"GASP! That would be me, coming up for air. How long was I down there? About twenty years, from conception to completion. The Malazan Book of the Fallen is done. Sure, editing and all that crap to follow. But ... done. I don't know who I am. Who am I again? What planet is this? Three months of butterflies ... maybe this double whiskey will fix that. Hmm. No. Delayed reaction going on here."
I think a few nerves are to be justified! This is one of the premier fantasy series of recent times and there are hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe who will be expecting big things from this final book.
For me, personally, it marks just how far I still have to go on the Malazan re-read *grins* But what a journey!