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The Great Ordeal

(2016)
(The third book in the Aspect-Emperor series)
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The much-anticipated third installment of R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed series, The Aspect-Emperor.

Praised 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 long-anticipated third 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, 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 farther 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 Ishual, 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 20 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.

Genre: Fantasy    

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Used availability for R Scott Bakker's The Great Ordeal

Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Ordeal: The Aspect-Emperor: Book Three (The Aspect-Emperor Trilogy)
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
ISBN: 1-4683-0169-1 / 978-1-4683-0169-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Ordeal: The Aspect-Emperor: Book Three
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
ISBN: 1-4683-1488-2 / 978-1-4683-1488-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Ordeal: The Aspect-Emperor: Book 3
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
ISBN: 1-84149-831-9 / 978-1-84149-831-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Ordeal
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Ordeal
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Ordeal: The Aspect-Emperor: Book 3
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
Publisher: Orbit
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July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Ordeal: The Aspect-Emperor: Book Three (The Aspect-Emperor Trilogy)
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA