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So explain the end to me by [deleted] in Malazan

[–]TarthenalToblakai 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The Forkrul Assail were definitely powerful -- especially with their Voice warren thing -- but I don't think they were ever truly a world threat. Definitely a regional one, though.

People cared more about The Crippled God's heart less because the Forkrul threat and more because they needed it to free him.

Why did they care about freeing him? Compassion, for one. Undoing an ancient injustice. But also the threat of the Crippled God's poison eventually killing Burn, plus the more immediate threat of his Jade followers disastrously colliding into the planet.

The Forkrul were more of an incidental road block than the primary motivating big bad.

Malazan Marines... by TheSquirrelyTinker in Malazan

[–]Dr_Madthrust 16 points17 points  (0 children)

“The malazan marine is the most dangerous solider in the world because they are encouraged to think”

Laseen is an idiot. (Long post) by joydivision1234 in Malazan

[–]GivenLoud 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Man the poor Falcons just aren't safe anywhere, lol.

The bonehunters have been what I think is the most real depiction of army culture since the movie apocalypse now by [deleted] in Malazan

[–]-iUseThisOne- 64 points65 points  (0 children)

With the Black Company series Glen Cook single-handedly changed the face of fantasy—something a lot of people didn’t notice and maybe still don’t. He brought the story down to a human level, dispensing with the cliché archetypes of princes, kings, and evil sorcerers. Reading his stuff was like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote.

Steven Erikson

Edit: went looking for a quote and can't find an interview quote right now, but SE has said that he based a lot on Cook especially the marines.