Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, have been reunited after their long separation, but with winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, they must venture deep into a strange and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter.
Exploited by those intent on domination, Jennsen finds herself drawn into the center of a violent struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she finds her will seized by dark forces more abhorrent than anything she ever envisioned. Only then does she come to realize that the voices were real.
Staggered by loss and increasingly isolated, Richard and Kahlan desperately struggle to survive. But if they are to live, they must stop the relentless, unearthly threat that comes out of the darkest night of the human soul. To do so, Richard will be called upon to face the demons stalking among the Pillars of Creation.
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©2001 Terry Goodkind; (P)2001 Brilliance Audio
I forgive you for turning your books into a Randian paradise, I Love Ayn, but you go kinda far. However, for not making me deal with the heartache of losing Betty, you are forgiven!
I kept wondering if I downloaded the correct book. Where was Richard, where was Kahlan? To devote a whole book to a minor character in future books was just terrible. Like most of the middle to last books in the series, it is a filler book designed to lengthen the life of the series. Only intent is to pad the authors bank account. It adds nothing to the overall plot of the series. Skip this book. It is the worse one in the series. You only need to know Richard has a half sister through Darken Rahl. She is intent on killing Richard because of the mistaken belief Richard killed her mother. She is a pillar of creation- people who magic cannot touch. These people are used by the emperor to take the Wizards Keep and capture Jed
I agree with many of the other reviewers. I feel insulted by this book. Jensen is an immature, idiotic character who takes too long undertand the simpliest things. It is as if Terry Goodkind wanted a whole novel to spout her philosphy over and over. Since the reader knows that Jensen is fooled, the agony is sitting through hours of tedium. Love the rest of the books so far.
The first 3 books were fine, but the series has steadily deteriorated after Blood of the Fold. I thought it couldn't get any worse after Soul of the Fire...how wrong I was. There is so much dross in this book that I found myself skipping chapter after chapter after chapter until I got to about the last 5 hours, at which point the story became at least a bit bearable. The other reviewer was right - this book could have been a few chapters long and wouldn't have lost any of its essence at all. Now I have some very serious doubt about purchasing the remaining books in the series. If the trend continues to hold true, I might be better off just reading synopses of the remaining books.
I would change the story. It was a long journey to get to a destination that readers will know is coming long before they get there. It became very tiresome and I was happy when it was finally over so I could read something else.
It hasn't turned me off of other books in the genre but it has turned me off of the series. I looked at the reviews for they next book and many of them say they can't take it anymore and are giving up on the series. With the way this book was and those reviews I'm not going to finish this series.
Nothing. At some points it sounds like he is using an auto tuner which gives his voice an unrealistic robotic monotone.
No. I only finished it because I thought I'm this far in the series I might as well power through and hope the next one is better but user reviews of the next book say it is worse so I'm done. I wish I would have used the time listening to something better.
I had high hopes for this series and some of the characters I really like but it is starting to feel like the series is being dragged out for $$$ rather then for the telling of a good story. It's like a TV series that was really good and popular but then the writers run out of ideas and rather then letting it go out on top they ride the money train as long as they can while it deteriorates into something no one likes and some come to resent.
this was pretty boring up till the end when Kahlan and Richard finally showed up. good kind is losing grip and I'm only finishing this series cuz I wanna know how it ends. not because the individual books are any good.
the narrator is really the worse part. the story may be subpar but the narrator is awful. I wish there was another option but there isn't. he uses like the same two voices for every character and it is very obvious he's reading a script instead of making the story come alive. if he wasnt the only option I'd find someone else to listen to so I could finish off the series.
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