The Aspect-Emperor

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The Aspect-Emperor is a planned four-book series by R. Scott Bakker that takes place twenty years after his acclaimed series The Prince of Nothing.


  1. The Judging Eye, 2009, ISBN 978-0-14-305160-2
  2. The White-Luck Warrior, 2011, ISBN 978-0-14-305162-6
  3. The Great Ordeal, 2016, ISBN 978-1-46-830169-4
  4. The Unholy Consult, 2017, ISBN 978-1-84-149831-7


The first book, The Judging Eye, was released on January 20, 2009.[1]

The planned title of the second book was originally The Shortest Path.[2] However, Bakker later confirmed [3] that it would be called The White-Luck Warrior. It was published in April 2011 in Canada by Penguin Group Canada.[4] It was published in the UK in May 2011, by Orbit Books and in the US by The Overlook Press.[5]

The planned title of the third book was originally The Horns of Golgotterath, but is currently The Great Ordeal.[6] The first draft was completed on October 1, 2013 [7] and the book was published July 12, 2016.[8]


  1. ^ Chapters/Indigo, "The Judging Eye", R. Bakker, January 2009, Penguin Group Canada, ISBN 978-0-14-305160-2
  2. ^ Pat's Fantasy Hotlist: New R. Scott Bakker Q&A
  3. ^ Blogcritics Interview, 12 June 2008
  4. ^ Chapters/Indigo, "White Luck Warrior", R. Bakker, Penguin Group Canada, April 2011, ISBN 978-0-14-305162-6
  5. ^ Amazon UK: The White-Luck Warrior
  6. ^ R. Scott Bakker's blog
  7. ^ R. Scott Bakker's blog
  8. ^ R. Scott Bakker's blog