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The Judging Eye (Aspect-Emperor Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    My opinion about all the books writen by Scott Bakker : 1) the

    My opinion about all the books writen by Scott Bakker :

    1) the books are dificult to read. the english is not outstanding, but the sentense construction is unnecessarilly made complex. Most of the sentenses are broken with innumerous commas and punctuations.
    2) World building is too vague. A reader needs to have exemplary imagination to understand the topography.
    3) war scenes are too brief. A reader loses interest, instead of having that "edge of the seat" excitement feeling while reading the book.
    4)Resemblance to previous context is missing. for example: - Even though scarlet spires is the most powerful school in the three seas, they were wiped off like a bunch of rabbits. what a laugh. LOL

    In all a very disappointing experience. Thank god, I didnt buy the books but read the books online for free.

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

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    Excellent Book!!

    I'm a strange reader. I tend to read authors I've read before, and tend to be weary of those I have not. So, when I picked up Bakker's "The Darkness That Comes Before," I was pleasantly surprised. The story was fascinating (especially for a student of Classical and Medieval histories, and philosophy), the characters believable, and the storytelling excellent. Bakker had me hooked from the first few pages, so much so that I bought the remaining two books in the trilogy becfore I finished the first one! Suffice it to say that I was a Bakker fan before reading "The Judging Eye" :)

    This book is different from the first three I read. While set in the same world, the "feel" of things is noticably different. Bakker made the story a bit less philosophical (both in plot and writing style), but no less interesting. As others have noted, with this book, Bakker spends less time in the characters' heads than in this Prince of Nothing series. This had the effect of making the story seem like a more typical fantasy story--but that is a naive interpretation. Bakker's story is completely his own.

    Fans of the Prince of Nothing series will enjoy this book. And, perhaps more importantly, those not previously familiar with Bakker's work will find "The Judging Eye" an engrossing read!

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