The Judging Eye (Aspect-emperor)
by R.Scott Bakker
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841495385
Date: 21 January 2010 List Price £8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The first in a new series by the acclaimed Canadian fantasy author R. Scott Bakker. The Judging Eye is released by Orbit in mass market paperback (an earlier trade paperback having been published a year previously) and is the opening title in The Aspect Emperor series.
"A score of years after he first walked into the histories of Men, Anasurimbor Kellhus rules all the Three Seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years. The masses worship him as a living god, though a few dare claim he's a walking demon. With Proyas and Saubon as his Exalt-Generals, he leads a holy war deep into the wastes of the Ancient North, intent on destroying Golgotterath and preventing the Second Apocalypse. His wife and consort, Esmenet, meanwhile, remains in Momemn, where she 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 Dunyain. But Achamian, of all people, should know that one must be very careful what one seeks ..."