The White Luck Warrior
The Aspect Emperor, Book 2
ISBN 9781468300932 | 608 pages | 14 Apr 2011 | Overlook | 18 - AND UP
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Widely praised by reviewers and a growing body of fans, R. Scott Bakker has already established his reputation as one of the few unique new talents in the fantasy genre. Now he returns with the long-awaited The White Luck Warrior--the second book in the Aspect-Emperor series.Praise for White Luck Warrior:
As Anasurimbor Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the wastes of the Ancient North, Esmenet finds herself at war with not only the Gods, but her own family as well. Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag expedition to the legendary ruins of Sauglish, and to a truth he can scarcely survive, let alone comprehend. Into this tumult walks the White- Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both.
The White Luck Warrior is a story filled with heartstopping action, devious treachery, grand passion, and meticulous detail. It is both a classic quest tale and a high fantasy war story.
"One of Canada's most successful fantasy writers, Bakker has been praised by fans and critics around the world for his thoughtful, complex and meticulously detailed world, his colourful and credible characters, and his deviously intriguing, action-packed plotting." -- Globe and Mail (CAN)
"As cerebral and intricate as the first book in the Aspect-Emperor trilogy, The Judging Eye . . . A must for readers rapt by the overall conception." -- Booklist
"[The White-Luck Warrior] raises the stakes, expands the backstory and furthers the understanding of both the characters and reader of what is happening . . . It is a monumentally satisfying work of epic fantasy and probably the finest volume in this subgenre published for half a decade . . . With this series, Bakker has taken the most basic of epic fantasy plots . . . and empowered it with motivation and ambition before not so much deconstructing it as tearing it apart and rebuilding it brick by brick. It's a work of fiendish intelligence . . . The White Luck Warrior sees Bakker achieving a near-perfect balance in his work . . . The plot is perfectly pitched . . . The White Luck Warrior is a powerful, engrossing, ferociously intelligent novel that sees Bakker at the very top of his game. It leaves the reader on the edge of their seat for the concluding volume of the trilogy, The Unholy Consult." -- The Wertzone Blog
Praise for R. Scott Bakker:
"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
"The author of "The Prince of Nothing" series (The Darkness That Comes Before; The Warrior-Prophet; The Thousandfold Thought) understands the art of crafting fantasy epics spiced with exotic trappings and should attract fans of epic fantasy." -- Library Journal "One of the finest new fantasy creations in recent memory, a dazzling epic that breaks utterly free of the conventions of its genre." --Toronto Star
"Bakker's narrative remains one of the most ambitious in epic fantasy." - - fantasybookspot.com
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