This is certainly my favourite in the series so far. I did not really care that much for any of the characters in the first two books, but the third one totally changed my attitude towards most of them. The events in "Memories of Ice" left me wide-eyed and open-mouthed and crying for my mommie. I don't believe that anyone really stays dead in the Malazan Books of the Fallen, so I look forward to the next installment fervently hoping to see all my favourites again (or in the one after that)...in different states of health and ascendancy, of course. ;o)Special thanks to Susanne for our own little reading group. That certainly added to the excitement.