One of the best fantasy novels of the year.
Rich, complex...Erikson is a master of lost and forgotten epochs.
Vast in scope, almost frighteningly fecund in imagination, and rich in sympathy.
This masterwork of imagination may be the high water mark of epic fantasy.
Reminiscent of Tolkein's scope, Zelazny's cleverness and wit, and Donaldson's brooding atmospherics.
Gripping, fast-moving, delightfully dark, with a masterful and unapologetic brutality reminiscent of George R. R. Martin... Utterly engrossing.