The Judging Eye

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The Judging Eye
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AuthorR. Scott Bakker
GenreFantasy novel
PublisherOverlook Press (US)
& Orbit (UK)
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages448 (paperback)
Preceded byThe Thousandfold Thought 
Followed byThe White-Luck Warrior 

The Judging Eye is the first book in the Aspect-Emperor series by R. Scott Bakker. It was published on January 15, 2009 in the UK and on February 19, 2009 in the USA.[1]

Events take place 20 years after the conclusion of the Prince of Nothing trilogy. Anasûrimbor Kellhus now rules the Three Seas as Aspect-Emperor, and has launched The Great Ordeal - an assault on Golgotterath and The Consult by all of the nations of the Three Seas. Drusas Achamian, the former Mandate Schoolman, is in hiding, obsessed with trying to determine Kellhus' origins.[2]


  1. ^ "Review: The Judging Eye". Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  2. ^ The Judging Eye on Amazon UK