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Your Response To the PoN posted 04 Feb 2006, 19:02 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I am looking for responses to be posted online from readers of the PoN. Responses should be polished, or at least contemplated, and no more than 100 words. They can be your reaction to the trilogy as a whole, or one of the books. No spoilers please. Thanks, I'll let you know whose I use, depending on the numbers it may be all of them. (permissions have been set such that you may reply to this thread with your response) view post

posted 13 Mar 2006, 06:03 by Craven, Commoner

It's been a long time since a series of books engrossed me the way this one did. The Prince of Nothing series is a modern marvel of storytelling, not just in fantasy but in a general sense of the word. The main characters are so fleshed out and real. I can only hope that Mr. Bakker feels compelled to expand upon the tale he has completed. From Saskatchewan, Jason view post

posted 21 Mar 2006, 16:03 by dalamar the dark, Commoner

This series of novels caught me form the very beggining. The characters a so real and the books address very real issues in todays society such as homosexuality and religious conflicts. All of these factors coming together in one place is a rare occurence and it therefore thses books should be treasured for years to come From Ontario, Cameron view post

posted 14 Jun 2006, 18:06 by dharok, Commoner

The PoN immersed me into a fantasy world full of complex relationships, realistic political associations, and credible motivations. It seemed that no character was introduced [i:yjzs48jl]ex-nihilo[/i:yjzs48jl], but rather each was placed within a web of duties and obligations to both their pasts and to their peers. The development of the characters as persons, their struggles with their own motivations and aspirations, and their individual struggles to either fulfill or actively ignore self-awareness, makes the world of PoN a rich environment, raising the narrative above a mere chronicle of events. view post

posted 14 Jun 2006, 23:06 by Space Boy, Commoner

You may not believe it but i picked up PoN on a total whim without knowing anything about it and im the happiest person because of that. Bakker and the way he writes are both amazing. Im a born again reader now because of this seiries. A must read for all fantasy lovers. From Carson City NV Mike view post

posted 16 Jul 2006, 20:07 by Tuff Winnifred, Commoner

now now people... what are your favorite places to travel to? :) view post

posted 29 Jul 2006, 06:07 by slim, Commoner

We are so immersed in stories where the principal characters are all prince valiants, or tough guy anti-heros. It's such a joy to read a series where the protagonists are not so easily defined, and where the Prophet and saviour of humanity is a pretty scary S.O.B. - A truly compelling read. view post

posted 01 Aug 2006, 15:08 by Hellscythe, Auditor

I myself have read J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and those books were simply awe-inspiring. But they have nothing on the Prince of Nothing series. The PoN books are an entire new world, full of history, of magic, and with a political system that reminds one of modern-day affairs. Once you pick up the book, I guarantee you that you wont want to put it down. James from New York view post

posted 02 Aug 2006, 20:08 by Gr8 Margaretta, Commoner

I'm trying to find some travel/vacation catalogs... did any of you come across one? view post

posted 02 Aug 2006, 20:08 by Harrol, Moderator

I'm trying to find some travel/vacation catalogs... did any of you come across one? What? Wrong forum. Better yet go to another forum all together for that kind of info. view post

posted 03 Aug 2006, 12:08 by Scilvenas, Auditor

[quote="Gr8 Margaretta":20kqus48]I'm trying to find some travel/vacation catalogs... did any of you come across one?[/quote:20kqus48] Sick bastard. view post

My response to PoN series posted 03 Aug 2006, 17:08 by alhana, Auditor

R. Scott Bakker has written a series that captivated my attention, transported my imagination, challenged my perception, and then delivered my mind back to reality. He is gifted at building a world with religions, politics, struggles, and philosophies that seem familiar to human history but whisper the constrast of exotic differences. His characters are often both breath-takingly tragic and heroically real. This should become a new standard in the list of epic fantasy. view post

posted 13 Oct 2006, 19:10 by gbooster, Commoner

I haven't finished the whole series yet, I am about halfway through the 2nd book. These books have really captured my imagination, I find myself still reading at 4am, unable to put the book down even while having to work at 9am... One thing that I have really enjoyed is how real the characters seem to be. They arent pure, they aren't neccesarily evil (though some might be in our real world) they are held to some other worlds sense of morality and values, or at least outside of my own world and most decent people's. That is quite and achievement and makes the story even that much more immersive. view post


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