The Darkness That Comes Before

The Darkness That Comes Before

eBook - 2004
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The first book in the Prince of Nothing Trilogy.  

Strikingly original in its conception, ambitious in scope, with characters engrossingly and vividly drawn, the first book in R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series creates a remarkable world from whole cloth-its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals-the kind of all-embracing universe Tolkien and Herbert created unforgettably in the epic fantasies The Lord of the Rings and Dune. It's a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both two thousand years past and two thousand years into the future, as untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasurimbor Kellhus—part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence—from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion. 

Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2004
ISBN: 9781590203859
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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GameboyAsh Mar 04, 2015

A very thoughtful and philosophical read. This story has great world-building, complex characters, and an interesting faction system.

Librarymans Aug 26, 2010

Great dark Fantasy. Characters have a lot of depth.My Favorite is Cnaiur Urs Skiotha, the most violent of all men.


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Librarymans Aug 26, 2010

Sexual Content: No pornographic, but fair amount of sex.


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Librarymans Aug 26, 2010

"I am Cnaiur urs Skiötha, breaker-of-horses-and-men!"


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