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Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
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The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker
I'm sure you could, but I'm not sure you'd like it, and I'm not sure you'd understand what's going on.

If you didn't like the second one, you won't like this one. They're very much the same. The pacing of both the second and third books is a bit c... See Full Answer
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The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker
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This trilogy managed to maintain the mystery and suspense right until the very last page. This book started off a little slow, but it worked itself up into a frenzy by the end. And that frenzy was a little chaotic and hard to follow at times, but I ...more
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The Warrior Prophet by R. Scott Bakker
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The tension and mystery in this book were as good as in the first, The Darkness That Comes Before. But the pacing wasn't as tight, and the middle was a giant lull. The book was also much darker. Far less laughter and joy to balance out the misery. ...more
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I've heard this book described as bleak and depressing, but that implies a lack of emotion, excitement, and passion, which this series has plenty of. There's far more darkness here than there is in most other fantasy books, to be sure, but there's ...more
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Robert Wright
“Humans have various ways of coping with extended stress, and one is the anticipation of a better time. Here, as with retribution, there is often a kind of symmetry: the more intense the stress and the more hopeless the situation, the more fabulous the coming times that are anticipated.”
Robert Wright, The Evolution of God

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