The Great Ordeal (Aspect-Emperor Series #3)

The Great Ordeal (Aspect-Emperor Series #3)

by R. Scott Bakker


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The Great Ordeal (Aspect-Emperor Series #3) by R. Scott Bakker

The “terrifying and astonishing” (Ian C. Esselmont) third installment of R. Scott Bakker’s acclaimed seriesPraised by fans and critics worldwide, R. Scott Bakker has become one of the most celebrated voices in fantasy literature. With The Great Ordeal, Bakker presents the penultimate volume of The Aspect-Emperor, a series that stands with the finest in the genre for its grandiose scope, rich detail, and thrilling story. As Fanim war-drums beat just outside the city, the Empress Anasurimbor Esmenet searches frantically throughout the palace for her missing son Kelmomas. Meanwhile and many miles away, Esmenet’s husband’s Great Ordeal continues its epic march further north. But in light of dwindling supplies, the Aspect-Emperor’s decision to allow his men to consume the flesh of fallen Sranc could have consequences even He couldn’t have foreseen. And, deep in Ishuäl, the wizard Achamian grapples with his fear that his unspeakably long journey might be ending in emptiness, no closer to the truth than when he set out.The Aspect-Emperor series follows Bakker’s Prince of Nothing saga, returning to the same world twenty years later. The Great Ordeal follows The Judging Eye and The White-Luck Warrior, and delivers the first half of the conclusion to this epic story. Returning to Bakker’s richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, The Aspect-Emperor continues to set the bar for the fantasy genre, reaching new heights of intricacy and meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468314885
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Aspect-Emperor Series , #3
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 408,222
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

R. Scott Bakkeris a student of literature, history, philosophy, and ancient languages. Hisprevious books include the Prince of Nothing trilogy: The Darkness that Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought. The Aspect-Emperor series is a sequel series that includesThe Judging Eye, The White-Luck Warrior,The Great Ordeal, and The Unholy Consult. He lives in London, Ontario.

Table of Contents

What Has Come Before… 1

Prologue: Momemn 29

Chapter 1 Aörsi 37

Chapter 2 Injor-Niyas 56

Chapter 3 Momemn 80

Chapter 4 Aörsi 110

Chapter 5 Ishuäl 140

Chapter 6 Momemn 168

Chapter 7 Ishterebinth 189

Chapter 8 Ishuäl 213

Chapter 9 Ishterebinth 241

Chapter 10 Dagliash 267

Chapter 11 Momemn 282

Chapter 12 Ishterebinth 291

Chapter 13 Dagliash 334

Chapter 14 The Demua Mountains 383

Chapter 15 The River Sursa 411

Chapter 16 Momemn 419

Chapter 17 The Demua Mountains 462


Character and Faction Glossary 499

Map of the Tutelary Lands at the Time of the Great Ordeal 502

Acknowledgments 504

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The Great Ordeal (Aspect-Emperor Series #3) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book definitely lives up to it's title, but well worth it. Great book. Great battle at the end. Finally, we see what the Nonmen are really like (and it's CRAZY). We lose some old characters in blazes of glory and Sorweel, King of Sakarpus finally comes into his own. Four Stars.