I hope we'll hear more from Alex! It's hard to write this review and not be a spoiler. I'll just say that Goodkind fans will feel right at home and find a lot in this one. Folks that haven't read any Goodkind should enjoy this modern story with a fantasy twist.
It just seemed too short for a Terry Goodkind.
Great story. It was compelling and thrilling as Terry Goodkinds always is. However, I was hoping for something new. If you are a Sword of Truth fan its worth it, but nothing new.
Bachelor Chef and Mathematician. I don't bother with books shorter than 20 hours, not worth the effort.
I am finding this book equally entertaining, though much different from, The Sword of Truth series. He has fashioned a collage between the world of the Confessors and the modern world of today.
Not being a soothsayer nor do I own a crystal ball I am not sure exactly where this series will lead but I do think that it will be as enlightening as the world where Lord Rahl was powerful and Richard became the change of that power.
Well done Terry, I think that Ayn would be happy to see you stretch out your craft.
This is a wonderful new fantasy by Terry Goodkind. If you are a fan of Terry's other series SOT you will enjoy this new one as well.
I almost stopped listening to this book twice, and I don't normally do that. I did finish it; I paid for it afterall, but it was not good. The writing was very poor. I would not recommend it to anyone. I didn't mind the sci fi part, but the quality of the writing was subpar. I would suggest you try a different book.
Goodkind created a great character in his Sword of Truth series, it took 3 books to flesh him out. In this book Goodkind tried to re-create the same exact character, but gave him no time develop. He went directly from a sheltered 'normal' guy to a well-trained and practiced military 'hero.'
The story was good, but the writing was not so much. Goodkind took paragraphs of conversation to slowly bring the characters to understand the obvious. This might be part of the story telling - after all both of the main characters are completely out of their own element - but it was a painful listen with the repetition.
I liked the Sword of Truth series, and will read Goodkind's next book, but I wish he had done a better job with this one.
I really enjoy audible, however this was a very weak selection. Writing is not great and the story can't decide if it is adventure or fantasy and therefore fails significantly at both.
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Although set in the present day United States, this is still a fantasy novel, with sorceresses and princesses transported from a parallel world in which magic and witches are the way of things. If you like that sort of story, then this might be a book for you, although I think the plot is still pretty thin and the connecting of our reality with a magical one never really becomes more than a cute gimmick--but this is not the sort of book I generally like, so I'm probably not a great judge. What I am sure of, is that if you don't go for fantasy, give it a pass.