'[R. Scott Bakker is a] class act like George R. R. Martin, or his fellow Canadians Steven Erikson and Guy Gavriel Kay. He gets right away from the 'downtrodden youth becoming king' aspect of epic fantasy in his very impressive first novel - THE DARKNESS THAT COMES BEFORE. No clunky analogy of medieval Europe here. Odd, fascinating characters in a world full of trouble and sorcery' '10 Authors to Watch' SFX --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Scott Bakker is the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Fellowship, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, and the winner of the Helen B. Allison Gold Medal. He is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the Prince of Nothing Trilogy, a series that Publisher’s Weekly calls “a work of unforgettable power.” His novels been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in London, Ontario with his wife and daughter.See all Product Description
this whole series is fasinating and so involved, would recommend them to anyone who enjoys total fiction my daughter can't wait till third in the 2nd set is outPublished 20 months ago by M.
Loved it, continues to add a gritty interesting element to the genre with characters whose motivations come from a place other than an old hermit told me to do it! Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2011 by Cal 0_o