Hey guys, The Malazan Book of the Fallen is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time. I absolutely LOVED MOI, MT and DG, some of the best books ever. But... I'm with a lot of you on these forums that RG was disappointing (right word?). What I want to ask is, what major issues did you have with RG? The reason I'm asking is that I remember wanting to like it more than I did, but I don't know if I can quite put my finger on what was wrong with it (although I'm going to give it a go ). Mhybe because I it's been a while since I read it. Whereas with ThH, I can clearly identify exactly what irked me throughout the book. Or if you loved it, what did you love about it? I remember enjoying the Tehol-Bugg interplay again, and although I wanted to give Erikson a spade tothe face for the tragic fate of a certain character near the end, on retrospect that really boosted the story. **SPOILER** One thing I thought was merely 'meh' was the Silchis Ruin led quest, mainly because (if I recall) ALL of the characters with Ruin annoyed me in some way. Even characters I liked in previous books, like Seren. Also, did that quest even tie-in directly with the malazans and what was happening in Lether, except for QB getting involved? I remember it as sort of disjointed from the rest of hte book, but that might just be a faulty memory . The main issue I remember having with the main story-arc was that the decadent Edur-Lether empire never really seemed much of a threat to the 'good guys.' Tehol, the Malazans and eventually Tool ran rings around it. As such, I didn't feel the same sense of danger and urgency as I did with most of the other books, especially DG, MOI, and MT. One other minor thing was the throw-away 'death' of that grey helms(?) army. That was just frustrating.