Forge of Darkness: The First Book in The Kharkanas Trilogy (Kharkanas Trilogy 1)

The Forge of Darkness - Steven Erikson This book was not an easy read, there was no humor as was in the Malazan books. Also, you would want to read the Malazan series first to understand some of the importance of what is happening. Overall I loved this book, but hope the next book in the series will be a little easier to read.