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.
Epic edge: listen to more in the Sword of Truth series.
©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.
The story was what I had come to expect. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Jim Bond , on the other hand , is a terrible narrator in my opinion. The man has no idea when and where to use pauses when he reads. When two characters speak after each other it should not be read as if you are reading one sentence.
Jim Bond narrating: Richardaskedwhybecauseshesaidtohim.
I love this whole series and although the main characters are infuriating at times in this book . It gives you a full perspective of Goodkinds world and a chance to understand the enemies and see and feel the justice that is thurst upon them by Richard. well deserved justice. It is amazing. Just like the rest of the books. don't be deterred by the other reviews. Goodkind never writes without a reason. AMAZING. AS ALWAYS
Narrator has many, monotonous parts. Occasional well read parts followed by parts that seem as if it was difficult for the Narrator to read/ follow through. Either that or the Narrator is extremely effective at bringing to life 'Oba' and couldn't prevent him from bleeding into the other characters.
The rough parts far outweigh the smooth ones - followed through just to go on with the series.
The only reason I did not delete this book out of my downloaded library is the same reason I would give as a recommendation: Only listen to this book if you want to see the series through to the end. There were entire chunks of the story that could be summarized in one or two sentences. The whole story involves alternate characters from Richard and Kahlan discovering these two sentences of information. I feel sorry for my OCD friends out there that can't stop until its finished.
Skipped this book in the series
The original narrator of the first book "The Sword of Truth"; pretty much any other narrator that records audio books (with the exception of any narrators that do not know how to pronounce "Kahlan")
No...I prologue could sum it up easily
Even though I am not OCD, I WILL finish this series. It's my free will...
Report Inappropriate Content