The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

Werthead

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The title for the next Three Seas/Second Apocalypse book has been announced by that great bastion of SF&F news, Amazon.co.uk ;)

Following on from The Prince of Nothing Trilogy, The Aspect-Emperor (currently planned to be a duology) picks up the story of Achamian, Kellhus, the Dunyain and the Consult some twenty years later. Book 1 will be entitled The Great Ordeal and will be published in March 2008 in the UK, possibly a month or two earlier in the USA and Canada. Bakker has said he hopes to release books at 18-month intervals from now on, so Book 2 could follow later in 2009.

The cover blurb is as follows:

Some twenty years have passed since the events narrated in The Prince of Nothing. Anasurimbor Kellhus now rules all the Three Seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years. The masses worship him as a living god, though a few, the Orthodox, dare claim he's a walking demon. With Proyas and Saubon as his Exalt-Generals, he leads a holy war called the Great Ordeal deep into the wastes of the Ancient North, intent on destroying Golgotterath and preventing the Second Apocalypse. Esmenet, meanwhile, remains in Momemn, where she struggles not only to rule his vast empire, but their murderous children as well. And Achamian, who lives as a Wizard in embittered exile, undertakes a mad quest to uncover the origins of the Dunyain.
 

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Ah bum. I hadn't read the third book in the first trilogy... don't need to now.
 

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A publication date. Or a spolier indication. Or a kettle, hummingbird, spatula, a bowl of petunias.
 

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Apparently Overlook are handling the US edition once more, and it will come out in early 2008, possibly at the same time as the UK one. Penguin don't seem to have signed a deal for the book for the Canadian market, however.
 
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