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Publisher Comments:

With his spectacularly powerful debut The Darkness That Comes Before, a fantasy epic that rewrote that conventions of the fantasy genre and garnered thunderous praise from both reviewers and peers such as Steven Erikson, R. Scott Bakker introduced readers to his richly imagined world of myth, violence, and sorcery. In The Warrior Prophet, the second volume of the Prince of Nothing trilogy, the thrilling story of the powerful logical-monk Anasûrimbor Kellhus and the apocalyptic Holy War is continued, as readers are invited further into the darkly enchanting, horrifyingly threatening battlescape upon which the war will be decided.

As the crusade plunges violently southward, struggling with both the enemy and internecine turmoil, the enigmatic Kellhus finds himself ever closer to the elusive goal of meeting his father, gaining further mastery of the ancient knowledge he will need for the encounter. And amid the brewing apocalypse, his swift-rising career has aroused more than curiosity from his enemies. With each step south, the challenges and perils mount, as the enigmas surrounding Kellhus and his quest blur in and out of focus.

Boldly imaginative, wickedly suspenseful, tantalizingly adventurous, The Warrior Prophet furthers Bakker's claim to highest ranks of the fantasy genre.

Review:

"The Holy War fomented by the mysterious prophet Maithanet between 'the two great faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry' in The Darkness That Comes Before (2004), the critically acclaimed first book in the epic fantasy trilogy by Canadian author Bakker, explodes in this compelling, if overly long, sequel set in the medieval world of Erwa. Like many a traditional historical chronicle, the book mentions a plethora of people and places only in passing, but the all-too-human tale of love, hatred and justice, centered on the sorcerer Drusas Achamian and the monk Anasrimbor Kellhus (aka 'the prince of nothing') and their respective harlot lady friends with hearts of gold, Esmenet and Serw, keeps the pages turning. The final cinematic scene, of a vast landscape filled with enormous armies, nicely sets the stage for book three of this daringly unconventional series in the Tolkien mold. Agent, Chris Lotts at Ralph M. Vicinanza. (Jan. 12)mageship will likely leave YA fantasy readers hungry for more. (Tor, $27.95 480p ISBN 0-765-31213-1)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[R. Scott Bakker is a] class act like George R. R. Martin, or his fellow Canadians Steven Erikson and Guy Gavriel Kay....No clunky analogy of medieval Europe here. Odd, fascinating characters in a world full of trouble and sorcery." SFX Magazine ("Ten Authors to Watch")

Synopsis:

The original, enthusiastically acclaimed Prince of Nothing fantasy series continues with a gripping novel of Holy War and court intrigue.

Synopsis:

Two thousand years have passed since Mog-Pharau, the No-God, last walked among Men. Two thousand years have passed since the Apocalypse. Now the Shriah of the Thousand Temples has declared Holy War, and untold thousands gather, determined to wrest Shimeh, the Holy City of the Latter Prophet, from the hands of their heathen kin. They call themselves Men of the Tusk.

Among them, one man stands apart, a man who uses redemption to deceive and passion both to elevate and to enslave....A man named Anasurimbor Kellhus.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585675609
Author:
Bakker, R. Scott
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Monks
Subject:
Courts and courtiers
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Prince of Nothing
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.36x6.32x1.93 in. 2.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Holy War fomented by the mysterious prophet Maithanet between 'the two great faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry' in The Darkness That Comes Before (2004), the critically acclaimed first book in the epic fantasy trilogy by Canadian author Bakker, explodes in this compelling, if overly long, sequel set in the medieval world of Erwa. Like many a traditional historical chronicle, the book mentions a plethora of people and places only in passing, but the all-too-human tale of love, hatred and justice, centered on the sorcerer Drusas Achamian and the monk Anasrimbor Kellhus (aka 'the prince of nothing') and their respective harlot lady friends with hearts of gold, Esmenet and Serw, keeps the pages turning. The final cinematic scene, of a vast landscape filled with enormous armies, nicely sets the stage for book three of this daringly unconventional series in the Tolkien mold. Agent, Chris Lotts at Ralph M. Vicinanza. (Jan. 12)mageship will likely leave YA fantasy readers hungry for more. (Tor, $27.95 480p ISBN 0-765-31213-1)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[R. Scott Bakker is a] class act like George R. R. Martin, or his fellow Canadians Steven Erikson and Guy Gavriel Kay....No clunky analogy of medieval Europe here. Odd, fascinating characters in a world full of trouble and sorcery."
"Synopsis" by , The original, enthusiastically acclaimed Prince of Nothing fantasy series continues with a gripping novel of Holy War and court intrigue.
"Synopsis" by , Two thousand years have passed since Mog-Pharau, the No-God, last walked among Men. Two thousand years have passed since the Apocalypse. Now the Shriah of the Thousand Temples has declared Holy War, and untold thousands gather, determined to wrest Shimeh, the Holy City of the Latter Prophet, from the hands of their heathen kin. They call themselves Men of the Tusk.

Among them, one man stands apart, a man who uses redemption to deceive and passion both to elevate and to enslave....A man named Anasurimbor Kellhus.

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