The White Luck Warrior is the upcoming novel from R. Scott Bakker series The Aspect Emperor, the series that chronicle the events following the magnificent first trilogy by the author, The Prince of Nothing. There's was not much info so far about the book but Adam at The Wertzone picked up the US cover in the Overlook Press 2010/2011 catalog. Argh! I'm really not a fan of this one...
Anyway, at least we know now that the book will be out in March 2011 and I'm very enthusiastic about it. The first book of the series, The Judging Eye was quite good although not as excellent as I expected from Bakker. You know, I realized that 2011 will probably be an amazing year, with Abercrombie's The Heroes, Erikson's The Crippled God, Lynch's The Republic of Thieves, Martin's A Dance With Dragons, Rothfuss's Wise Man Fear and at least 2 books by Brandon Sanderson :) So anyway, here's the blurb :
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.
As Anasûrimbor 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.
In other news about R. Scott Bakker, if you haven't stumbled about the info yet, the guy is making a comeback as a presence on the net. His new blog, Three Pound Brain can be found here.