Review of Erikson’s First Tales of Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

Steven Erikson has outlined episodes of the history of his Malazan Empire over the course of ten often quite lengthy and always complex and multi-dimensional novels – all of which I have reviewed for this site and all of which I have enjoyed immensely. Among the thousands of pages and millions of words are scenes that evoke nearly all human emotions – yet one aspect seems often to be ignored (perhaps by myself as much as anyone else) is the humour that supports the stories of grim squaddies facing almost certain death with only the unknown and probably repulsive magic of a hedge wizard to help them.

Read the full review here.

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