Review of Esslemont’s Blood and Bone

 

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This is another of a long series of books about the Malazan Empire written by the current author, Ian C Esslemont, and the senior partner in the writing team Steven Erikson. The novels have various stylistic and content issues in common, not least the use of multiple perspectives and the lengthy list of characters. The central concept is the march of the armies of the Malazan Empire around the different countries of this world; the sympathy given to the soldiers, which is in many ways admirable, tends to lend an air of support to the underlying imperialism of the basic concept which is occasionally irritating.

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