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The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three | [R. Scott Bakker]

The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three

The Darkness that Comes Before drew thunderous acclaim from reviewers and fellow fantasy authors. Listeners were invited into a darkly threatening, thrillingly imaginative universe and introduced to one of the genre's great characters: the powerful Anasrimbor Kelhus. Bakker's follow-up, The Warrior Prophet enticed readers further into the richly imagined world of myth, violence, and sorcery. The startling answers to these questions are brought into focus here, in the conclusion to the trilogy.
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Publisher's Summary

The Darkness that Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker's magnificent debut, drew thunderous acclaim from reviewers and fellow fantasy authors. Listeners were invited into a darkly threatening, thrillingly imaginative universe as fully realized as that of any in modern fantasy and introduced to one of the genre's great characters: the powerful warrior-philosopher Anasrimbor Kelhus, on whom the fate of a violently apocalyptic Holy War rests. Bakker's follow-up to The Darkness that Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet enticed readers further into the richly imagined world of myth, violence, and sorcery. The startling and far-reaching answers to these questions are brought into thrilling focus in The Thousandfold Thought, the conclusion to The Prince of Nothing trilogy.

Casting into question all the action that has taken place before, twisting listeners' intuitions in unforeseen directions, and remolding the fantasy genre to broaden the scope of intricacy and meaning, R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the listener with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of fantasy literature.

©2006 R. Scott Bakker (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The Prince of Nothing trilogy is a work of unforgettable power." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Cody Bellevue, NE, United States 07-19-12
    Cody Bellevue, NE, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Sloths!

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    After listening to the last ten minutes I sat dumbfounded for a good five minutes. Suddenly things foreshadowed and subtle tidbits started to make sense. The tingling sensation when you realize you've just read something awesome kicked in; it continues as I write this.

    I have a feeling the ending of this series could polarize readers much like the First Law Trilogy. I however loved it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lemink Ventura, CA USA 03-24-15
    Lemink Ventura, CA USA 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Feels like an amazing song played slowly"

    Great book. Very enjoyable but like the previous books it moves very slow. The ending climax was disappointing and at times it became difficult to root for anyone. I'm glad I listened to it but I won't be getting the others books because it takes so long for anything to happen.

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    Derek WEST ALLIS, WI, United States 08-22-12
    Derek WEST ALLIS, WI, United States 08-22-12
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    "Poor"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not telling me things instead of showing me things for eight hours straight.


    What could R. Scott Bakker have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not having an hour long intro with a very poor story line.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He could have used multiple tones of voice and inflection instead of being monotone.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not sure whether or not this book was poor because of the presenter or the writer. It reminded me of my childhood in school when my teacher would tell me "Don't tell me show me!".

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • P. Bates
    Leicester
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    "Violent but thoughful"

    This is the start of the Prince of nothing series and revolves around the character Anusurimbor Kelhus, a wandering vagabond who meets up with the last member of a barbarian tribe, Naiur Urs Skiotha. His immediate task is to track down his father who joined a sect of heretic priests in the far south.



    Along the way he meets up with a prostitute and a learned schoolman and uses his preternatural powers to take over a crusade.



    The narrator does a wonderful job with all the names and places and really brings the book to life.



    The whole series is a bit unrelenting in it's bleakness and violence but it is an interesting take on the relationship between religion and politics, and the motivations of people in society.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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