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.

Critic Reviews

"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


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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Awesome conclusion to an amazing trilogy.

Great trilogy, great author, fantastic narration. Love it. It isn't an easy read if that's what you're looking for but it certainly blew my mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • DH
  • Ventura, CA USA
  • 03-24-15

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


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!".

3 of 10 people found this review helpful