Ray Lilly survives yet again


So, the first round of the Suvudu cage match has ended, and Ray Lilly survived. He’ll face Tyrion Lannister, a character so popular his name is in WordPress’s spell check (j/k). To be frank, I’m a huge Song of Ice and Fire fan, and of Tyrion in particular. I’m looking forward to this, and I have an idea or two that I think will be fun. We’ll see.

As for round one, things got contentious early and stayed that way, but that’s not a big deal. What is a big deal is that I think people might have gotten the wrong idea about R. Scott Bakker’s books.

If you skimmed through the comments looking at his fans’ description of the Kellhus character, you might think Bakker has written a munchkin’s wet dream, but the books are more interesting than that.

Check out this review of The Darkness That Comes Before by Victoria Strauss. Here’s her review of book 2, The Warrior-Prophet. At this point, the trilogy is complete and the second trilogy is nearly finished.

Anyway, these Suvudu cage matches are supposed to be an opportunity for readers to try out new books. Here’s the Prince of Nothing series:

The Darkness That Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing, Book One
The Warrior Prophet: The Prince of Nothing, Book Two
The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book Three

Check them out.

4 thoughts on “Ray Lilly survives yet again

  1. Chuk

    Yeah, having read the books, it was obvious that some people got a very different picture of Kellhus than I did. Yeah, he does do a lot of big feats, but reading the books I didn’t come away just thinking “That guy’s way too powerful.” He works in the setting. I hope more people pick the books up too.

  2. vath

    So suvudu isnt so forthcomming on their website about the schedule. I imagine the next round starts on monday?

  3. Griping over the voting and the writeups is a time-honored tradition. Everyone thinks their support for their favorite character is the height of rationality while support for the other one is all about popularity and cheating. It wouldn’t be Cage Match without it.

    But I seriously do love their passion for the books.

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