Book Reviews of The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing, Bk 1)

The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing, Bk 1)
The Darkness That Comes Before - Prince of Nothing, Bk 1
Author: R. Scott Bakker
ISBN-13: 9781585676774
ISBN-10: 1585676772
Publication Date: 5/31/2005
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Overlook Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Darkness That Comes Before (Prince of Nothing, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
the first book of an epic fantasy series-- full of characters with distinctly contrasting approaches to life (the philosopher, the mystic, the warrior, the harlot--but not quite as stereotypical as this sounds) all strategizing in the middle of a holy war
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Helpful Score: 1
An amazing story.
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This is an extremely well written book, however I found the first half of the book rather dry and the characters distant and unlikable. Keeping in mind that the book is well over 500 pages, it was at least 250 pages in before the story actually grabbed me.

By the end of the book, however, I was hooked. I want to know what happens next and the set up for the characters did eventually take place.

I will be picking up the next book.