Malazan Reading Order

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The Malazan books have become one of the most acclaimed and popular epic fantasy stories in recent years. Written primarily by Steven Erikson, this series is ongoing, so enjoy them as they come!

What’s in the Malazan Reading Order?

The Malazan books are primarily written by Steven Erikson, though some are written by Ian C. Esslemont as part of a separate series that intermingles with the main series. Erikson has also written a series of novellas, and recently started a trilogy that takes place thousands of years before the main series. The setting is an epic fantasy world.

Where to Start Reading Malazan?

This is one of those instances where we don’t recommend you read chronologically unless you’re already familiar with the story. It’s best to start with the first book in the main series, and proceed by release date from there.

We want you to contact us if there’s anything out of order here. We try to keep everything in chronological order, though you can sort by release year if you want. So here is the Malazan Reading Order for those interested in reading the entire saga. And if you like this timeline, be sure to check out some of our others, such as the Cosmere timeline.