Memories of Ice Malazan Book of the Fallen 3

Steven Erikson, Author Bantam Press $19.95 (509p) ISBN 978-0-593-04624-1

Steven Erikson serves up the third installment in his Malazan Book of the Fallen series with Memories of Ice, a doorstopper of a tome in which a huge cast of characters mercenaries, army men, priests, warlords, wolves and bonecasters fight to free the continent of Genabackis from the evil Pannion Domin empire. Certain names from Garden of the Moon will be familiar to readers, as will Erikson's particular combination of lush description, sharp dialogue and fantastical, grand imagination.