The combination of the fantastic with literary elegance is one of the reasons there are no other books quite like this series.
Erikson should be considered a genre master unto himself, because nobody else is quite like him.
Mayhem and bedlam mixed with a healthy dose of humour make this a great read.
I will gladly keep these volumes to read again and again for the pleasure they brought and the ideas they generated.
"No history is complete and if people are left with questions, well, how like real life is that?"
Not only a fitting conclusion, it takes the series to an even higher level than you would have thought possible.
In the future this will be the benchmark against which other epics will be measured.
A perverse and twisted take on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Erikson's ability to take the absurd to a logical conclusion is what separates him from other authors when it comes humour.