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The Judging Eye posted 22 Jan 2008, 07:01 by jude, Commoner

so apparently its not called the great ordeal.... http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2008 ... ker-q.html big, awesome interview with Bakker about the new series. nothing real spoilery, except that its no longer a dualogy and he spills titles and basic themes for all three volumes. Check it out! view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 07:01 by Curethan, Didact

Thankyou thankyou thankyou :D Could the dispossed young king refer to Proyas you think, or little Moe? view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 12:01 by Phil, Candidate

Have to say, I think The Great Ordeal is a better title than Eye of Judgement ;) Glad to hear it's going to be three books. The more the better! The next book is my most eagerly awaited thing of all things :) view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 18:01 by Madness, Peralogue

That's [i:1g32beap]The Judging Eye[/i:1g32beap], Phil. Pretty neat shit; a trilogy again and the second book titled [i:1g32beap]The Shortest Path[/i:1g32beap]. I've already decided to hibernate with The Judging Eye when I buy it, but knowing Bakker's only nearing the end of book one makes me want to wait until all The Aspect-Emperor is out. Fuck, I wish I hadn't lucked out with The Prince of Nothing; then I'd be used to this waiting :( . view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 18:01 by Israfel, Peralogue

I'm just getting flashbacks to that penny arcade strip, personally. And yes, hurrah for there being three books instead of 2. Can't wait. view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 19:01 by Phil, Candidate

[quote="Madness":3lb60lx8]That's [i:3lb60lx8]The Judging Eye[/i:3lb60lx8], Phil.[/quote:3lb60lx8] Meh. view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 19:01 by Harrol, Moderator

I already told my wife that I will be completely useless the three days following the release. view post


posted 22 Jan 2008, 22:01 by Nerdanel, Peralogue

The first thing I thought when I heard the name The Judging Eye was that there is going to be yet another thing in common with Kellhus and Sauron, to whom Kellhus already shows a certain resemblance... view post


posted 23 Jan 2008, 17:01 by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

[quote="Nerdanel":1d2qxfar]The first thing I thought when I heard the name The Judging Eye was that there is going to be yet another thing in common with Kellhus and Sauron, to whom Kellhus already shows a certain resemblance...[/quote:1d2qxfar] That they both have an eye? :shock: I never realized the connection before now... I suppose it should have been obvious, stupid me view post


posted 24 Jan 2008, 00:01 by Nerdanel, Peralogue

I think Kellhus is showing every indication of becoming a Dark Lord in the vein of Sauron. Also, Sauron was a highly intelligent being who back in Númenor even had a good-looking body. He had some very Kellhus-like capabilities, which can be seen in how when he was brought to Númenor (home of his long-time enemies) as a prisoner he soon ran the entire place from behind the throne and had made the nation (save for a few holdouts) convert to a religion led by himself. It took direct divine intervention on a world-reshaping scale to get rid of him that time, and the entire Númenor got sunk with him. Sauron could successfully take the diplomatic route when he needed to, but he preferred to rule by fear. He also was a fan of the Shortest Path. Sauron had two eyes and a humanoid body (the floating eyeball in the LotR movies is not accurate to the books), but he was represented as an eye on banners and such and even referred that way in speech because of the way he kept everything under surveillance. He had many spies and informants, no need for sleep, and he was constantly using magical scrying. Kellhus will probably still need to sleep, but we'll see if his surveillance society goes far enough to justify the title of the book. view post


posted 24 Jan 2008, 02:01 by anor277, Didact

[quote="Nerdanel":242e2wyu]I think Kellhus is showing every indication of becoming a Dark Lord in the vein of Sauron. ................[/quote:242e2wyu] Well, the Three-Seas certainly deserves a Dark Lord. I hope its rulers and potentates will be crying bloody tears soon. view post


posted 24 Jan 2008, 03:01 by Shell, Peralogue

Wow, he doesn't like GWB... :lol: view post


posted 24 Jan 2008, 07:01 by Curethan, Didact

Forget Kellhus as Dark Lord, Akka will rise as the Dork Lard. view post


posted 24 Jan 2008, 12:01 by professor plum, Peralogue

Sigh... internet ennui... [url=http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/index.php/Ceiling_cat:2pn9u0jg]The Judging Eye[/url:2pn9u0jg]... Edit: hyperlinks are the same colour as the paragraph text and they're not underlined? What kind of clown web design is that? :P < "Razz" view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Jul 2008, 23:07 by kidten, Candidate

The "Dark Lord" or the No-God is neither Kellhus or Achamian but he is rising. Kellhus is going to find out he is vulnerable and Achamian will be there to pick him back up and tell him how to defeat the No-God. As much as I don't trust Kellhus he has done good for the people. He lead them to victory and cleansed them of the skin spies. He also did what he originally set out to do. Make sure his father died. He just became The Aspect Emperor along the way. I can't wait to see what he has become in the last 20 years. The word is it will be released in January. I guess I do have to wait after all. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Oct 2008, 08:10 by professor plum, Peralogue

[img:1ugoglex]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C1sIoH8HL._SS500_.jpg[/img:1ugoglex] view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 24 Oct 2008, 15:10 by Cripdamind, Candidate

the cover of that book gives me a raging hard on. i can't wait. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 26 Oct 2008, 15:10 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

I hope there will be a trade paperback release in tradition to the first three books. :| view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 26 Oct 2008, 20:10 by Cripdamind, Candidate

i think this is the paperback cover. looks weird, are those parentheses things the tusk? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 27 Oct 2008, 08:10 by lfex, Peralogue

I lke Canadian cover the most, but I guess I will buy American edition, since it is easier to get. British cover is once again worts, IMHO. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 30 Oct 2008, 01:10 by AJD, Candidate

I made my pre-order as soon as I saw the official title. Can't wait. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 30 Oct 2008, 12:10 by Jussi, Commoner

Final version of the cover art for the American edition: [img:1rfgm8sq]http://www.overlookpress.com/cover/JudingEyeLRGTEMP.jpg[/img:1rfgm8sq] view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 06 Nov 2008, 09:11 by professor plum, Peralogue

Aaaaand here's a jumbo (+ slightly different) UK/Australasian cover: [img:14hnsxj5]http://www.hachette.com.au/images/9781841495378.jpg[/img:14hnsxj5] view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 06 Nov 2008, 09:11 by professor plum, Peralogue

First review I've seen [url=http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2008/11/judging-eye.html:30899q7p]is up at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist[/url:30899q7p]. 9/10! view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 06 Nov 2008, 19:11 by Harrol, Moderator

I read Pat'sreveiw and it looks great. I will take a couple days off to read the book. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 07 Nov 2008, 09:11 by Athjeari, Peralogue

Is this book really coming out on January 22nd, 2009? Hot damn! If that's true, I can't express how amped I am. I thought it was going to be a late 2009 release! Anyword on this being released earlier in certain countries like Canada or anything? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 07 Nov 2008, 13:11 by professor plum, Peralogue

Amazon: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Judging-Eye-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1590201698:9ezgt6px]US[/url:9ezgt6px]; [url=http://www.amazon.ca/Judging-Eye-R-Bakker/dp/0143051601/:9ezgt6px]Canada[/url:9ezgt6px]; [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judging-Eye-Aspect-emperor-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1841495379:9ezgt6px]UK[/url:9ezgt6px] Earliest release date I've found is [url=http://www.hachette.co.nz/afa.asp?idWebPage=30685&ID=572452&SID=126302492:9ezgt6px]Australia/New Zealand[/url:9ezgt6px] — January 1st. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 14 Nov 2008, 16:11 by Mats, Candidate

Excerpt from the new book found at Pat's blog. http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/ view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 15 Nov 2008, 01:11 by Gabriele, Commoner

[quote="professor plum":2r6g88ax]Amazon: [url=http://www.amazon.com/Judging-Eye-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1590201698:2r6g88ax]US[/url:2r6g88ax]; [url=http://www.amazon.ca/Judging-Eye-R-Bakker/dp/0143051601/:2r6g88ax]Canada[/url:2r6g88ax]; [url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judging-Eye-Aspect-emperor-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1841495379:2r6g88ax]UK[/url:2r6g88ax] Earliest release date I've found is [url=http://www.hachette.co.nz/afa.asp?idWebPage=30685&ID=572452&SID=126302492:2r6g88ax]Australia/New Zealand[/url:2r6g88ax] — January 1st.[/quote:2r6g88ax] Amazon.de has an approximate delivery date of Dec 15-18. If that's true, it would be really early, but they have been ahead UK/US dates before. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 15 Nov 2008, 21:11 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I'm a little over 2/3 into TJE now and I don't know if I really can agree with Pat's assessment of the book's strengths. If anything, it's a [i:1daos0m7]deeper[/i:1daos0m7] examination of human foibles regarding certainty, but that's not a knock against the book, only a note that Pat's comments about the book being "accessible" might be misleading to those who were/are hoping for continued philosophic probing. But he is correct in noting that the nature of it has shifted, just as the pattern from TDTCB through TTT in regards to how Kellhus is viewed as shifted (not that I'm hinting too much, am I? :P) More later, perhaps, but I'm strongly considering waiting until January before I write an extensive review. Suffice to say that page 272, I think this book is easily the equal to the first three and likely better in terms of writing and it certainly is better in regards to certain characterizations. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Nov 2008, 13:11 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

Aldarion, how in the world did you get a copy of [i:17m7ywdq]The Judging Eye[/i:17m7ywdq]? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Nov 2008, 18:11 by Harrol, Moderator

He received his copy through evil and coniving means! :evil: or the alternative is that he writes book reveiws and a good word from him can lead to more book sales. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Nov 2008, 22:11 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

What he said, pretty much. I review quite a few books and on occasion, publishers and authors seem to reply to what I say about the books. In this case (unlike the past three books), it was Overlook Press and not Scott himself who sent me the ARC for review purposes. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 24 Nov 2008, 18:11 by Athjeari, Peralogue

Has anyone heard about how many ARC's are being released by the publisher? I work at a bookstore and often times we get advanced reader copies (we got one for A Feast for Crows, which was great!) and I'm wondering if I'll get a chance to read this. As of today I haven't seen it anywhere within the store, but if anyone else knows some information about how many were released, I might be able to track a copy down. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 28 Nov 2008, 04:11 by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

how. on. earth. did. i. miss. this. thread? *twiddles thumbs* view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 02 Dec 2008, 09:12 by skafadi, Candidate

Covers! Reviews! RELEASE DATES!!!!11!omg ... *ahem* It's been a while since my last visit. I totally missed all of this. I cannot WAIT for the Judging Eye. I hope that January 1st release date for Australia is right, if it is I'm driving to Sydney and camping outside a bookstore. :D view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 08 Dec 2008, 14:12 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

Jan 20, 2009 release date for us Canadians. I just placed a pre-order for the paperback edition. :D [img:czuf2ctk]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eBMam-bBL._SS500_.jpg[/img:czuf2ctk] view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 13 Jan 2009, 08:01 by Curethan, Didact

I came here to cry. My copy of the judging eye came in today. Unfortunately I can't pick it up till friday. (That's 2 more more days!) Boohoo. Do tears blot intuhweb pages? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 14 Jan 2009, 11:01 by professor plum, Peralogue

Edit: I have it. So long, weekend! view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 15 Jan 2009, 03:01 by skafadi, Candidate

Pre-ordered my copy today :D apparently it takes 2 to 4 weeks from Canada, just in time for my birthday :D view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 15 Jan 2009, 09:01 by Curethan, Didact

Devouring book, must ... not ... read ... too ... fast .... I think the time is near when spoiler warnings must be placed on this sub-forum. ! @ skaf, dude if ur in oz u can get a copy sooner. Pulp Fiction in brisbane have shelf stock, they have no web presense but u can find their phone number easy peasy. I'm sure the dudes there would be happy to post it. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 15 Jan 2009, 19:01 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

I am filled with one of the seven deadly sins right now........ [b:226hvhum]envy[/b:226hvhum] :evil: I should be getting my copy in a week's time. Maybe. Hopefully. :roll: view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 16 Jan 2009, 04:01 by AJD, Candidate

My copy was "delayed" sigh... view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 17 Jan 2009, 10:01 by lfex, Peralogue

"Your Amazon.ca order was shipped." Can't wait to get it. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 17 Jan 2009, 14:01 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

Perhaps, its time to rename this forum section to "[i:64qpra1g]The Judging Eye[/i:64qpra1g]" spoiler forum. :| view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 17 Jan 2009, 14:01 by Cnaiür, Peralogue

Sweet loving Sejenus. What a loving surprise I received in my email today.... "Your Amazon.ca order was shipped." :D view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Jan 2009, 04:01 by Curethan, Didact

[quote="Cnaiür":210k1gl8]Perhaps, its time to rename this forum section to "[i:210k1gl8]The Judging Eye[/i:210k1gl8]" spoiler forum. :|[/quote:210k1gl8] Yer, I'm holding off starting any new threads until then, but being through to the final chapter I'm looking forward to some discourse on some of the (quite frankly) suprising, erm ... surprises. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 18 Jan 2009, 09:01 by professor plum, Peralogue

Finished. Hmm. I must have read for ten hours straight. Now then: to re-read, or to finish Toll the Hounds? :? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 19 Jan 2009, 12:01 by Harrol, Moderator

For those that have read The Judging Eye please feel free to post away. All I ask is that you mark it as a spoiler. Just the name of this thread should be warning enough to those who do not want to read any spoilers. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 20 Jan 2009, 00:01 by Ingalira, Commoner

Just received my copy today and in a few days will start posting my thoughts, have been waiting a long time for this day. :D :D view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 21 Jan 2009, 01:01 by anor277, Didact

Just saw [i:g6glein8]The Judging Eye[/i:g6glein8] in a local Sydney bookshop for the bargain price of 29-80 AUD. Since the Amazon.co.uk price is about 18 lbs with postage this is one time that I shouldn't have ordered from Amazon - my copy should arrive sometime next week. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 24 Jan 2009, 19:01 by Chirios, Candidate

Good book, but some worrying implications. Women are inherently worse than men? Akka is deffo damned regardless of whether he is a good person? Khellus may actually be a prophet? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 06 Feb 2009, 17:02 by AJD, Candidate

I am so pissed that this book is not available in the US yet. What the f is the hold up? view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 06 Feb 2009, 23:02 by Harrol, Moderator

I am seconding Ajd's pissed offness. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 13 Feb 2009, 04:02 by AJD, Candidate

After Barnes and Noble had told me they were not sending me a copy I got one in the mail today. I don't care what happened, I am going with it. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 16 Feb 2009, 17:02 by Redag, Commoner

I acquired a US copy on Saturday at a major chain bookstore in the Chicago area. It is out. And I have read it. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 16 Feb 2009, 18:02 by Harrol, Moderator

Where? I live near Gurnee and would love to find it. B&N say that they wont have it till the 19th and Borders sound like the question confuses them. view post


Re: The Judging Eye posted 17 Feb 2009, 18:02 by Redag, Commoner

I got my copy at the State Street Borders in downtown Chicago. The catalog showed it not yet in, but it was shelved all the same. view post


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