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It's a dead genre. It involves costumes and costume dramas are as dead as Westerns' - all this before a whole slew of production companies shoved that truism in their faces, all this long before Lord of the Rings hit the big screen.
And that was just it. We were there. We had the goods, we knew that Adult Epic Fantasy was film's last unexplored genre - we didn't count Willow, which only earned merit in our eyes for the crossroads scene; the rest of the stuff was for kids through and through.
And all the other films coming out in that genre were either B flicks or egregiously flawed in our eyes gods, what could have been done with Conan! We wanted sophisticated shit, you see. We were pushing Fantasy in that sizzling, scintillating context of jaw-dropping admiration.
We were, in other words, as ambitious as hell. Probably, too, we weren't ready. We didn't quite have the stuff. Thinking past our abilities, trapped in the lack of experience. The curse of the young. When life took Cam in one direction and me in another, we both carried with us the notes for an entire created world.
Constructed through hours upon hours of gaming. We had an enormous history all worked out - the raw material for twenty novels, twice as many films. And we each had copies of a script nobody wanted. The decision to begin writing the history of the Malazan world began a few years later. I would convert the script into a novel. Cam would write a related novel entitled Return of the Crimson Guard and now, all these years later, and fresh on the heels of his Night of Knives, Cam's first epic, Return, is going to be published.
As works of fiction, authorship would belong to the actual writer, the person putting word after word onto the page. For Gardens, the conversion meant almost starting from scratch. The script was three acts all set in Darujhistan.
The main events were the assassin war on the rooftops and the grand, explosive finale of the fete. There was virtually nothing else. No back story, no context, no real introduction of characters. Ambition never goes away. It may shuffle off, grumbling, feet dragging, only to slide across into something else - usually the next project. It doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
In writing Gardens, I quickly discovered that 'back story' was going to be a problem no matter how far back I went. And I realized that, unless I spoon-fed my potential readers something I refused to do, having railed often enough at writers of fantasy epics treating us readers as if we were idiots , unless I 'simplified', unless I slipped down into the well-worn tracks of what's gone before, I was going to leave readers floundering.
And not just readers, but editors, publishers, agents But, you know, as a reader, as a fan, I never minded floundering - at least for a little while, and sometimes for a long while. So long as other stuff carried me along, I was fine.
Don't forget, I worshipped Dennis Potter. The reader I had in mind was one who could and would carry the extra weight - the questions not yet answered, the mysteries, the uncertain alliances.
History has proved this out, I think. Readers either bail on the series somewhere in the first third of Gardens of the Moon, or they're still sharing the ride to this day, seven going on eight books later. I have been asked, would I have done it any differently in hindsight? And I honestly don't have an answer to that.
Oh, there are elements of style that I'd change here and there, but I am not and never will be a writer happy to deliver exposition that serves no other function than telling the reader about back story, history, or whatever.
If my exposition doesn't have multiple functions - and I do mean multiple - then I'm not satisfied. Turns out, the more functions in it, the more complicated it gets, the more likely it will quietly shift into misdirection, into sleight of hand, and all the back story elements, while possibly there, end up buried and buried deep.
This was fast-paced writing, but it was also, bizarrely and in ways I still can't quite figure, dense writing. So, Gardens invites you to read rip-roaringly fast. But the author advises: Here we are, years later now. Should I apologize for that bipolar invitation? To what extent did I shoot myself in the foot with the kind of introduction to the Malazan world as delivered in Gardens of the Moon?.
And has this novel left me dancing on one foot ever since? And sometimes, on midnight afternoons, I ask myself: Would I now see my sales ranking in the bestseller's lists? Now hold on - am I suggesting that those ultra popular Fantasy writers have found their success in writing down to their readers?
Well, not all of them. But then, consider it from my point of view.
It took eight years and a move to the UK for Gardens of the Moon to find a publisher. It took four more years before a US deal was finalized. The complaint? It never felt like a departure. Glen Cook's Dread Empire and Black Company novels had already broken the new ground, but I'd read all those and, wanting more, I pretty much had to write them myself and Cam felt the same.
And while my style of writing did not permit imitation he's a terse one, is Cook , I could certainly strive for the same tone of dispirited, wry cynicism, the same ambivalence and a similar sense of atmosphere. Maybe I was aware of the swing away from Good versus Evil, but that just seemed a by-product of growing up - the real world's not like that, why persist in making Fantasy worlds so fundamentally disconnected with reality?
Well, I don't know. It's exhausting just thinking about it. Gardens is what it is.
I have no plans on revision. I don't even know where I'd start. Better, I think, to offer the readers a quick decision on this series - right there in the first third of the first novel, than to tease them on for five or six books before they turn away in disgust, disinterest or whatever.
Maybe, from a marketing position, the latter is preferred - at least in the short term. But, thank God, my publishers know a false economy when they see one. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. Rumors abound that the Crippled God is now unchained and intent on a terrible revenge. The Elder Gods, too, are seeking to return. The Fokrul Assail are drawing upon a terrible power; their desire is to cleanse the world - to eradicate every civilization, to annihilate every human - in order to begin anew.
For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead.
Like a fanatical tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to heed the Word of its elusive prophet, the Pannion Seer. Deadhouse Gates: A Tale of the Malazan Book of Fallen by Steven Ericson - PDF free download eBook For the impending struggle between these two peoples is but a pale reflection of a far more profound, primal battle--a confrontation with the still-raw wound of an old betrayal and the craving for revenge at its seething heart. Descriptions are just enough to paint a picture without being cumbersome.
Dire portents plague his nights and haunt the city streets like fiends of shadow. It seems that, once more, there will be dragons in the world. Yet as the two sides gather for a pivotal treaty neither truly wants, ancient forces are awakening. Or of necessity kept under firm heel. Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice.
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