I forgive you for turning your books into a Randian paradise, I Love Ayn, but you go kinda far. However, for not making me deal with the heartache of losing Betty, you are forgiven!
I kept wondering if I downloaded the correct book. Where was Richard, where was Kahlan? To devote a whole book to a minor character in future books was just terrible. Like most of the middle to last books in the series, it is a filler book designed to lengthen the life of the series. Only intent is to pad the authors bank account. It adds nothing to the overall plot of the series. Skip this book. It is the worse one in the series. You only need to know Richard has a half sister through Darken Rahl. She is intent on killing Richard because of the mistaken belief Richard killed her mother. She is a pillar of creation- people who magic cannot touch. These people are used by the emperor to take the Wizards Keep and capture Jed
I agree with many of the other reviewers. I feel insulted by this book. Jensen is an immature, idiotic character who takes too long undertand the simpliest things. It is as if Terry Goodkind wanted a whole novel to spout her philosphy over and over. Since the reader knows that Jensen is fooled, the agony is sitting through hours of tedium. Love the rest of the books so far.
The first 3 books were fine, but the series has steadily deteriorated after Blood of the Fold. I thought it couldn't get any worse after Soul of the Fire...how wrong I was. There is so much dross in this book that I found myself skipping chapter after chapter after chapter until I got to about the last 5 hours, at which point the story became at least a bit bearable. The other reviewer was right - this book could have been a few chapters long and wouldn't have lost any of its essence at all. Now I have some very serious doubt about purchasing the remaining books in the series. If the trend continues to hold true, I might be better off just reading synopses of the remaining books.
you have to wait until the 54th chapter to get to the "main" characters Richard and Kahlan. and one of the two actual main characters is a delusional psychopath. the other a bimbo. but it's worth choking through for the slaughter that zed gives the order and a couple minor characters.
Why oh why Terry? There is a good reason why there is so many mixed reviews on the book. For one , don't expect Richard or Khalan to come in the story till the very end. The rest is spent on Two bastard children of Darkan Rahul. Tell a story over and over three different ways. It would have been enjoyable if the main character of this book weren't so annoying. I thought soul of fire was the worst book so far. This one takes the cake. It is by far the dullest, mind numbing boring . I did complete it , I don't Ike skipping books in series in case I might miss something. The narrator did ok . He didn't bother me as much as other listeners. I did notice the robot voice they talked about. Just really disappointed the book.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the series which is why I bought this book. I was very disappointed that the main plot did not continue at all in the story. I really wanted to see what happens next in the battle against the evil empire. Instead of continuing the plot that I was looking forward to, This book covers Richard Rawl's two siblings, which was rather disappointing . The worst part about this book was the narrator. He was horrible in book 2. I think he was a little bit better in this book especially as it went on, but I still had to grit my teeth just a bit to get through it. He reads like a computer generated voice, he has very little expression in his voice.
Jim bond has no expression to his voice and uses no inflections. You cannot tell who is talking when he changes characters. I had to grit my teeth and get through book 2 just because I enjoyed the story so much. I was very disappointed to see that he was narrating this book as well. I do not understand why Audible would provide such a poor quality audible book for the money that we pay! Jim Bond is a horrible narrator! I see that he is also narrating the next book also. If I had a choice I wouldn't not buy the next book just because I despise listening to this narrator but I really like the series so I will get my teeth and get through his horrible narration.
Didn't like many of the characters in this book and found it unsatisfying. Oba's PoV is detestable, Jensen comes across as naive although like-able. White haired dude is annoying. Pacing felt slow.