THE DARKNESS THAT COMES BEFORE: THE PRINCE OF NOTHING BOOK ONE. Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. Epic fantasy novel, the first book of “The Prince of Nothing” trilogy. Bakker's utterly foreign world, Earwa, is as complex as that of Tolkien. He creates an extraordinary cast of nationalities and races involved in an enormous holy war set off by an unseen prophet, Maithanet. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#147430).
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