I’ve finally finished the longest series I’ve ever read, and probably the best series I’ve ever read despite its flaws. I’ve mentioned it before, but today I’ll lay out it in more detail.
Malazan Book of the Fallen is a ten novel fantasy series written by Steven Erikson. Most of these novels are well over a thousand pages each. There is no central character. There isn’t even a central group of characters. Rather, there are literally hundreds of characters spread out over multiple plot lines spanning three continents. Of these, are perhaps 35 “main” characters Erikson focuses on.