Dust of Dreams is the ninth volume of Canadian author Steven Erikson's epic fantasy series, the Malazan Book of the Fallen. It is the first book in the series to end on a cliffhanger, dealing with the fallout from Reaper's Gale and forms the first half of the series finale with The Crippled God forming the second half, and being the tenth and final novel in the series.
God almighty, I think its pretty obvious that the poster was not complaining about the overthrow of the Tiste Edur empire info, but with the rest of the text in that section which do contain some spoilers about the events that happen in Dust of Dreams.All being said, Pat has improved on the Malazan spoiler front. His Return of The Crimson Guard review gave away serious spoilers, the sack of Unta, Skinner and Cowl being n"bad;" Avowed etc. I was very pissed off after reading that review. For this one and Toll the Hounds he has reigned in his spoilering tendencies.
My problem with the Malazan epic has been clear from the beginning: the huge and sometimes seemingly superfluous cast of characters. It is very hard to keep track of them and reading Dust of Dreams I find myself constantly having to check back - or just not bothering and ending up only half remembering what the different characters are about. The fact that many of them so often appear under different names and guises doesn;'t help. And I agree, the single most interesting character in the entire series, Ganoes Paran, has remained in the shadows and somewhat undeveloped. I sincerely hope he makes a comeback in the final volume and it will be made clear to us where he has been all this time.
Sweet and AORish, this is neither Symphonic CAMEL of first 4 albums nor Canterburish CAMEL of late 70s nor Arty CAMEL of the first 80s half. Reunion went lame I think, and only further albums like Harbour of Tears and Rajaz and a masterpiece of A Nod and A Wink proved that it wasn't in vain. I appreciate Latimer's talent and if Dust and Dreams would have been another band's album, I'd probably give it at least 4 stars. But for CAMEL's level it is a bit weak and uninspired - I think. MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews ( edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.