Wonderful conclusion to the Imperial Order tale! ...plus dragons and gars are back (albeit limited)! It was hard to stop listening. Story is well read and engaging! However, this is not a good starting book!!! Go back to Wizards First Rule to begin this story! You'll have 10 books to get through before you start this one!
Yes I would listen to this series again. Terry Goodkind brought all the characters and threads of the series together in a a masterful way for an exciting conclusion to the story. I would compare this series to the level of the Wheel of Time, although the story is entirely different. My only complaint about the story would be that parts of it were very wordy. Terry Goodkind over describes certain motions or thoughts of the character involved to the point of tedium sometimes. However, that being said, he definitely paints a vivid picture of what is happening.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrator's performance of this book. I would definitely listen to other books narrated by him. he was very good at inflections and voices. I could tell one character from the next by the way that he spoke and his voice sounded very emotional in parts where the characters would have been emotional.
This was a very long book so I would not be able to listen to it in one setting. I often use my audible books to help put me to sleep at night. However when I was listening to this book it kept me awake because it was so interesting.
I really think these last 3 books could have easily been 1 book if Terry Goodkind had quit rehashing events from earlier books like we all had amnesia and quit the preaching. I believe he could have gotten his message across without the sledge hammer. What really annoys me is the series started off so well I did want to see how it ended. On another note while the narrator has a pleasant voice he screams to emphasis an emotion and he does it a lot.
Thank you Terry Goodkind for sharing the light of life and redemption with us all!
the absolute best series of books I've ever read it doesn't get any better than that I wish that they could make the movies that would be awesome
I thoroughly enjoy Terry Goodkind's work. This is no exception. as I have said in previous reviews, if you have made it this far in the series, you already have a pretty good idea of what is to come. This was an excellent end to not only the trilogy but also the series in general.
Never again Terry Goodkind!! I'm so glad I'm done with this series. I will never read another book by Goodkind in fear of his preachy, forceful ideologies. The series started out great and slowly took a turn downhill. Richard's long speeches just about killed me. Adoios Richard and Terry!!
i finished the entire series in 2 months. i was a fan of LotS series, and was informed there was a book series that preceded. one thing i didnt care for was the authors repetitious nature in recapping. i understand the need to do so when reintroducing ideas from old books, but not so much doing so in the same book. i fell in love with Richard and Kahlan, Zedd, Kara, Gratch...list goes on. the climax of each book was rather abrupt, but cant complain as it left me wanting more!