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The Warrior-Prophet by R. Scott Bakker
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Oct 09, 2007

it was amazing
Read in January, 2009

What Bakker began in "The Darkness That Comes Before," he continues to excellent effect in "The Warrior Prophet." I can't imagine a book better tailored to my current tastes and needs, bringing together the strengths of some of my more cherished authors -- Umberto Eco's genius at illuminating history, the dark imagination of a Clark Ashton Smith and Michael Shea's gift for language -- delivered with economic plotting and gifted character craft that allows for very little wasted motion. The book just bristles with secrets and wonder, sucking the reader into its world.

This is epic, dark fantasy written by a true philosopher. Bakker's world allows you to lose yourself in its rich tapestry, forget who you are for spells -- while other times stirring you to ponder the dimensions of your own self awareness.

Great book.
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Reading Progress

01/26/2009 page 1
01/26/2009 page 1
0.16% "One more!"
02/02/2009 page 138
22.44% "Localized low-pressure centers caused by sorcery? YOU BET."
02/12/2009 page 476
77.4% "God, such an amazing final act."
02/12/2009 page 476
77.4% "Such an awesome third act in this volume."
02/13/2009 page 528
85.85% "I'm reminded of how much I wanted Sarcellus to die in this one. Such an excellent villain."
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