Written by R. Scott Bakker.
In the last two months, I've had the pleasure and horror of witnessing a year and a half in the life of Bakker's rich and twisted world. The clash of armies. The death of friends. The execution of enemies. The changing of beliefs. The manipulation of masses. The sorcery of concepts. Blood. Hope. Love. Rape. Famine. Faith. Pestilence.
The reshaping of a world.
It ends here.
It begins here.
I really don't know what else to say. Never before has a work of literature grabbed me by the balls and dragged me through such dungeons and fields of pleasure and torment. I have seen things in this novel that shall never be forgotten. Made friends and enemies that shall last a lifetime. Literally every emotion I know myself to be capable of has been dragged out, caressed, trod upon, and shot back into my soul.
Read these books.
My review of The Prince of Nothing #1: The Darkness That Comes Before (2003 novel).
My review of The Prince of Nothing #2: The Warrior-Prophet (2004 novel).