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.

    Serious adult fantasy

    Written before the time of adult gritty TV and Film. This story takes gritty fantasy to the next level. Huge story arc fantastic characters. An Origin..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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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 34 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.

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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

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By R. Scott Bakker
    • Narrated By David DeVries
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    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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