Gardens of the Moon
Gardens of the Moon is an Epic Fantasy book with a central focus on the city of Darujhistan. It is the last free city on the continent, which the empire wants to subjugate. The story is told from the point of view of multiple characters within the city and without. Some of them support the empire, some Darujhistan, and others have their own ambitions.
Gardens of the Moon is an excellent example of a large fantasy world with multiple storylines and robust characters. The thing I liked most about the book was the individual storylines. Paran, Sorry, and Wiskeyjack were some of my favorites. Of course, you can’t forget Kruppe or Crokus either. Each of the characters have their own problems and motivation, which are weaved together into a much larger story. This adds a heft to the work that lets the reader know they’re reading something truly epic.
Steven Erikson’s storytelling and vivid characterization in Gardens of the Moon make this book a Must Read.
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