Now it has become terrifyingly clear that the Chimes have the potential to bring down all that Richard and Kahlan have worked to protect, and even the power of the Sword of Truth may not be enough to stem the tide of their unleashed magical force. But if the Chimes cannot be stopped, first they will ravage Richard and Kahlan, then all of D'Hara, and then the entire world.
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©1999 Terry Goodkind; (P)1999 Brilliance Audio
"Goodkind's ingenious world building will keep readers captivated." (Publishers Weekly)
"Buck Schirner takes the massive cast list in stride, switching from character to character, nobleman to native, and male to female with subtle and effective grace." (AudioFile)
I enjoyed the previous entries in the series as fun popcorn fantasy. However, with Soul of the Fire the writing becomes unbearable! Characters are forced to do and say things that make little to no sense for who they are simply to carry along the plot. New characters are introduced but feel ultimately like a waste of time and chapter to "just get through." The plot itself is relatively basic but takes a very long time to actually happen. The book is based on dealing with the issue that came up at the end of the last one (the Chimes) and doesn't resolve much of anything in its hamfisted ending. This book very much feels like the middle filler episode of a bad B quality television show.
At least all the names were said the same as they were in the first book. This narrator is good as the voice of Richard but I do wish they hadnt changed narrators so much throughout the whole series.
the world built by the author is fantastic and rich but the story repeatedly uses the same tired literary themes and plotlines. nothing unique sadly but still fun to read
Soul of the Fire was not my favorite bok in fhis series. Parts were just down right boring. That being said, it really got better as the book went on and I am now purchasing ghe next book because I wanttk see where the story goes.
It was ok, felt like not much of the main character story going on. Was all focused on the political center point of the plot, which to me was boring and had a hard time focusing. With that said, Terry still did a good job telling it and weaving everything together. The ending also felt lackluster and felt empty. I will continue on finishing this series of course.
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