The Thousandfold Thought (Prince of Nothing Series #3)

The Thousandfold Thought (Prince of Nothing Series #3)

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by R. Scott Bakker
     
 

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"In The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker's debut, readers were invited into a darkly threatening, imaginative universe as fully realized as that of any in modern fantasy and introduced to the powerful warrior-philosopher Anasurimbor Kelhus, on whom the fate of a violently apocalyptic Holy War rests. Bakker's follow up to The Darkness That Comes Before, The… See more details below

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"In The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker's debut, readers were invited into a darkly threatening, imaginative universe as fully realized as that of any in modern fantasy and introduced to the powerful warrior-philosopher Anasurimbor 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 world of myth, violence, and sorcery. With the ultimate battle drawing near, Anasurimbor 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 answers to these questions, left hanging at the conclusion of The Warrior Prophet, are brought into focus in The Thousandfold Thought, the conclusion to the Prince of Nothing series.

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In the shattering climax to Canadian author Bakker's magnificent fantasy saga (after 2005's The Warrior-Prophet), the Holy War army has finally reached the gates of the holy city of Shimeh. The warrior-prophet, Anas rimbor Kellhus, learns that the Thousandfold Thought, a great "transition rule" that promises to transform the two warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry, offers the only way to bring peace to the world of E rwa and avoid a Second Apocalypse. Amid all the bloodshed and battle, Kellhus continues to respect his friend, the sorcerer Drusas Achamian, despite the conflict that arises when Kellhus takes "the whore Esmenet," hitherto Achamian's woman, as his consort. Esmenet's wavering love between the two men lends poignancy and personal depth to an epic story notable for its lack of melodrama. A large and varied supporting cast of heroes and scoundrels add further emotional realism. The Prince of Nothing trilogy is a work of unforgettable power. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781585678839
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Series:
Prince of Nothing Series, #3
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.21(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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