A sequel to The Darkness That Comes Before continues the story of powerful logician-monk Anasūrimbor Kellhus and his witness to the apocalyptic Holy War that threatens his world. Reprint.
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R. Scott Bakker is a student of literature, history, philosophy, and ancient languages. His previous books include the Prince of Nothing trilogy: The Darkness that Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought. The Aspect-Emperor series is a sequel series that includes The Judging Eye, The White-Luck Warrior, and The Great Ordeal. He lives in London, Ontario.From Publishers Weekly:
The Holy War fomented by the mysterious prophet Maithanet between "the two great faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry" in The Darkness That Comes Before (2004), the critically acclaimed first book in the epic fantasy trilogy by Canadian author Bakker, explodes in this compelling, if overly long, sequel set in the medieval world of Eärwa. Like many a traditional historical chronicle, the book mentions a plethora of people and places only in passing, but the all-too-human tale of love, hatred and justice, centered on the sorcerer Drusas Achamian and the monk Anasûrimbor Kellhus (aka "the prince of nothing") and their respective harlot lady friends with hearts of gold, Esmenet and Serwë, keeps the pages turning. The final cinematic scene, of a vast landscape filled with enormous armies, nicely sets the stage for book three of this daringly unconventional series in the Tolkien mold.
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110143015346
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Book Description Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0143015346