R. Scott Bakker





R. Scott Bakker


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in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
February 02, 1967

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Richard Scott Bakker, who writes as R. Scott Bakker and as Scott Bakker, is a novelist whose work is dominated by a large series informally known as the The Second Apocalypse which Bakker began developing whilst as college in the 1980s. The series was originally planned to be a trilogy, with the first two books entitled The Prince of Nothing and The Aspect-Emperor. However, when Bakker began writing the series in the early 2000s, he found it necessary to split each of the three novels into its own sub-series to incorporate all of the characters, themes and ideas he wished to explore. Bakker originally conceived of seven books: a trilogy and two duologies. This later shifted to two trilogies, with the acknowledgement that the third series ma ...more

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To truly appreciate the great ordeal that has been The Great Ordeal, one need look no further than the patience ofPat, who has finally posted the fullversion of the excerptI promised himway back in 2012for his Fantasy Hotlist. This is the chapter that picks up immediately from the epilogue of The White-Luck Warrior–where we discover what Achamian and Mimara discover in the ruins of Ishual. To h...

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Average rating: 3.87 · 37,242 ratings · 1,406 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
The Darkness That Comes Bef...

3.76 avg rating — 12,611 ratings — published 2003 — 26 editions
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The Warrior Prophet (The Pr...

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The Thousandfold Thought (T...

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The Judging Eye (Aspect-Emp...

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The White Luck Warrior (Asp...

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Neuropath

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Disciple of the Dog

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The Unholy Consult (Aspect-...

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Light, Time, and Gravity

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The False Sun

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The Darkness That Comes Before The Warrior Prophet The Thousandfold Thought The Judging Eye The White Luck Warrior The Great Ordeal
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“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”
R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

“Faith is the truth of passion. Since no passion is more true than another, faith is the truth of nothing.”
R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

“Doubt begets understanding, and understanding begets compassion. Verily, it is conviction that kills.”
R. Scott Bakker, The Thousandfold Thought

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