Cover - Gardens of the MoonAuthor: Steven Erikson
Series: 10 Books, all published
First Book: Gardens of the Moon
Sample Chapter: Prologue, Gardens of the Moon

Other Rankings: Most Epic Fantasy Series of all Time

Back Blurb from the Publisher:

Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent.

Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out—and Empress Lasseen’s ambition knows no bounds.

However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand…

HQ’s Take:

Often compared to Game of Thrones, this colossal 10-book series is similarly dark, gritty, and complex, but with a much larger fantasy component than Thrones.


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Three main story arcs are woven together over the course of the series, often intertwining in very surprising ways.  POV characters range from normal humans to indestructible gods (including everything in-between) and Erickson does a masterful job of showing just how much room for power variation exists in the “in-between”, as well as what happens when they cross paths.

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