The chambers were poorly lit, and upon the walls hung the oldest of the tapestries, many dating from the founding age of Kharkanas. Time had faded the scenes to add mystery to their obscurity, and though Emral Lanear more than once leaned close in an effort to make out what she was seeing on her way to Lord Anomander's quarters, the High Priestess was left with a strange disquiet, as if the past was selfish with its secrets, and would make of the unknown something malign and threatening. (Steven Erikson, Forge of Darkness, 2012, p. 629)One of the great things about the Malazan series is its evocation of a land burdened by countless eons of significant, dreadful, and influential events of the past, and of how that past is actually alive and well...and may be coming to bite you.
Reading List 2016-06-27:
*Erikson, Steven. Fall of Light (started)
*Erikson, Steven. Forge of Darkness (reread/finished)
*Hornby, Nick. Ten Years in the Tub (selections) (started/finished)
*Hornby, Nick. Shakespeare Wrote for Money (finished)
*Hinds, Andrew. Acting Shakespeare’s Language (in progress)