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The first book in the Prince of Nothing Trilogy.
608 pages, Kindle Edition
First published April 15, 2003
“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”
”Some events marks us so deeply that they find more force of presence in their aftermath than in their occurrence. They are moments that rankle at becoming past, and so remain contemporaries of our beating hearts.”
“Faith is the truth of passion. Since no passion is more true than another, faith is the truth of nothing.”
“The world has long ceased to be the author of your anguish.”
"If it is only after that we understand what has come before, then we understand nothing. Thus we shall define the soul as follows: that which precedes everything.This is a tale about a holy war, told certainly to incite emotions.
—AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN"