Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finished The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Baker

The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Baker is the first of the Prince of Nothing Trilogy. If you enjoyed the depth of Steven Erickson's Tale of Malazan series you will likely enjoy this series. The first book develops some interesting characters but overreaches when it comes to world building. The back-history and geopolitical layout is crammed in awkwardly. It might be needed later but the over-imaginative spelling and fun with umlauts is unnecessary.