The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor, #4)

The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor, #4) Details

TitleThe Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor, #4)
Author
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 6th, 2017
PublisherOrbit
ISBN0356508714
ISBN-139780356508719
Number of pages560 pages
Rating
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction, Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adult

The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor, #4) Review

  • Peterb
    August 22, 2014
    I was very disappointed in The Unholy Consult. This is a book with some major, major problems.Initially, I was super excited because of all the 5-star reviews of it on Goodreads. That's a really good sign! Plenty of the reviews on Goodreads are deep and insightful, and while the whole 'rating' thing can be suspect, surely the fact that so many people liked it was a promising leading indicator, right?However, once I actually began reading the book, I encountered a serious problem: it doesn't exis I was very disappointed in The Unholy Consult. This is a book with some major, major problems.Initially, I was super excited because of all the 5-star reviews of it on Goodreads. That's a really good sign! Plenty of the reviews on Goodreads are deep and insightful, and while the whole 'rating' thing can be suspect, surely the fact that so many people liked it was a promising leading indicator, right?However, once I actually began reading the book, I encountered a serious problem: it doesn't exist. All of the pages I looked at were blank, or, more precisely, existed in an alternate, unreachable universe from the one that I am currently living in. I have spent literally hours and hours not reading this book; yet no matter how much I don't read it, it continues to not exist. The characterization, plot, and writing were all extremely flat - perfectly flat, in fact - and as you can imagine the dramatic tension simply wasn't there at all. The book's complete nonexistence is a major problem, and one that I hope the author will address in future revisions.And the unanswered questions from earlier books are legion. What is the relationship of the Consult to Kellhus? What are the aspect-emperor's end goals? And what about Naomi? Will she love again? None of this is addressed in any of the chapters that I could read, which is none of them.Perhaps I will revise this review once the book actually exists, but for now: two thumbs down. This is perhaps the WORST book that doesn't exist that I never read.
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  • Mike Hillcoat
    May 29, 2013
    The Second Apocalypse forum is the place to discuss Bakker's fiction, especially the Second Apocalypse narrative: www.second-apocalype.comThis is the second rendition of the Second Apocalypse forum.Past links to the Ch. 1 Excerpt are now down - new links:Ch. 1 ExcerptCh. 3 Excerpt SummaryCheers.THIS BOOK CANNOT BE RELEASED SOON ENOUGH! SUPPORT R. SCOTT BAKKER!
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  • Joshua Raheim
    November 14, 2014
    I have never waited so intently for ANYTHING!!! No book nor movie has ever had me checking online once a week to see if a release date has been posted. I don't think I was even this excited to lose my virginity. I know it will still be a while, I just really need to know when. I'll save all my paid time off because I will not be leaving the house until Kellhus is dead! Long live the Padiraj!
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  • Redeagl
    March 3, 2017
    4 months is toooooo long :(
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