Memory Returning to his childhood home was supposed to bring peace for Poldarn But it was not to be The island proved no sanctuary from the ghosts of his past or from the demons that stalk his dreams Instea

  • Title: Memory
  • Author: K.J. Parker
  • ISBN: 9781841491721
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Returning to his childhood home was supposed to bring peace for Poldarn But it was not to be The island proved no sanctuary from the ghosts of his past, or from the demons that stalk his dreams Instead he has unearthed yet tantalizing clues to his former life And with each fresh discovery, Poldarn is coming ever closer to the reality of his shadowy origins One byReturning to his childhood home was supposed to bring peace for Poldarn But it was not to be The island proved no sanctuary from the ghosts of his past, or from the demons that stalk his dreams Instead he has unearthed yet tantalizing clues to his former life And with each fresh discovery, Poldarn is coming ever closer to the reality of his shadowy origins One by one the fragmented tales and obscure clues are falling into place, forming a truth he cannot escape, a past he cannot deny, and a history that may be than he or anyone else can bear

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    1. I finished this book (and thus the Scavenger trilogy as a whole) approximately a year ago, but I now find it leaping to the front of my brain during some random internet searches. As most other reviews have long stated, the Poldarn/Ciatarn character is endearing to the reader and the hapless situations he finds himself in are dark and destructive yet out and out entertaining. Oftentimes we are just bewildered by how bad things can get for poor sorta-innocent sorta-not Poldarn, and while it takes [...]

    2. Nice ending with an unexpected way of satisfying the prophecy. Plot holes you could drive a truck through though. For example, the arrival of Muno Silsney as a major player in the war when Poldarn killed him on page 557-558 in Shadow. Opps! Still think the entire series would have been better as a single book with a lot less of the mundane description of daily activities. However, the overall storyline was good.

    3. Years after borrowing the series from a friend, I have finally finished its last book Memory. And it is with a touch of sadness I say goodbye to the bewildered Poldarn and his identity struggle. I came to like him over time, he is very much like one of those friends who always screws things up but who you can't be mad at. I became just as tormented as Poldarn sometimes throughout the story, his back and forth struggle with the wish to know who he is and the side of him that is indifferent becaus [...]

    4. Su ho trovato i libri di K.J. Parker elencati sotto "speculative fiction" o "dark fantasy", ma io ho deciso di coniare una nuova definizione: fantasy della deprimenza o, volendo tentare una traduzione inglese, downer fantasy, e che gli amanti del lieto fine se ne stiano alla larga.Questa saga è, se possibile, ancora più crudele di "the engineer trilogy" che già mi aveva lasciato tra il malinconico e il rassegnato, eppure tutta questa "depressione&morte" non toglie nulla al piacere della [...]

    5. The following thoughts regard the whole trilogy rather than just this final part Memory. No spoilers, promise.How good is a book, or, rather a whole trilogy, that you want to re-read again soon and whose main character (Poldarn) you can't get out of your head even while you're reading other novels? There's only one answer: Very, very good - 4.5 starsIs the Scavenger-trilogy perfect? No. But Holt set the bar extremely high with three thick books (1600+ pages) in which the lead character can not r [...]

    6. Disappointed on an epic scale!!: After having read Marrow I was ready for the next big Robert Reed novel. However, I got extremely disappointed. I wouldn't say that Robert did any great character development in Marrow but he completely forgot about it in this novel! Secondly, I clearly remember some Marrow reviewers who didn't like the arguable exaggerated dimensions (e.g. 15000 years later). I can only recommend those readers to stay away from Sister Alice as far as possible - we are now talkin [...]

    7. Memory is very satisfying conclusion to a brilliant trilogy. I kept thinking, there's no way s/he (Parker) can wrap up all these mysteries, relationships and twists before the end, but I was wrong - everything did come together in the end, and I got all the answers I wanted. Parker deserves a lot of praise for handling such a tangled plot so well, without leaving loose ends or making the reader (too) confused. S/he is also excellent at keeping the reader interested by dropping hints and letting [...]

    8. Absolutely fantastic. This series is quite hard, it took me half the first novel to get into it and even then I was often bored out of my mind. All those names and events that supposedly happened In the second book the story becomes a bit more linear and wanting to know 'what happened' kept me going on. This kind of reading experience is unique in a fantasy setting - a true non cliched mystery. It is really worth it to read on and finally reaching the ending. Together with the main character you [...]

    9. In the words of Lord Dunsany, the tale is one of those that have not a happy ending.But, given all that preceded it, we couldn't have expected one, could we? As in the previous books, Poldarn moves from place to place, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to outside influences, learning more and more about his past and becoming more and more certain that he really doesn't want to know because he might not have been a very nice man.And the end, when it comes, has a certain majestic inevitability.

    10. The conclusion to Parker's Memory trilogy. This installment follows Poldarn as he returns to the mainland. We finally find out who exactly Poldarn is, and what he was doing during the time before he lost his memory. The story is told through a number of flashbacks intertwined with the current storyline.I really enjoyed this series, though anticipation and the comedy of errors in the first book made me somewhat hesitant to continue, the story was always rather compelling and I'm happy with where [...]

    11. A strong conclusion to a fascinating series. Persevering readers are rewarded with answers to all of Poldarn's (the protagonist) questions.This is not a happy little fantasy series. It's dirty, brutal, and the events and repercussions of the actions taken are appalling in some cases but that is the kind of fantasy I look for. His writing style is reminiscent of Abercrombie's and a few others - nearly all non-US authors. coincidence? I think not - and reads like historical fiction.

    12. All three of these books were great. The story that unfolded by the end was convoluted and messed up and I really felt sorry for the main character. I would have given all the books in this trilogy 5/5 stars except throughout the trilogy there were a lot of spelling, grammar and other writing issues in each book.

    13. I have a few pages left in Memory, the last book of K.J. Parker's Scavenger trilogy. I've never read a more cyclic series, the story travels around in intersecting circles, yet it's still coherent. I like her writing enough to pick up her other books, good thing there's a sale coming up at Chapters :-)

    14. The pace picks back up with this book, and was going so well. . .until the end where the "villain" goes into reveal all mode. I personally think it would have been better had some of those loose ends not been tied up so neatly, but still a much more enjoyable read than book 2. Still insane, but much more readably insane.

    15. Great end to the series. I gave it 4 because it's pretty slow at the start. But the last third was really something special. Finally learning everything that's been going on since the first book felt incredible. The world created by Parker in this trilogy was really admirable in how diverse and interesting it was. Incredible creativity on the authors part. Definitely recommend.

    16. Satisfying resolution to the trilogy, largely tying up the plot threads (in particular, resolving the protagonist's identity), and further developing the key themes, namely whether people are simply the sum of their memories and whether evil is intrinsic or a product of circumstances. Shot through with mordant humor, and enlivened by an intriguing twist at the end.

    17. One of the best and most creative trilogies I have ever read. Parker keeps you guessing with huge twists, and her characters are amazingly deep, well-sculpted, and entertainingly believable. While the other books are just as good, the way Parker ends the story easily make 'Memory' the most interesting and surprising of the series.

    18. Just an astounding conclusion to this series which has a chance of becoming my top finished fantasy series of all time. I am re-reading the books since that is a must once all the cards are on the table; everything takes quite a different complexion once you actually know the mystery of the "memoryless" hero.

    19. I hate how the entire trilogy is summed up in the last 10 pages. My friend and I came up with a formula to read the trilogy for maximum enjoyment: start with book one, skip book 2 and the first 80% of this book, go straight to the end.

    20. hmmmmmmmm this one was not as awesome as the previous. I think you'd be best off just stopping after the second one. Still, the very very end made up for a lot and lifted this from a 3 to a 4. GO MOUSE LADY.

    21. This trilogy is a mess. Do yourself a favor and skip the second book, and then only read the last 20 pages of the 3rd book.

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