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Thousandfold Thought

The Thousandfold Thought

R. Scott Bakker

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-705-4
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
2/2/2006

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The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker s magnificent debut, drew thunderous acclaim from reviewers and fellow fantasy authors, such as Steven Erikson and Kevin J. Anderson. Readers 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 Anas rimbor 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. With the ultimate battle drawing near, Anas rimbor Kelhus closed in on the elusive goal of reuniting with his father, mastering the ancient arts he will need to prepare himself for the encounter. Will Kelhus be able to rise to claim his role within the ascendancy, or will he be overtaken by his enemies both within and without Will he reach the ancient city of Shimeh and reunite with his father Upon the apocalypse, will there be survivors left to write the history of the Holy War

The startling and far-reaching answers to these questions, left hanging at the conclusion of The Warrior Prophet, are brought into thrilling focus in The Thousandfold Thought, the conclusion to the Prince of Nothing series. Casting into question all the action that has taken place before, twisting readers intuitions in unforeseen directions, 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 reader with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of fantasy literature.

Praise for The Prince of Nothing Series:
Among the greatest A play of plot and subplot that is like the climactic movement of a symphony. Realms of Fantasy

Extremely compelling will cast a long shadow for many years in the epic fantasy genre and comes with the highest recommendation. sffworld.com

A daringly unconventional series in the Tolkien mold The Prince of Nothing trilogy is a work of unforgettable power. Publishers Weekly

Bakker is a class act like George R. R. Martin Very impressive. SFX Magazine

R. Scott Bakker holds a B.A. in English language and literature, an M.A. in theory and criticism, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He lives in London, Ontario. Visit the website for the Prince of Nothing series: www.princeofnothing.com.

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