Fantasy / Sci-fi has long been a genre for social commentary, and this is no exception. I believe the point of view on societal trends and political motivations to be incisive and quite a cautionary tale.
I love the stories and how they actually relate so well with life in our day. I wish all would read these books and see the truth in them.
I love the story. Jim Bond voices the characters very differently than previous performers. it makes some of the characters seem like caricatures of themselves. I didn't like the way he voiced Emperor Jagang. it made him seem less dangerous than he is in the story.
Yes, I can't imagine rereading so much recap for each successive novel. At least with the audio version I can tune out for the pages of backstory that have been told and retold constantly
Yes!! No one starts a 10+ series of novels on book eight or book nine or even book five, and if they do, they should expect to not understand some of the backstory. The author is either trying to fill space and make a series of 10+ book out of what should be perhaps as much as 30% less... OR ... he's trying to allow new readers to pick up any book in the series and get a feel for what is happening by inserting a little back story dozens and dozens of times. Which ever reason it is, it backfires on both counts; the readers that have followed since book one get tired of the same stuff over and over; the readers that are new, don't get enough back-story to be useful or particularly relevant.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
Talga Vasternich the Wizard's Eight Rule meaning Deserve Victory is what Richard learns after been poisoned by a group of pristinely ungifted people who wish for Richard to destroy the Imperial Order army that is occupying their land, in return for the antidote. What Richard and Kahlan learn is that a weapon called a slide created using dark magic and a wizard named Nicolas is controlling the army and is spying on their camp and is intent on claiming Kahlan and killing Richard for Jagang in return for the land of D'hara. If this is not enough Richard's gift is also killing him, and it is only a matter of time before either the poison or his gift will kill Richard. This is another brilliant novel in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and is again well narrated by Jim Bond. A great read and a great listen.
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It is among this great story with Richard & Kahlan. It's needed for the story but it's kind of
Redundant and some parts are obvious and long winded awaiting that NEW Piece of the puzzle, But this one rates about in the middle of my favorite in the season.
The sisters of the Dark and the light I guess seem to be very deep on the bench, I guess there were more of those sisters than I originally thought.
Any other of MR. Goodkind's books.
Probably when Richard destroyed all of those guy's in the desert all at once.
It's ok but a must have in the series.