If you’ve finished reading “The Lord of the Rings” and “A Song of Fire and Ice” and are looking for an epic fantasy series to read, it’s well worth reading “The Malazan Book of the Fallen”. To discover a guide to one of the best books in the series “The Bonehunters”, simply continue reading. To discover whether or not you’re likely to enjoy “The Bonehunters”.
A guide to “The Bonehunters”:
It was written by Steven Erikson:
Steven Erikson is a successful Canadian author who is known for writing fantasy based series. Erikson is a trained archeologist and is also a fully qualified anthropologist.
The name Steven Erikson is a pen name:
The name Steven Erikson is a pen name. Erikson’s real name is Steve Rune Lundin.
It is the sixth installment in a popular book series:
“The Bonehunters” is the sixth book in “The Mazalan Book of the Fallen”. There are currently 10 books in the series. “The Bonehunters” was originally published in 2016 while the first book in the series “Gardens of the Moon” was published in 1999 and the final book in the series, “The Cripped God” was released in 2011.
The events in “The Bonehunters” take place after the forth book in the series:
While you may assume that the events in “The Bonehunters’, which is the six book in the series take part after the events in the fifth book in the series, the events which unfold in “The Bonehunters” actually take part two months after the conclusion of the forth book in the series.
It’s a lengthy book which features numerous storylines:
“The Bonehunters” is 1,232 pages long and an ideal read if you enjoy fantasy books which feature epic quests and fully fleshed out characters. As it’s such a lengthy book “The Bonehunters” weaves together a myriad of different storylines all of which are connected in some way. Some of Erikson’s fan describe “The Bonehunters” as an expertly crafted tapestry of stories.
Some examples of some of the storylines which take place in “The Bonehunters” includes the story of the last remaining members of the Whirlwind Rebellion, the tale of the Malazan Imperial Court, where numerous individuals fight for power and the fate of the Letherii Empire. The latter of whom are tasked with finding warriors who are skilled enough and brave enough to face the formidable forces of Emperor Rhulad Singer.
It focuses on military battles:
If you enjoy fantasy novels which focus on military strategy and battles, you’ll find it easy to lose yourself in the pages of “The Bonehunters”. As Erikson has a natural talent for describing battle scenes and spends more time narrating his battle scenes then George R. R. Martin and J. R. R Tolkein. However as each of the characters that you’ll meet in “The Bonehunters” has an interesting backstory and personality as well as hidden secrets if you’re not such a bag of epic military battles, there’s still a chance that you’ll enjoy “The Bonehunters”.
So if you’re excited about the idea of discovering another epic fantasy series, you simply can’t go wrong picking up a copy of “The Bonehunters”. Especially if you’re interested in following a multi book series.