Do I need to read Deadhouse Gates to read House of Chains?

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I know this question sounds illogical, but I accidently mixed up the order and read MoI second. HoC looks much more interesting than DhG(Naturally basing this on the cover / title :D), to be honest I wasn't even aware of it until 868 pages in, and only then by accident. I just assumed Erikson had a time gap between the first and second books, though it did bother the hell out of me that Kalam just disappeared without a nod or a mention.

So once again my question to you, will I understand House of Chains if I skip Deadhouse Gates? And if so is it worth it to go back now?
 

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a|one said:
So once again my question to you, will I understand House of Chains if I skip Deadhouse Gates? And if so is it worth it to go back now?
No you really need to read DHG before HOC because books 1 and 3 are directly linked with each other in the same way books 2 and 4 do. I think you'll end up confusing yourself if you don't stick with the order from this point forward, especially considering book 6 comes out shortly.
 

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Yes you would need to read DHG before reading HOC to understand whats going on.Missing DHG would mean missing out on the chain of dogs,one of the most memorable, moving piece of fantasy I've ever read.
 

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I can't imagine why you would not want to read Deadhouse Gates, its one of the best books I have ever read in miltary fantasy. I have to admitt though at first I was wondering where Krupe and some of the others were. But after a few pages I was lost in Erikson's fantastic story once again. With a partial new cast of characters, this story is nothing short of amazing.

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GOLLUM said:
I think you'll end up confusing yourself if you don't stick with the order from this point forward, especially considering book 6 comes out shortly.

Will do, like I said it was a mistake. That's unfortunate that Kruppe isn't in DhG, sounds like reading GRRM without Tyrion. But knowing Erikson there will be one if not several equivalent comedic outlets.

Thanks for the advice. :)
 

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a|one said:
Will do, like I said it was a mistake. That's unfortunate that Kruppe isn't in DhG, sounds like reading GRRM without Tyrion. But knowing Erikson there will be one if not several equivalent comedic outlets.

Thanks for the advice. :)
Wait until you get to Book 5 Midnight Tides, some laughs in there for sure...:D :D
 

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Kruppe may be missing, but Iskaral Pust is not a bad replacement. Deadhouse Gates is one of the least humorous novels so far in the series, but one of the best novels as well. And as Gollum says, when you get to Midnight Tides, there'll be plenty of hilarity again.
 

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Brys said:
Kruppe may be missing, but Iskaral Pust is not a bad replacement. Deadhouse Gates is one of the least humorous novels so far in the series, but one of the best novels as well. And as Gollum says, when you get to Midnight Tides, there'll be plenty of hilarity again.

"hilarity"

I personally think its still there in Deadhouse Gates its just so sadistic and evil that its had to have a real good laugh at it. But if I was in the situations the characters found themselves in Deadhouse Gates I would be giggling like a demented fool, and praying for Hood to take me!

When I started Deadhouse Gates I was like, "Where is Kruppe?" And I started skimming a bit and I realize he is not even in it. A few chapters later I had not given it another thought. No, this is not the same as the mistake GRRM made with A Feast For Crows, this is the real deal.

:D

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Rahl Windsong said:
No, this is not the same as the mistake GRRM made with A Feast For Crows, this is the real deal.:D
Ah it warms the cockles of the heart I tell Ye...:p
 

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