Darkness That Comes Before, The by R. Scott Bakker(78 ratings)
|Author||R. Scott Bakker|
|Title||Darkness That Comes Before, The|
|Series||Prince of Nothing, The|
|Submitted by Brett |
I enjoyed this book. In fact, it was my favorite book of the series.
|Submitted by beadlety |
This book itself first caught my eye with its cover (alas I tend to judge books by their covers) and I seriously misjudged it. It was not at all what I expected, to say the least. The characters are rather original in their design and personalities, however, the story is a bit drawn out, spending ages talking about, say, how the world will end when so-and-so occurs. This book is definitely not for younger readers and at some points I was shocked by what I found, even though it helped portray the kind of worlds and societies each character came from. This book is mainly political with a "really big threat" hanging over the entire world (if you like this kind of cliche, go ahead and read it).
|Submitted by Russell Stevenson |
Quite difficult to get into at first, this book is well worth the effort as once you start to become engaged with it, you become totally immersed in a richly realised and totally original world. What makes this story unique is the absence of traditional heroes or villains. Instead, the 'Good Guys' are shades of grey in a harsh and often disturbing world. The harshness of the world and its characters sometimes makes reading difficult or hard to stomach, but only adds to the uniquness of the book, a rarity in this genre. Well worth a read.