The first half of this book has too much summarizing. Slow, almost boring.
Debating on whether this series is worth my time and money to listen to the next one.
The ending picks up but is it too little, too late?
Switching narrators is really a problem throughout this series. Although this one is ok, some are terrible. It's very annoying when they pronounce the main characters names different. It 's distracting.
Also, I am getting tired of all the rape and violence against women. Is it really inspiring?
the story has all the high of the previous books, but the ending is weak. It has a lack of conclusion to some of the mail characters.
The ending was uneventful. there were to many lose end left unanswered.
He was what I come to think of what Richard and Zed should sound like.
yes, I was hoping for more of the situations to come to conclusions.
Drew VanDyche (aka Drew VanDyke), brother of scifi writer David VanDyke is the co-author of Switchback: A Supernatural Siblings Novel.
Goodkind should have paid me to waste my time reading/listening to this book. I'm surprised his editors let him get away with putting out such poorly crafted fiction. It's like he had two different books, and tried to press them together in some coherent sense, but he only serves to lose the formerly secure sense of the personalities of his characters, as if not only his characters, but he himself was having an identity crisis. Don't waste your time with this. You'll want most of the characters to die as quickly as possible, but unfortunately it is a sloooooow, loooong, and maudlin melodramatic death. Save your money. This book will only annoy you.
Earlier this year I watched the TV show "The Seeker" I noticed that the show credited "The Sword of Truth" book series by Terry Goodkind. I wanted to see how close the show held to the book. The books are far better.
The "Soul of The Fire" starts with Richard and Kahlan finally getting married. However, to save Richard's life, Kahlan releases the "Chimes" which, among other things, takes magic away.
I think that Zed's lying to Richard wasn't very creative. There were parts of the story that didn't seem to develop; however, I would have loved to have learned more. For example: What was Cara doing for 1/2 the story? Where is Addi? And what were the "Chimes" and how did the wizard Anders do to control them?
Oh-well, perhaps these are answered in future books.
I agree with Michaels review that this book is not that good. Mr Goodkind must have needed to make a deadline and threw together an unimaginative blotch of words together. I have heard the 6th book in this series is better. I certainly hope so or it will be the last book in this series I will read.
I'm afraid Goodkind might have jumped the shark with this one. The first few were great. The fourth, good. This one was terrible. I'll try the next one. Hopefully, it'll get better again.
still waiting for audible to sell me Metro 2033
just go read Furies of Calderon much better book and 99% pint up sexualty/rape
i mean it was scary the frist time like will she or won't she but come on to this point it is just smut
The Sword of Truth series starts a fantastic adventure, with creative concepts and real world application. As the Series progresses, the amount of time devoted to repeat character description and seemingly endless character to character discussions, tends to make you want to bury the book. The first three books are fun and enjoyable. Book 4 starts the downward spiral to questioning thoughts and ill contorted facial expressions. I forced myself through book 5 and and dropped the series after chapter 12 in book 6. This series is noted in the fantasy genera, but tends to dive deep into drama. Progression of the series slowly gives me a feeling as though I am on jury duty- lots of description, several people angry, uncertainty if an outcome is even desired, and tired eyes.
I'm sorry, but this is one of the most boring and uninteresting stories I have ever suffered through. The book just seemed to drone on and on about nothing at all and the end was crammed into the last half of the last disc. The entire middle section of the story seemed like filler and background and never led to any kind of satisfying ending. I would not recommend this book at all.