The Prince of Nothing
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  • 1
    The Darkness That Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing, Book One | R. Scott Bakker

    The Darkness That Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated By David DeVries
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    In a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both 2,000 years past and 2,000 years into the future, untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor 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.

    Finally in audiobook!

    I have been waiting and waiting for this to finally come out in audiobook. And just in time for summer! Great writing - a bit overwrought, but in a go..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 28 2012 by Andy (ATLANTA, GA, United States)
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    The Warrior-Prophet: The Prince of Nothing, Book Two | R. Scott Bakker

    The Warrior-Prophet: The Prince of Nothing, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated By David DeVries
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    Steering souls through the subtleties of word and expression, Kellhus strives to extend his dominion over the Men of the Tusk. The sorcerer Achamian and his lover, Esmenet, submit entirely, only to have their faith - and their love - tested in unimaginable ways. Meanwhile, the warrior Cnaiur falls ever deeper into madness. Convinced that Kellhus will betray their pact to murder his father, Cnaiur turns to the agents of the Second Apocalypse and strikes an infernal bargain. The Holy War stands on a knife edge.

    evocative premise

    the psychological and philosophical premise of this book is the most interesting thing about it. the author spend some time developing the characters,..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2016 by kraig ()