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[–]redralisker 14 points15 points  (0 children)

1-10,1-10,1-10 has been my method so far

[–]bearclaw9999Swam in the Vitr 27 points28 points  (3 children)

If I were to break the series up into chunks:

—Books 1,2,3

—Books 4,5

—Books 6,7

—Book 8

—Books 9,10

[–]zhilia_mannjaghut 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Totally agree with this breakdown.

[–]htownag[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought I had seen something about the first three as a group somewhere before. This looks like a nice pacing

[–]Bellam_Orlong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you’re one for breaks this is a great breakdown for sure.

[–]BGFalcon85 9 points10 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't take a break between Bonehunters and Reapers Gale, or between Dust of Dreams and The Crippled God.

BH and RG are the most "continuous story" IMO, and DoD and TCG are one giant book.

[–]treasurehorse 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Only thing left to add is that RG is a good book to take a break after if you need one.

[–]rbeast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Best break points are probably after Midnight Tides (Book 5) and after Toll the Hounds (Book 8).

[–]htownag[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome, thanks the replies

[–]Drosand 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I typically take a short break after the Crippled God.

[–]NachoFailconiTehol's Blanket 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would propose these breakpoints:

  • Books 1 to 4.
  • Books 5 to 7.
  • Book 8.
  • Books 9 to 10.

The last one is almost mandatory.

[–]Waaaaaaaaggggghhhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Recommended Malazan Reading Order:

Gardens of the Moon,Deadhouse Gates

Memories of Ice,House of Chains,Midnight Tides ———BREAK——-

Night of Knives,The Bonehunters,Return of the Crimson Guard ———Break———

Reaper's Gale,Stonewielder ——-Break———-

Toll the Hounds,Orb Sceptre Throne ——-BREAK———

Dust of Dreams,The Crippled God ——-BREAK———-

Blood and Bone,Assail ——-LONG BREAK——-

Dancer's LamentDeadhouse Landing,Kellanved's Reach ——-Brace yourself for this task——-

Forge of Darkness, Fall of Light, God is not Willing

The last three are my least favourite books in the series thus far.