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The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by jude, Commoner

so apparently its not called the great ordeal....

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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


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Curethan, Didact

Thankyou thankyou thankyou <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

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


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Phil, Candidate

Have to say, I think The Great Ordeal is a better title than Eye of Judgement <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) -->

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 <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Madness, Peralogue

That's The Judging Eye, Phil.

Pretty neat shit; a trilogy again and the second book titled The Shortest Path.

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 <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" title="Sad" /><!-- s:( --> . view post


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Phil, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Madness&quot;:3lb60lx8
That's The Judging Eye, Phil.[/quote:3lb60lx8]

Meh. view post


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Harrol, Moderator

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


The Judging Eye posted 22 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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


The Judging Eye posted 23 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Mandati Wannabe, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Nerdanel&quot;: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? <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> I never realized the connection before now...

I suppose it should have been obvious, stupid me view post


The Judging Eye posted 24 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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


The Judging Eye posted 24 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by anor277, Didact

Quote: &quot;Nerdanel&quot;: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


The Judging Eye posted 24 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Shell, Peralogue

Wow, he doesn't like GWB... <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


The Judging Eye posted 24 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Curethan, Didact

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


The Judging Eye posted 24 January 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by professor plum, Peralogue

Sigh... internet ennui... [url=http&#58;//www&#46;encyclopediadramatica&#46;com/index&#46;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? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> &lt; &quot;Razz&quot; view post


The Judging Eye posted 18 July 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by kidten, Candidate

The &quot;Dark Lord&quot; 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


The Judging Eye posted 18 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by professor plum, Peralogue

[img:1ugoglex]http&#58;//ecx&#46;images-amazon&#46;com/images/I/51C1sIoH8HL&#46;_SS500_&#46;jpg[/img:1ugoglex] view post


The Judging Eye posted 24 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Cripdamind, Candidate

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


The Judging Eye posted 26 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Cnaiür, Peralogue

I hope there will be a trade paperback release in tradition to the first three books. <!-- s:| --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_neutral.gif" alt=":|" title="Neutral" /><!-- s:| --> view post


The Judging Eye posted 26 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Cripdamind, Candidate

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


The Judging Eye posted 27 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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


The Judging Eye posted 30 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by AJD, Candidate

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


The Judging Eye posted 30 October 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Jussi, Commoner

Final version of the cover art for the American edition:

[img:1rfgm8sq]http&#58;//www&#46;overlookpress&#46;com/cover/JudingEyeLRGTEMP&#46;jpg[/img:1rfgm8sq] view post


The Judging Eye posted 06 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by professor plum, Peralogue

Aaaaand here's a jumbo (+ slightly different) UK/Australasian cover:

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The Judging Eye posted 06 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by professor plum, Peralogue

First review I've seen [url=http&#58;//fantasyhotlist&#46;blogspot&#46;com/2008/11/judging-eye&#46;html:30899q7p]is up at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist[/url:30899q7p]. 9/10! view post


The Judging Eye posted 06 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Harrol, Moderator

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


The Judging Eye posted 07 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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


The Judging Eye posted 07 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by professor plum, Peralogue

Amazon: [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;com/Judging-Eye-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1590201698:9ezgt6px]US[/url:9ezgt6px]; [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;ca/Judging-Eye-R-Bakker/dp/0143051601/:9ezgt6px]Canada[/url:9ezgt6px]; [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;co&#46;uk/Judging-Eye-Aspect-emperor-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1841495379:9ezgt6px]UK[/url:9ezgt6px]

Earliest release date I've found is [url=http&#58;//www&#46;hachette&#46;co&#46;nz/afa&#46;asp?idWebPage=30685&amp;ID=572452&amp;SID=126302492:9ezgt6px]Australia/New Zealand[/url:9ezgt6px] — January 1st. view post


The Judging Eye posted 14 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Mats, Candidate

Excerpt from the new book found at Pat's blog.

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The Judging Eye posted 15 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye by Gabriele, Commoner

Quote: &quot;professor plum&quot;:2r6g88ax
Amazon: [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;com/Judging-Eye-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1590201698:2r6g88ax]US[/url:2r6g88ax]; [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;ca/Judging-Eye-R-Bakker/dp/0143051601/:2r6g88ax]Canada[/url:2r6g88ax]; [url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;co&#46;uk/Judging-Eye-Aspect-emperor-R-Scott-Bakker/dp/1841495379:2r6g88ax]UK[/url:2r6g88ax]

Earliest release date I've found is [url=http&#58;//www&#46;hachette&#46;co&#46;nz/afa&#46;asp?idWebPage=30685&amp;ID=572452&amp;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


The Judging Eye posted 15 November 2008 in The Judging EyeThe Judging Eye 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 deeper 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 &quot;accessible&quot; 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? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s: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


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