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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,005 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. Scott Bakker Narrator: Kevin Orton Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aspect-Emperor Series Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781464048883
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The dazzling second book in Bakker’s “exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written” (Steven Erikson) saga.

Praised by readers and critics around the world, R. Scott Bakker has become one of the most celebrated voices in fantasy fiction. The Aspect-Emperor trilogy follows on from the acclaimed Prince of Nothing trilogy and The White-Luck Warrior is the chilling second book in the new series. Ruler Anasurimbor Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the Ancient North, as his consort Esmenet finds herself at war. Exiled wizard Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag mission to the legendary ruins of Sauglish. Into this tumult walks the White-Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both. In this ambitious volume, Bakker delves even further into his richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bakker has been praised by fans and critics around the world for his thoughtful, complex and meticulously detailed world, his colorful and credible characters, and his deviously intriguing, action-packed plotting.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “A fine example of the new anti-epic fiction at its best…This is one of the more brilliant pieces of writing that you’re liable to read for a long time.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • “One of the major-league fantasy releases of 2011, the highly awaited The White-Luck Warrior by Scott Bakker…Nobody can deny the powerful nature of those books…Overall [Bakker’s books have] enriched the potential of the fantasy genre quite a lot.”

    Fantasy Book Critic

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khosch | 2/14/2014

    " Absolutely wonderful addition to the Prince of Nothing series. I really can hardly wait for the next volume, which Wikipedia says will be called "The Unholy Consult". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Larner | 1/20/2014

    " Re-read this last week - as middle parts of trilogies go, this is as good as Empire Strikes Back "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 1/19/2014

    " Why do I keep reading this?! I liked his previous books but this one is bogged down in the details of three interlinked plots, multiple characters with similarly unmemorable names, and seems to mistake complexity for story. I'm 3/4 of the way done and wish I'd never started it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bud Winn | 12/27/2013

    " Outstanding follow up to Aspect Emperor. More gritty details into the mind of surviving nasty ordeals - good detail on the misery of company "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 11/7/2013

    " This remindes me of the Dune books in some ways. Very complex plot, with much of the explanation of why and how hinted at rather than spelled out. Intellectual concepts and not an easy read. Expect to take your time. The protagonist is still not clearly good or evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curt Hopkins Hopkins | 11/6/2013

    " This guys elf-analogues are distressing in a brand new way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Fuentes | 9/21/2013

    " Just gets crazier and crazier and then the ending just kicks your ass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grack21 | 7/14/2013

    " Mind = blown. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gareth | 7/6/2013

    " Another Awesome book in the series. Can't wait for the unholy consult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 7/1/2013

    " The best of Bakker's books so far, this has everything i could have dreamed for as a fan of Tolkien's more subdued Lord of the Rings. Epic battles and dirty wizard duels against fierce barbarian monsters and huge blind dragons, looking forward to this trilogy's conclusion and those that follow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Ryan | 5/15/2013

    " Epic fantasy through the prism of Nietzschian philosophy, all rendered in compelling but exquisite prose. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 2/28/2013

    " I found this book having many sequences that reminded me of the second Dune book, with the politics and machinations. it's a decent continuation, but it feels like a placeholder between the 4th and final books of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Caran | 1/29/2013

    " It was good and very involved. I can understand how it can be confusing, however, and it is not for everyone. There are so many names and places that it is difficult to keep up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sologdin | 12/30/2012

    " For re-read project. Kickass. Go read now, greasers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spinwallah | 9/18/2012

    " a humdinger, one of the best books ive read. i dunno where this is going but i know i want to be there when it arrives. "

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About the Author

R. Scott Bakker’s previous books include the Prince of Nothing trilogy: The Darkness that Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought. He lives in London, Ontario.

About the Narrator

Kevin Orton is a musician, composer, and actor. He performed in the 1999 Broadway revival of Amadeus and has appeared in numerous other New York and regional theater productions, as well as on television and in film. As a musician, he is most noted for composing and performing original music in the Tony Award–winning production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.