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Review: The Great Ordeal

The Great Ordeal: Book Three (The Aspect-Emperor Trilogy) - R. Scott Bakker

So . . . enough of this series, then. Book two's long, boring segments turned out to be setup for more long, boring segments. This was 180 pages worth of content spread over 497 pages of endless tedium. At some point repetitive slaughter is just boring. I was so bored with the Battle of the Bastards that I almost fell asleep watching it, and this is hundreds of pages of the same slaughter without giving me even a single character to care about.


Admittedly, there are some cool scenes, but I am just so done with this whole tedious sausagefest.


I will never get those hours back, y'all.


Please send whiskey, chocolate, and bad ass ladies.