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The Great Ordeal

(2016)
(The third book in the Aspect-Emperor series)
A novel by

 
 
'With The Great Ordeal, the penultimate book in The Aspect-Emperor series, Bakker begins to betray the final mysteries of his cosmos, feeding and goading readers more than in any of the preceding novels... Page for page, this volume was a most haunting pleasure to read.' - Bakkerfans

'The Great Ordeal is a stunning addition to the series, go and buy it as soon as it is available. Seethes with intelligence, action and revelation and is a worthwhile continuation of the smartest epic fantasy of our generation.' - The Wertzone

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 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 Great Ordeal is the new novel in R. Scott Bakker's acclaimed Aspect-Emperor series, set in a vivid world of myth, war and sorcery. A series that stands alongside the finest in the genre, for its grand scope, rich detail and thrilling story.

Books by R Scott Baker:

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

Aspect-Emperor
The Judging Eye
The White Luck Warrior
The Great Ordeal
The Unholy Consult

Novels
Neuropath
Disciple of the Dog
Light, Time, and Gravity

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
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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: Harry N. Abrams
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Ordeal: Book 3 of the Aspect-Emperor
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
ISBN: 1-84149-831-9 / 978-1-84149-831-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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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 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Ordeal: Book 3 of the Aspect-Emperor
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 3)
Author(s): R Scott Bakker
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA