The Judging Eye (The Aspect-Emperor, #1)
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The Judging Eye

by R. Scott Bakker
Release date: January 14, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

A score of years after he first walked into the histories of Men, Anasûrimbor Kellhus rules all the Three Seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years.

The masses worship him as a living god, though a few dare claim he’s a walking demon. With Proyas and Saubon as his Exalt-Generals, he leads a holy war deep into the wastes of the Ancient North, intent on destroying Golgotterath and preventing the Second Apocalypse.

His wife and consort, Esmenet, meanwhile, remains in Momemn, where she struggles to rule not only his vast empire, but their murderous children as well. And Achamian, who lives as a Wizard in embittered exile, undertakes a mad quest to uncover the origins of the Dûnyain.

But Achamian, of all people, should know that one must be very careful what one seeks...

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The Judging Eye is a great new book from R. Scott Bakker. After reading this book I can say R. Scott Bakker is definitely among the best epic fantasy writers I've ever read and he can be compared to George R.R. Martin and Steven Erikson. I had high expectations from this book, because I enjoyed The Prince of Nothing series very much. I was a bit worried if Bakker could ever write something as good as The Prince of Nothing, but fortunately he managed to write another good book. All my ... (more)
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