The Great Ordeal is the third novel in the Aspect-Emperor series and the sixth in The Second Apocalypse cycle. Originally, the third book in the Aspect-Emperor series was titled The Unholy Consult, but due to the length of the manuscript the book was split into two volumes—the first being The Great Ordeal and the second The Unholy Consult. The book was published on July 12, 2016.[1]


  1. [1]R. Scott Bakker's blog