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The Warrior-Prophet

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781841494104

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘Exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written…this is fantasy with muscle and brains, rife with intrigue and admirable depth of character, set in a world laden with history and detail.’ – Steve Erikson, author of Gardens of the Moon

‘[Bakker] clamps his hand over yours and simply does not let go…Amid the cluttered shelves of the Epic Fantasy genre, Bakker is a name that stands out among not just the new writers in the crowd but established and recognized names.’ – SFFWorld

The first battle against the heathen has been won, but while the Great Names plot and squabble over the spoils, Kellhus patiently extends his influence, drawing more followers to his banner. The sorcerer Achamian and his lover, Esmenet, submit entirely, only to have their faith tested in unimaginable ways. The warrior Cnaiür falls ever deeper into madness. The skin-spies of the Consult watch with growing trepidation.

And as the vast host of the Holy War endures its sternest test in the searing wastes of the desert, a name – a title – begins to be whispered amongst the faithful. But who is the Warrior-Prophet: a dangerous heretic, who turns brother against brother? Or the only man who can avert the Second Apocalypse?

The Holy War stands on a knife edge. If all is not to be lost the great powers will have to choose between their most desperate desires and their most ingrained prejudice. Between hatred and hope. Between the Warrior-Prophet and the end of the world. . .

The second book in R. Scott Bakker’s acclaimed fantasy masterpiece, The Prince of Nothing.
Books by R Scott Baker:

Prince of Nothing Trilogy
The Darkness That Comes Before
The Warrior-Prophet
The Thousandfold Thought

Aspect-Emperor
The Judging Eye
The White Luck Warrior
The Great Ordeal
The Unholy Consult

Novels
Neuropath
Disciple of the Dog
Light, Time, and Gravity

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Reviews

Leaves most of the competition trailing
GUARDIAN
Compelling... Keeps the pages turning. The final cinematic scene, of a vast landscape filled with enormous armies, nicely sets the stage for book three of this daringly unconvetional series in the Tolkien mold.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Leaves most of the competition trailing
THE GUARDIAN
As cerebral and intricate as the first book in the Aspect-Emperor trilogy, The Judging Eye ... A must for readers rapt by the overall conception.
BOOKLIST
A fine example of the new anti-epic fiction at its best.... R. Scott Bakker leads us down that slippery slope towards accepting amoral behaviour and forces us to see how easy it would be for any of us to be swept up by events into becoming willing participants in terrible actions. This mirror onto our world is extremely difficult to look into, but is so well written we are held spellbound for its entirety.... One of the more brilliant pieces of writing that you're liable to read for a long time.
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
Compelling. . . Keeps the pages turning. The final cinematic scene, of a vast landscape filled with enormous armies, nicely sets the stage for book three of this daringly unconventional series in the Tolkien mold.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY