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The Judging Eye

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21st January 2010

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781841495385

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‘”The Judging Eye” is an incredibly smart and smart ass title to a book that deceives in being Bakker’s most straight forward read. How Bakker continues to move Kellhus in mysterious ways is something I can’t wait to witness more of’ – BookSpotCentral

‘Exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written…this is fantasy with muscle and brains, rife with intrigue and admirable depth of character, set in a world laden with history and detail.’ – Steve Erikson, author of Gardens of the Moon

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.

Wielding more power than even the greatest sorcerer, Kellhus now leads a holy war deep into the wastes of the Ancient North, intent on destroying the stronghold of Golgotterath and preventing the Second Apocalypse.

Meanwhile his wife and consort, Esmenet, 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 . . .

First he was the Prince of Nothing, then the Warrior-Prophet. Now Anasurimbor Kellhus is the Aspect-Emperor. But is he a living god . . . or a demon from hell?

Books by R Scott Baker:

Prince of Nothing Trilogy
The Darkness That Comes Before
The Warrior-Prophet
The Thousandfold Thought

The Judging Eye
The White Luck Warrior
The Great Ordeal
The Unholy Consult

Disciple of the Dog
Light, Time, and Gravity


(Bakker) presents a literary and philosophical depth largely absent from the genre...shows maturity as an author and demonstrates why his name belongs among the best epic fantasy authors
[Bakker] clamps his hand over yours and simply does not let go...Amid the cluttered shelves of the Epic Fantasy genre, Bakker is a name that stands out among not just the new writers in the crowd but established and recognized names.
"The Judging Eye" is more accessible to the average reader without sacrificing the depth that gained Bakker so much acclaim. A powerful start to a new trilogy
The entire series is going to set a new standard for fantasy writers everywhere.
This book marks a triumphant return for the most philosophical and literary epic fantasy writer around.
The worldbuilding is once again head and shoulders above what is currently the norm in today's fantasy market. The evocative narrative is rich in details, and the Middle Eastern setting continues to be a joy to discover... It's R. Scott Bakker writing at the top of his game