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About the books posted 03 Feb 2004, 16:02 by Thadal, Commoner

Hello. As the author's brother I can tell you that with this trilogy you will be taken on quite a ride. The first book establishes, the second and third are pure story driven action and intellectual intrigue. I'm incrediably proud of my brother for what he's created and how hard he's worked. That this website has been established just reienforces my long held belief that one day R. Scott Bakker will be known as, not only a great writer, but a great man. The work he'll do in the coming years will prove that. I have to laugh you know. You guys are probably a lot like me after all. The awe. The sheer sense of awe my brother creates in these books. You tasted it in the Darkness. You'll feast on it the prophet and the thousand fold thought. This trilogy and the projects planned after it... too. Heh. Just keep reading guys. You have no idea what's in store. :idea: Bryan view post

posted 03 Feb 2004, 16:02 by Mithfânion, Didact

Hi Bryan A sense of awe is precisely what is missing in so many Fantasy books and hearing that this is one of your brother's fortes is precisely what I want to hear. view post

posted 05 Feb 2004, 22:02 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

You should join the forum, Guestage! We'd love to have another member. view post

posted 06 Feb 2004, 06:02 by banditski, Candidate

[quote="Guestage":xrjedoct]I haven't read the books, so I don't think I have much to contribute, to be honest :).[/quote:xrjedoct] well, there's only one published so far, so you'd only be... *checking* ...577 pages behind!! 8) view post

posted 06 Feb 2004, 18:02 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Join the forum, read the book, then spew your thoughts out! Not that you have to... view post

posted 06 Feb 2004, 21:02 by banditski, Candidate

[quote="Guestage":s3emhujd]577 pages? Am I supposed to have a life inbetween that too? :wink:[/quote:s3emhujd] well, you don't have to do it all on one sitting. :) actually, i think i am an exceptionally slow reader, and this book was slower than most - but for all the right reasons. the writing is significantly more 'literary' - yet completely enjoyable - than most of the pulp that i've read since university. i don't remember the exact number, but while reading darkness, i think i had to look up more than a dozen or so words to find out their exact meaning. view post

posted 06 Feb 2004, 21:02 by Fade, Commoner

Sorry. That was me. Too long inactive. view post

posted 06 Feb 2004, 22:02 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Congratulations Fade! Member number 15! That calls for celebration. view post

posted 15 Feb 2004, 21:02 by LooseCannon, Peralogue

I read it pretty slowly as well. I think you can compare it to really good food as you want to take your time eating and enjoying every last bite. My apologies for the analogous cliche :P view post

posted 28 Feb 2004, 02:02 by Malarion, Candidate

I read it on a crap holiday. It was one of the highlights, let me tell you. Another book I read was Feist's "Jimmy the Hand". Aaargh. Dammit, I write better than that! view post

posted 04 Jul 2004, 16:07 by saintjon, Auditor

Well that's a pretty reassuring vote of confidence to be sure. The last thing I needed after tearing through the Warrior-Prophet was to be reassured however. Your brother has written the first book I've ever read where the "spell-caster" character was my favourite. I've said many times that George RR Martin made knights cool to me again, and now your bro has done that for magic-users. My gratitude goes out to him. view post

posted 09 Aug 2004, 13:08 by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

Hey Bryan. It really is good to hear of siblings backing their brother, especially when you have such high hopes for him, as we already know his books are going to be huge. And yes Scott did make socerers cool again, especially in the end of TWP when Akka is crazy, but he also expressed the awesomeness of Horsemen as seen in the Coryinians (sp? i think thats it...Proyas' group), and the sheer power of Gotian and his non-corrupt Shrial Knights, those guys are pretty beastin' view post


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