Title: Gardens of the Moon
Author: Steven Erikson
Series: Malazan Book of the Fallen
Pages to date: 1185
Reading this book is like reading no other fantasy book out there. You will find no elves, orcs, or evil sorcerers between the the covers of this book, although there is one mysterious scheming mage, actually several. This is also not a book that will baby you through it, Gardens of the Moon requires close reading because there are no huge info-dumps to get you through it.
The only problem I have with this book is that it is by far the weakest offering in the series. This is also a very difficult book to get into, and the first hundred or so can be difficult to get through.
A great introduction to an amazing series, but it can be a difficult book to get into.