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  • R. Scott Bakker
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  • 14 April 2019
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  1. says:

    This was a good finale to the Prince of Nothing series I definitely consider this to be one of the best dark fantasy series I've read over the years Bakker's fantasy world has plenty of depth and his story is engaging and full of twists and turns It also helps that is is packed with memorable characters and that Bakker has an engaging writing style This final book focused on the conclusion of the Holy War story arc as w

  2. says:

    This review applies to all three volumes of Bakker's 'The Prince of Nothing' series First off let me say that I'm really impressed with what Bakker achieved here I'm reminded of something Guy Kay said when asked why he wrote The Fionavar Tapestry about wanting to prove that there was still life in the old tropes of high fantasy as designed by Tolkien and that new things could be done with them as opposed to mere slavish

  3. says:

    Observational aside I will rarely reread books Once I finish a book it is usually off to the next one with few exceptions In this case the sixth book in the series The Great Ordeal is coming out soon a book I have waited nearly five years for and I wanted to give myself a refresher on the entire series before it was released I don't recall the first time I read The Prince of Nothing trilogy but Goodreads assures me it was befor

  4. says:

    From the very first book I suspected that I would reach a point where I could no longer stand the parts that I don't like about Bakker's writing style I was surprised that I made it through two books actually with the second book being excellent in spite of its raging Kellhus nessI plugged away at this third book over several weeks and I still only made it halfway through I have abandoned the pursuit I cannot take it any I canno

  5. says:

    I'm neither impressed or satisfied with the conclusion to this trilogy Books 1 and 2 were full of plot character depth and lots of philosophy and the dark ending to Book 2 set up the finale nicely Or at least it should have The Thousandfold Thought is a bit of a nothing book which meanders along until finally

  6. says:

    What a disappointing ending to an otherwise promising trilogy Bakker almost abandons the Holy War until the very end then wraps it up in a somewhat disjointed and confusing finale that lacks any depth of understanding Instead the reader is subjected to a cerebral cacophony of redundant mumbo jumbo that really seems to beg the ues

  7. says:

    What a tremendous letdown This book seems like it was written by a five year old Gone is the political intrigue

  8. says:

    I normally never really dislike books but this series takes the cake It's not about it's writing or really it's plot; I absolutely hate these charactersFirst off we have Kellhus or should I say Gary Sue to match all of Gary Sues I get it he's suppose to be inhuman in intellect and reading people I get it after being hit over the head after every description that he's like no other man he's so smart he's so observant He has intel

  9. says:

    A strong conclusion to this epic series I really enjoyed this book and i'm a huge fan of Bakker's writing style The story itself was

  10. says:

    The first book didn't sell me but the latter two had me absolutely enthralled This is a fantasy series that is unabashedly dark if you like authors who shy away from the harsh realities of violence war and the periods in human history that most fantasy series draw inspiration from then stay far far away If you don't mind that stuff

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Tandis u'Esmenet l'a pous et u'Ashamian est devenu son tuteur THE THOUSANDFOLD THOUGHT PRINCE OF NOTHING BOOK THE THOUSANDFOLD THOUGHT PRINCE OF NOTHING BOOK The final reckoning is at hand Faceless assassins will strike in the dead of night Kings and Emperors will fall The sorcerous Schools will be unleashed And Anasurimbor Kellhus will at last confront his father and the dread revelation of the Thousandfold Thought This book is a part of the Prince of Nothing trilogy uotes from The Thousandfold Thought by R ― R Scott Bakker uote from The Thousandfold Thought “Water everywhere falling in thundering cataracts singular drops and draping sheets Kellhus paused next to one of the shining braziers peered beneath the bronze visage that loomed orange and scowling over his father watched him lean back into absolute shadow The Thousandfold Thought | Tumblr The Thousandfold Thought Most recent Most popular Most recent Filter by post type All posts Text Photo uote Link Chat Audio Video Ask Grid View List View It is their nature to believe as their fathers believed To desire as they desired Men are like wax poured into moulds their souls are cast by their circumstances Why are no Fanim children born to Inrithi parents? The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince The warrior prophet Anasrimbor Kellhus learns that the Thousandfold Thought a great transition rule that promises to transform the two warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry offers the only way to bring peace to the world of Erwa and avoid a Second Apocalypse Amid all the bloodshed and battle Kellhus continues to respect his friend the sorcerer Drusas Achamian The Thousandfold Thought Prince of Nothing The warrior prophet Anasrimbor Kellhus learns that the Thousandfold Thought a great transition rule that promises to transform the two warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry offers the only way to bring peace to the world of Erwa and avoid a Second Apocalypse Amid all the bloodshed and battle Kellhus continues to respect his friend the sorcerer Drusas Achamian The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince The warrior prophet Anasrimbor Kellhus learns that the Thousandfold Thought a great transition rule that promises to transform the two warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry offers the only way to bring peace to the world of Erwa and avoid a Second Apocalypse Amid all the bloodshed and battle Kellhus continues to respect his friend the sorcerer Drusas Achamian The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince of Nothing English Edition eBook Bakker R Scott it Kindle Store Thoughts on The Thousandfold Thought?spoilers The Thousandfold Thought is my favorite out of the first trilogy The whole book is just pages of ideas at best stretched to pages They march Khellus is awesome and no one can fuck with him Esmenet was a whore and kind of still is but not really Achamian struggles with love and they march for Shimeh Oh and Cnauir struggles with his sexuality The Thousandfold Thought The Prince of Nothing Compre online The Thousandfold Thought The Prince of Nothing Book Three de Bakker R Scott Baker R Scott na Frete GRTIS em milhares de produtos com o Prime Encontre diversos livros escritos por Bakker R Scott Baker R Scott com timos pre. What a tremendous letdown This book seems like it was written by a five year old Gone is the political intrigue and personal drama of the first one gone is the coherency of the large scale battles and the flowing of the story as a whole There were long periods where I was extremely bored but I pressed on hoping for something special because of how much I loved the first two and the trust I was developing in the author but C mon man that ending was about as anticlimactic as they come 1800 pages of buildup and I was left saying Really That s it

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Observational aside I will rarely reread books Once I finish a book it is usually off to the next one with few exceptions In this case the sixth book in the series The Great Ordeal is coming out soon a book I have waited nearly five years for and I wanted to give myself a refresher on the entire series before it was released I don t recall the first time I read The Prince of Nothing trilogy but Goodreads assures me it was before I joined this website Since then I have read literally hundreds of books and grown as a reader thanks to those books as well as thinking through those books when I write reviews Over that time my sensibilities and critical eye has changed as well I d like to think for the better so it was a rather enlightening exercise this return to a time in my reading life from before Goodreads BGR With that rambling out of the way on to the reviewThe Darkness That Comes Before reviewThe Warrior Prophet reviewNow I could write about the fascinating happenings of this book how characters developed how the world was broadened a bit how the climax both brought great closure and opened up exciting new possibilities for the next trilogy I could write about how this book was the culmination of many well laid plans of the first two books and paid off uite well I could say how much I enjoyed rereading this book and what new insights it offered ButI m notDon t get me wrong this book is all those things and well deserving of the five stars I gave it It is just that I would prefer to use this space to ramble about a much profound theme of the series That theme is control and choiceWhen I first read this book in the BGR years of my life I approached it as just another fantasy book albeit one with some interesting insights into the human condition and innovative takes on characters But after many many book readings and hours logged writing reviews my perspective was a bit different this time a bit critical and a bit discerning What I found upon this reread was yes a smashingly good and original fantasy series but also a subtle theme exploring the nature of control and choice Specifically the control of moral agents by other sentient moral agents there s that philosophy pseudo minor I picked up kicking in again and the presence or absence of choice Once I noticed this it seemed to permeate the story at multiple levelsEsmenet One of my issues with the series upon the reread was how little agency the female characters had Esmenet especially She is a prostitute in a culture that both condemns them and uses them maintaining a double standard where the female body is condemned when exercising its sexuality but also exploited as an object by that same culture She has little control over her life both because of her sex and her profession On a very apparent level she is controlled by the men around her and her culture She is little than property that can be bought and done with as they see fit deviating from her niche within the culture can get her injured or even stoned to death Even when she is among friends she is only safe because they are men that can provide cover for her from others While not as overt of a control nor would they consider it control she very much has to stay within their orbit for her own protectionI believe one of the reasons Bakker put Esmenet in such a situation was to cultivate within the reader empathy for Esmenet to show how crappy it was to be within the power of others with little to no recourse He wanted to show readers that such a system is fundamentally unjust and perhaps lay the ground work for the other types of control present in the bookCnai r urs Ski tha and Drusas Achamian Where Esmenet was controlled by an immediate external agency Cnai r and Achamain Aka are controlled by their own internal beliefs You may not necessarily think of this as control but a freuently recurring occurrence in this series is Cnai r attempting to most traditional Scylvendi he could be Scylvendi being the culture he is from a proud and traditional steppe warrior society But as much as he tries he is unable to constrain his thoughts to that of a traditional Scylvendi always having his desire for revenge and the things he must do to achieve this conflict with what he thinks a proper Scylendi ought to do Of course it doesn t help he was ostracized from his tribe for behaving in an un Scylendi manner This conflict drives and controls how he behaves and acts a invisible chain that constrains what he can and cannot do It eventually drives him mad and to self destructive endsFor Aka he is forever linked to the memories of a long dead sorcerer and founder of his School Every night he relives truly terrifying memories of the First Apocalypse an ancient genocidal conflict that nearly saw all indigenous life on the planet wiped out It is these memories that drive his fellow Mandate Schoolmen to oppose the forces of the Consult the ancient evil that came so near to victory once He pursues his mission at the expense of his love for Esmenet and the love he has for his former students It is a lodestone he willingly lays about his own neck that keeps him from happiness and fulfillment and is renewed after every night living the horrors of ages pastBoth Aka and Cnai r bind themselves to the control of otherwise impotent forces culture and duty While not as obvious as the control men and society place upon Esmenet they are also destructive to the health and well being of the characters levers that move their soulsAnas rimbor Kellhus Which brings us to the lever mover himself Kellhus Kellhus has many ualities that much suggest he is a Marty Stu he is attractive absurdly physically fit capable of understanding the thoughts of feelings of people by the muscles of their face and tone of voice nearly unbeatable in a fight and absurdly intelligent capable of learning new languages in mere days and easily learning sorcery But for all his physical and intellectual prowess he is probably the farthest thing from a Marty Stu for he is complete devoid of emotionsLet me back up for a second Kellhus was for all intents and purposes raised in a cult albeit a very very VERY successful one The D nyain have existed since the First Apocalypse than two thousand years The D nyain have surrendered themselves to the logos to what you would call reason and intellect We seek absolute awareness the self moving thought 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 Of course the way they achieve that is truly terrifying First off they selectively breed within themselves for certain attributes and train the children pretty much from birth And that training does involve a giant hall of lobotomized people with flayed faces to better allow the children to understand how thoughts movements of the soul correspond with expressions to mention just one It is creepy as fuck and as an adult Kellhus is pretty much a super rational vulcan with the capacity perfectly fake emotions and the ability to read people s faces as though he were reading their mind Couple that with an amazingly sharp intellect and you can see how he is able to manipulate the entire Holy War to serve his own purpose What comes before determines what comes after For D nyain there s no higher principle And what comes before For men History Language Passion Custom All these things determine what men say think do These are the hidden puppet strings from which all men hang Now while all this may have the makings of a super villain you have to remember Kellhus isn t evil He isn t good either he is merely the ultimate pragmatist using what tools people are available to him to achieve his ends Just as children are told convenient stories and lies to make them behave in a certain way Kellhus can exert the same sort of control over grown men and womenBut just what is this control Unlike the control over Esmenet it is not backed by force Unlike the control over Aka and Cnai r this control is external sort of What Kellhus does it manipulate the passions history and beliefs of the people of the Three Seas and fits himself into their sense of the world He makes them BELIEVE in him as a religious prophet by understanding and manipulating them They all believe they came to believe in him by their own free will but he is very much adjusting and tweaking their emotions using his D nyain training to become useful tools to him It is a control that is both subtle and profound playing upon the most basic impulses of mankind the need to believe Personally I find this sort of control and manipulation just as unjust and terrible as the control exerted upon Esmenet even if it is infinitely subtle and less coerciveBut if anything Kellhus s control raises an even larger uestion do we have free will Because all the things Kelhuss uses to control men are not created by him but merely used by him He utilizes the pre existing beliefs and cultural patterns to influence people Without him present people are still influenced and eually controlled by their circumstance To use the series s phraseology they are not self moving souls they are influenced by the darkness that comes before If we re nothing than our thoughts and passions and if our thoughts and passions are nothing than movements of our souls then we are nothing than those who move us Kelhuss or no Kelhuss the people of these books are the product of their environment It controls how they perceive the world what they consider sacred or profane what they ought to aspire to and the like just like real humans If the characters in the books can be moved by the manipulation of these core beliefs can we say that people in the real world would not be as easily manipulated Are we like the characters in the book forever defined by what comes before unable to step outside the cycle of causality and become self moving souls It isn t surprising the author of this series nearly finished a PhD in philosophy as some of its most fundamental uestions are explored in the seriesThe Outside What did you think Kellhuss was the last link in the chain of control Nope there is also the metaphysical space known as The Outside Think of it as the realm of Gods Demons and the Afterlife Very little is actually known about Many human religions make claims about it but for the most part it is speculative Sorcerers are considered damned because of the hideous mark they bear and can see in other sorcerers They have lost their soul but gained the world While this may also seem speculative afterall maybe the mark of the sorcerers means something completely different there is the matter of the Inchoroi the space aliens that crashed on the planet these books take place on and waged a millennial war with the Nonmen They believe they are damned not due to sorcery but due to their proclivity towards let s say carnal behavior to put it VERY VERY lightly They believe if they can reduce the amount of souls on a planet to 144000 they can sever the link between the world and the Outside thereby saving themselves Considering they have apparently traveled to other worlds to try and achieve this I am willing to give them the benefit of the dout they may be on to somethingIf we grant that they are right that there is an Outside that will damn some souls to an eternity of torment oddly there is very little discussion about a heaven analogue then there is another layer of control that falls upon all souls This looming threat of damnation affects how a person behaves and what they do However because the terms of the Outside are so vague and unsubstantiated there is really no way to know just what this all powerful moral judge uses as a basis for its judgement Clearly the Inchoroi have some idea that their perversities give them a first class ticket to damnation but other moral prescriptions are very much lacking Yet by trespassing against these unspecified rules a soul could find an eternity of torment waiting for them This uncheckable power unless the Inchoroi plan works very much controls people dictating what is and isn t permitted with no recourse or avenue of appeal It doesn t help that the rules aren t even laid out anywhere since various religions claims different revelations regarding the Outside What people are left with is an absolute tyrant that is concealed in its moral scales and will only reveal its will after a soul has shuffled off its mortal coil The Outside controls through its very ambiguity causing people to act contrary to their own souls to conform to an externally applied standard Religious extremism is very prevalent throughout this series as to be expected since it was based on the First Crusade and that is partially driven by the very real existence of The OutsideSo where does all this leave usI think with a multifaceted examination of control and choice Esmenet was constrained by externally applied and enforced social and cultural chains Cnai r urs Ski tha and Drusas Achamian were constrained by internally applied chains of what it meant be the role that had placed upon themselves Khelhus used the pre existing externally produced but internally applied chains of culture and history to manipulate men and women of all walks of life while he himself was free of such shackles and could stand outside the flow of history and culture The Outside serves as the ultimate stick threatening eternal damnation to those who stray morally from its unrevealed moral codeAll these forces come together to drive the passions and ambitions of men and women in the books They are also a mirror held up to our own world We are certainly no free of the chains that bind the characters than they are Societies will enforce moral codes and behaviors on its members with violence see for example honor killings People will try to live up some image of themselves or their culture in spite of who they really are And religion has been used for countless millennia to justify and encourage some truly horrible atrocities Just because we are the reader of this story doesn t make us any free than the characters on the page This series holds a mirror up to illuminate the chains of control we face on a day to day basis chains we may not even be aware exist We are like the characters but we have the ability to break these chains to become self moving souls in our own rightOr maybe I am completely wrong and Bakker just wanted to tell a neat story about crusades and ancient races and magic and genocidal alien invaders and a sociopathic protagonist and giant set piece battle scenes We may never knowSo yeah this was a really great series and if you like the dark fantasy genre you should jump on board the Prince of Nothing train

review The Thousandfold Thought

Cott BakkerIt was published in January More specifically the Thousandfold Thought as envisioned and set into play by Anasrimbor Monghus is the union of the warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry under the rule of the Warrior Prophet and Aspect Emperor of the Three Seas Anasrimbor Kellhus in order The Thousandfold Thought eBook by R Scott The Thousandfold Thought by R Scott Bakker Share your thoughts Complete your review Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book Rate it You Rated it Star I hated it Stars I didn't like it Stars It was OK Stars I liked it Stars I loved it Please make sure to choose a rating Add a review Reuired Review How to write a great review Do Say The Thousandfold Thought R Scott Bakker The warrior prophet Anasurimbor Kellhus learns that the Thousandfold Thought a great transition rule that promises to transform the two warring faiths of Inrithism and Fanimry offers the only way to bring peace to the world of Earwa and avoid a Second Apocalypse Amid all the bloodshed and battle Kellhus continues to respect his friend the sorcerer Drusas Achamian despite the conflict The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince of The thousandfold thought concludes what has been build upon in the last two books I really liked the conclusion although I am dying to know about the deep lore the consult and its motivations the inchoroi and so on I am glad this series is continued in the aspect emperor series and I will read it next This is as good as grimdark gets Lesen Sie weiter Ntzlich Kommentar The Thousandfold Thought The Prince of Nothing The thousandfold thought concludes what has been build upon in the last two books I really liked the conclusion although I am dying to know about the deep lore the consult and its motivations the inchoroi and so on I am glad this series is continued in the aspect emperor series and I will read it next This is as good as grimdark gets The Thousandfold Thought | Tumblr The Thousandfold Thought Most recent Most popular Most recent Filter by post type All posts Text Photo uote Link Chat Audio Video Ask Grid View List View It is their nature to believe as their fathers believed To desire as they desired Men are like wax poured into moulds their souls are cast by their circumstances Why are no Fanim children born to Inrithi parents? Why The Thousandfold Thought The Thousandfold Thought; Pages Subject Started by Replies Views Last post ; Members and Guests are viewing this board uotes worth uoting The Wikiuote project Started by What Came Before Replies Views October am by Nichamian Links to Fan Resources Started by Madness Replies Views November am by Madness TTT Chapter The Thousandfold Thought Book of the Prince of The Thousandfold Thought concludes with a tour de force set piece in which Bakker cuts back and forth between the battle for Shimeh which must count as among the greatest descriptions of sorcery in war ever recorded and each of his main characters as Readers will be grateful for the Encyclopedic Glossary a nearly page long treasure trove of essential information about everyone and Chaudron bouillonne The Thousandfold Thought The Thousandfold Thought The Prince of Nothing Kellhus dsormais reconnu comme prophte se dirige vers Simeh pour retrouver son pre. From the very first book I suspected that I would reach a point where I could no longer stand the parts that I don t like about Bakker s writing style I was surprised that I made it through two books actually with the second book being excellent in spite of its raging Kellhus nessI plugged away at this third book over several weeks and I still only made it halfway through I have abandoned the pursuit I cannot take it any I cannot stand the pretentious philosophical stuff that permeates every time Kellhus is on the screen This book constitutes literary masturbation to such a strong extent that I feel dirty reading it My Nook may never be clean again and neither will I for having touched it while reading thisThere are characters where you read about them and you aren t supposed to like them Take a Joffrey Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire an obviously loathsome individual from pretty much his first appearance The reader is not ever invited to be sympathetic to Joffrey but is also never barraged with paragraph after paragraph every time Joffrey appears about his perfection his ultimate intellect his flawless schemes and strategies the way he manipulates and takes over other men whatever It was unpleasant to read the words on the page every time Kellhus was on the screen or every time Kellhus was being talked about and especially every time that the narration was from the thoughts of Kellhus himselfFor some time during this book I found myself rooting for the Fanim rooting for Conphas rooting for the Consult just anything to take Kellhus down even a tiny peg I would prefer the Second Apocalypse to destroy this fictional world than ever read another word about Kellhus againI may not be a skin spy but I herald a different apocalypse for them I have closed the book and will never open it again They are all dead to me


About the Author: R. Scott Bakker

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 1980sThe 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 writin