lokisnow Posted July 21, 2016 Author Share Posted July 21, 2016 6 hours ago, Caligula_K3 said: Question for more serious Bakker fans who've read the Great Ordeal: I'm a pretty casual Bakker fan- I read The Prince of Nothing all pretty close together around the time Thousandfold Thought was released, and then read The Judging Eye and White Luck Warrior as they came out (and enjoyed them less than the original trilogy). At this point, it's been five years since I last read a Bakker book and over ten since I started this series, and I've never been involved in discussing them. So... Is it worthwhile to read the Great Ordeal on its own? Or, is it better to wait until next year for the Unholy Consult to read both at once, hopefully having re-read the whole series by that point? Especially if, as people in this thread are suggesting, Unholy Consult may actually not get released next year... If The Great Ordeal feels like one half of a long book (like A Feast for Crows), I'm not sure I want a long wait before there's any payoff, especially since I'll probably forget what's happened in the meantime. Thoughts? The what has come before at the beginning of the great ordeal is an incredible piece of writing and will be a perfect refresher. this book was structured as a self contained novel, every story arc has a dramatically satisfying ending and you'll be excited for the next book, it's very akin to,storm of swords in that respect. It suffers from none of the weaknesses that the combined AFFC/ADWD suffer from, and let's be honest, combined they only comprise two thirds of a complete story and still feel woefully incomplete compared to any of the first three books. You can rest assured that the great ordeal is not a disaster like the Martin books, it is a very satisfying read. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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