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Fall of Light

Kharkanas Trilogy, Book 2
Written by: Steven Erikson
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Series: Kharkanas Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 44 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Enter the New York Times bestselling Malazan universe with this prequel trilogy

Steven Erikson returns to the Malazan world with the second novel in a dark and revelatory new epic fantasy trilogy, one that takes place a millennium before the events in his New York Times bestselling Malazan Book of the Fallen.

It's a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power...and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners' great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark's hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm. As rumors of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold....

©2016 Steven Erikson (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks, all rights reserved.

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Great story, terrible pronunciation

Ty-stee for Tiste? Pronouncing the H in Jaghut? This is brutal to listen to, really takes away from the listening experience. Barnaby Edwards is absolutely awful at narrating.

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  • Thomas
  • 2018-10-18

great book, chapters out of order...

In my download, chapter 1, actually starts in the last 2min of chapter 61. so, you end up listening to the end of your book, about halfway through... lame, wish someone had left a note like this earlier.

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  • David
  • 2016-09-18

A truly painful listening experience

I have listened to the ten books in the book of the fallen series. I was really looking forward to more stories from this amazing universe. This recording is a huge disappointment for me. The changes in pronunciation etc are storybreakingly jarring to the ear. I have listened to thousands of hours of audible and have never had to abandon a series based on a narrator before. This is very sad sad sad.

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  • nofrettin
  • 2019-11-13

Much better narrator than Forge of Darkness

First things first - the audio is in proper order now, they fixed it after the previous reviewers comments.

Mostly I’m just stopping in to say if the previous narrator for Forge of Darkness turned you off, this guy is much better. While almost everything the previous guy said ended up sounding like a busy 16 year old on their way to the mall, this new guy has proper gravitas for the source material. He isn’t perfect, but he’s miles ahead of Philpott.
Regarding pronunciation, every narrator in Erikson’s stuff seems to do it differently. Kind of a let down. I would expect better from the producers at Brilliance Audio, but as always, you get used to it :(

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  • Jessica S
  • 2019-04-28

Steven Erickson needs to get to the point

too many characters
too much philosophy
not enough actual storyline
felt like a chore to read. loved the malazan series, but this is tough to get through.

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  • Tor Erling Vassrusten
  • 2016-09-17

Gothos had a hand in this

The ever present monologues have the feel of Gothos' interminable suicide note. The story Is good, but the padding could favourably bee cut in half.

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  • lorienra
  • 2019-08-06

I hate this.

Endless monologue I really wanted to tell the characters to shut up about there philosophical ramblings. I get it sir war bad soldiers bad leaders bad civilization bad religion bad. I didn’t need 900 pages for you to tell me that.

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  • Aran
  • 2016-05-30

Brilliant and amazing.

I had a hard time settling into the story to start, but that soon changed. It was an absolute treat to listen to. The introduction of familiar characters from the Malazan series was a great addition. I eagerly look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • J. Gramling
  • 2020-04-24

It goes on and on

It’s sooo long and nothing happens. I love the main series, but not this book.

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  • Nicholas Brennan
  • 2020-04-05

Different from the main series

This book is good back story that further develops the Malazan universe as a whole. However its written differently than the main series which i could see some not appreciating. Also i feel like if you dont already have a basic understanding of the malazan universe the book may make no sense. Anyways i hope he finishes the third book i want to hear the end to this story. These 2 books have grown on me

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-31

Too much Philosphy

I love Malazan and have read/listened through the main series twice, but this book was a struggle. I felt like it could have been half the length by cutting out all of the monologues and philosophy about civilization. It seemed that every chapter repeated the same themes.

I liked the narrator and it had some good world building, but man was it rough to get through compared to others.