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The Darkness That Comes Before
- The Prince of Nothing, Book One
- By: R. Scott Bakker
- Narrated by: David DeVries
- Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
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.
Good narration, fairly gritty
- By Angela Farley on 01-09-2020
Difficult to get into, but great once you do.
Similar to Lord of the Rings, it can get dense at times. Bear with it though, it will be confusing as the author plunges the reader right into the story. But as the story continues and it becomes more clear it gets much better. Just as much philosophy as fantasy, a great book for those with time.