Indeed, now that the mailman has finally brought my ARC of Ian Cameron Esslemont's Return of the Crimson Guard (Canada, USA, Europe, and PS Publishing), my reading time at home is taken up by this latest Malazan offering. And with my set of page proofs of Steven Erikson's Toll the Hounds (Canada, USA, Europe) on its way, I'm salivating at the thought of reading these two novels back to back! What can I say!?! I need my Malazan fix!!!:p
As for Return of the Crimson Guard, I'm about 150 pages into the book and this one is as complex and convoluted as any of Erikson's Malazan installment.
We likes it. We likes it a lot!