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Malazan Books 1-3 (ft. Ten Very Big Books Podcast)

Malazan Book of the Summer ends on a high note as Pete and AJ from the Ten Very Big Books Podcast join to talk about the series. Some fun games, hot takes, and even a few deep comments; we do it all in this one!

Check out the Ten Very Big Books Podcast if you want more Malazan content and if you're continuing on without us! Stay tuned for our next book that we'll announce on Twitter and our subreddit.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Memories of Ice: Part Four

In the penultimate episode of Malazan Book of the Summer, Luke gives a much needed perspective shift. Dan finds his limit for quitting army, and the boys throw a little shade on some of our main characters. Next week Pete and AJ from the Ten Very Big Books podcast will be on the pod, so send anything you want us to talk about!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Memories of Ice: Part Three

We cover a lot of ground in this one, from Jamba Juice employees to archaeologists, there's something for everyone. The boys continue the critique of the Tlan Imass mission statement and throw out some hot takes about Itkovian and Caladan Brood. Finally, what would you do at this second gathering? It feels like a lot of options are being ignored.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Memories of Ice: Part Two

Dan and Luke warm up by doing movie/tv/game executives' jobs for them (7:33 to skip). The boys talk etiquette for turning down human flesh at a BBQ and ask important questions about the effectiveness of the Malazan army. We also need innovation among morticians and magical trading caravans, we are open to suggestions.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Memories of Ice: Part One

Opening with our conflicting thoughts on Bo Burnham's new special today (10:50 to skip to the book). Elder gods are back baby and we've got that deep analysis on their downfalls. The olympics are here and you know we gotta talk sports. How much better would this world be if we had some sports to fall back on?

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Deadhouse Gates: Part Three

The boys start with some obligatory Space Jam II predictions (9:28 to skip). Wuff, wuff this Chain of Dogs is barking and it has a pretty emo vibe if we are being honest. Dan gives credit to a great insult which leads into an actually somewhat serious discussion about authority. Also, what even is death anymore? Next week we are reading up to Part 2 in Memories of Ice, stay tuned for Malazan book of the Summer!

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Deadhouse Gates: Part Two

We're getting all of our foodie takes out for the warmup this time (6:00 to skip). Shouts out to Coltaine and the Wickans, great vibes and flexes all around (minus the whole sharpened teeth thing). Big debate in this episode about shapeshifting, is the spicy cologne good or bad? Also we may have jumped the gun on Apsalar in this one...

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Deadhouse Gates: Part One

The boys return with a hot take about the most beautiful game out there (8:53 to skip). The Malazan empire grows pretty dark in this book but the boys are holding out hope for some cotton candy bugs or something to come out. Dan and Luke argue about the merits of Redblade innovations and neither of them know how long it took for humans to develop iPhone 1. Also just be prepared for a good amount of horse talk this episode.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon: Part Three

Luke and Dan decide it's time to get hype again (7:15 to skip). Dan loves Oponn's style and Luke reminds us that in fact, dogs are the best people. The boys talk about complicated romances and absurd dueling regulations. Turns out Luke is on the side of Big Tumor and Dan has a huge change of heart. Reminder that we are taking two weeks off and will be back July 8th.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon: Part Two

Dan comes up with a profound observation about the nature of good and evil to start us off (7:09 to skip). Murillio has got the V I B E S and Crokus is thinking with his downstairs brain a little much. Luke wants to give a little career advice to Paran and Dan calls b.s. on the Moranth. This could be the most awkward dinner party of all time. Lastly, how is the renewable energy production going on Moon Spawn?

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson

Gardens of the Moon: Part One

Today we're talking about all the important bits from the first 6 chapters, like how much you should spend on candles and how regular long hair turns into a mane. Paran is the big winner from our first episode, and we've fixed Darujhistan. You're welcome.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Malazan Steven Erikson