The Last Philosopher is a high-fantasy story with heavy-handed attempts at humour. It revolves around the world of Huom and some of its quirkier inhabitants. It’s the first book under the subtitle, Nothing is Everything.
Blurb: Before everything, it’s assumed there was nothing, but what if there was no real difference between the two? Just two extreme philosophies from the original conflict.
The planet Huom has been under observation for longer than should technically be possible. The primary watcher, a bitter black-hole, is excited to see that there is finally a proverbial Darkness at the end of the tunnel.
Meanwhile on the planet, in the freezing mountains of Empris, Lyeasrakardsul, the oldest living sorcerer suffers from devastating nightmares. At the same time — far away in the sandstone desert of Zenon — Herschel, a man filled to the brim with strange ideas is escaping a prison filled with strange old men.
What does all this have to do with arsehole Gods, hairy Dwarfs, frustrated Afreets, curious Knomes, lizard-women, and nude Áettar? Perhaps Nothing, perhaps Everything… but why can’t it be both?
The Last Philosopher has at best been ranked #9 in #Fantasy and has been added to the “Featured fantasy stories” on Wattpad’s official @Fantasy profile, along with a number of others; High-fantasy, Myths and Legends, Speculative Fiction, Dystopian & Apocalypse, Multicultural, Adventure, and Adult Fiction.
The story is not really mature but would be best suited for ages new adult and up. It shouldn’t have any triggers in my opinion, but if you find something, let me know.
It has to-date won twenty-nine awards mostly for best fantasy, but also for best overall, humour, best female character, best new adult, and special mentions for characters and character development.
Link: The Last Philosopher - Nick East - Wattpad