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Judging Eye

The Judging Eye

R. Scott Bakker

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-169-5
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
0009-09-09

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The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought --collectively the Prince of Nothing Saga--were R. Scott Bakker's magnificent debut into the upper echelon of epic fantasy. In those three books, Bakker created a world that was at once a triumph of the fantastic and an historical epic as real as any that came before.

Widely praised by reviewers and a growing body of fans, Bakker has already established the reputation as one of the smartest writers in the fantasy genre--a writer in the line stretching from Homer to Peake to Tolkein. Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing with the long awaited The Judging Eye, the first book in an all-new series. Set twenty years after the end of The Thousandfold Thought, Bakker reintroduces us to a world that is at once familiar but also very different than the one readers thought they knew. Delving even further into his richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, and fully remolding the fantasy genre to broaden the scope of intricacy and meaning, R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the reader with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of today's literature.

Praise for the Prince of Nothing Series
"[Bakker] clamps his hand over yours and simply does not let go... Amid the cluttered shelves of the Epic Fantasy genre, Bakker is a name that stands out amongst, not just the new writers in the crowd, but established and recognized names." - Sffworld

"The entire series is going to set a new standard for fantasy writers everywhere." - The Alien Online

"Exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written . . . this is fantasy with muscle and brains, rife with intrigue and admirable depth of character, set in a world laden with history and detail." - Steve Erikson, author of Gardens of the Moon

"Bakker has created a gourmet feast for hungry fantasy readers, exquisitely prepared, carefully seasoned, and served with pomp and ceremony." - Kevin J. Anderson, bestselling author of Horizon Storms

R. Scott Bakker holds a BA in English language and literature, an MA in theory and criticism, and a PhD in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Monterey, California.

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