, I give it five out of five stars, and recommend that anybody who started with this series and loves it, to keep going. So far it is still very, very good!