Prince of Nothing

The Unholy Consult is the fourth and final novel in the Aspect-Emperor series and the seventh in The Second Apocalypse cycle.

R. Scott Bakker finished the final manuscript and delivered it to his publishers in January of 2015.[1] Originally, The Unholy Consult was intended to be the third and final novel in the Aspect-Emperor trilogy, however, due to the manuscripts length the book was split into two volumes—the first being The Great Ordeal and the second The Unholy Consult.

As well as the text of the novel, the book also contains a second "Encyclopedic Glossary", an updated and expanded version of the glossary published as part of The Thousandfold Thought. The book also included two short stories, The False Sun and The Four Revelations of Cinial’jin, in this volume renamed simply as Four Revelations.

The books tracks the movement of the Great Ordeal ever closer to Golgotterath, its men maddened by the use of Sranc meat for sustenance, of Sorweel and Anasûrimbor Serwa and their journey that spirals ever closer to chaos, and of Drusas Achamian and Mimara, as well as the Aspect-Emperor himself, as he embarks on a mysterious quest of his own, leaving Nersei Proyas alone to command the Ordealmen. Proyas must control the masses, and the horns of Golgotterath loom ever closer...