The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing - Prince of Nothing (Paperback)
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The Darkness That Comes Before: Book 1 of the Prince of Nothing - Prince of Nothing (Paperback)

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Published: 26/05/2005
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A score of centuries has passed since the First Apocalypse and the thoughts of men have turned, inevitably, to more worldly concerns...A veteran sorcerer and spy seeks news of an ancient enemy. A military genius plots to conquer the known world for his Emperor but dreams of the throne for himself. The spiritual leader of the Thousand Temples seeks a Holy War to cleanse the land of the infidel. An exiled barbarian chieftain seeks vengeance against the man who disgraced him. And into this world steps a man like no other, seeking to bind all - man and woman, emperor and slave - to his own mysterious ends. But the fate of men - even great men - means little when the world itself may soon be torn asunder. Behind the politics, beneath the religious fervour, a dark and ancient evil is reawakening. After two thousand years, the No-God is returning. The Second Apocalypse is nigh. And one cannot raise walls against what has been forgotten...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781841494081
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 179 x 108 x 39 mm


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"Intelligent" is a term trotted out so often by publishers that it has become almost worthless - which is hard for the likes of Bakker, whose [The Darkness That Comes Before] truly is intelligent, and original, and all those other overused words. The Guardian The Darkness That Comes Before is a strikingly original work, the start of a series to watch. SF Site 'The publisher's hype compares [The Darkness That Comes Before] to The Lord of the Rings or Frank Herbert's Dune, and gratifyingly the hype is not misplaced. The characters are among the most memorable and well-portrayed I can think of in recent fantasy f George Walkley, Ottakar's (Outland) 'Bakker has created a gourmet feast for hungry fantasy readers, exquisitely prepared, carefully seasoned, and served with pomp and ceremony... The Darkness That Comes Before is truly a satisfying experience.' Kevin J. Anderson, Bestselling author of Horizon Storms 'Exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written, R. Scott Bakker's first novel in The Prince of Nothing series inspires both confidence and anticipation--this is fantasy with muscle and brains, rife with intrigue and admirable depth of character, set in

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“The Darkness That Comes Before”

Fantasy at its best, If you like Stephens Kings Illustrious technics, this is a must, I have read every King book and am hooked, i was given this book as a wedding gift and couldnt put it down. Probably the best book... More

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“Once decyphered becomes a great read”

Religious war, ancient prophecies and multi layered dialogue, if these are what you are looking for in fantasy then welcome, if however you want a simple read, where you don't have to dig and remember what's... More

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“The First Crusade in Fantasy”

Inasmuch as George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series can be considered the Wars of the Roses in a Fantasy setting, this book - this series - is the First Crusade in a fantasy setting. No surprise - the... More

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