The story gets more complex as more miles pass under the feet of our heroic Adjunct and her soldier, her armies, her alliances. As often as not the forces that come together prove unlikely allies in the face of unexpected odds, these forces also stand together to prove that this tome is yet another link in the armour of prose that Mr Erikson has drafted in the praise of loyalty.
That said, some of the storylines are incredibly interesting — the avid reader of the Malazan tales can guess which ones — while other are extremely uninteresting until they become relevant in the last book. I don’t think this is something that the author could have solved as his penchant for story-telling seems to involve the linking of tales from one continent and time to another of a different world and yet different time; nevertheless, I do think there is plenty here a reader needs to trudge through with the brilliant exchanges occurring every now and then.
What I can say is that plenty of the passages spoke to me, and I think I will look again to their words, though perhaps not immediately.