Book Review

"Gardens of the Moon"
by Steven Erikson


If I had to choose a single word to describe this book, I would go with "confusing". I feel bad giving it a bad review because I almost liked the book, but the writing is frustrating. I get that we are dropped into the middle of an ongoing story, and everyone knows what's happening, but we, the reader. But knowing that doesn't solve anything. There are many names of characters and organizations mentioned in passing, but you have no idea what they are and why they are important. Multiple times I re-read pages and jumped back a few pages to see if I missed something that would allow me to understand what was happening, but most times, there was nothing, and from checking online, it seems that most people had the same issue. I was hoping to find a new saga to read, but this is not it.