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 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.
All right guys I would give this book a 5 star if I was not screaming up a storm in my head with how all the actions could be taken in a wrong way. not to mention how little all the characters I came to love were in this book. however I will grudgingly admit the the new character Jenson has grown on me. this book was a great building block for her character. I just hope after this one she keeps on appearing otherwise this book will be just a filler in my opinion. anyways happy reading!
This book focuses mostly on new characters instead of those we love on the series. Most of the book is encumbered with unnecessary detail and drawn out mini plots that could have been condensed into a few chapters. This has been my least favorite in the series to date. Where the others were addictive and kept me wanting more, I found myself wanting to reach the last chapter in this one out of sheer impatience for the monotony.
This book is part of the story you've been reading but told from a different point of view. It should have been far less pages, or just summed up in two chapters of the next book. Overall, I'm glad it came together in the last couple chapters, but this story arc is an aside at best. Hope Naked Empire is up to the standard set by previous entries...
Not a bad read. Not as exciting as the last 6, just seem like a overly long introduction of a new character. During the whole thing I was waiting anxiously to get back to the main story... But nope
I have NEVER heard such a horrible narration. For a while, I actually thought it might have been some sort of computer generated narration because the voice inflection and intonation was so amazingly poor. Unfortunately, I will make certain I never buy another book if the same narrator is reading. I am stunned that anyone would think this gentleman is acceptable.
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
Life is the future, not the past. This is the Wizard's Seventh rule. The Pillars of Creation introduces Richard's half-sister Jenssen and his half-brother Oba Rahl. They are holes in the world, they have absolutely no magic and magic can not touch them. They are a danger to the world of magic if left alive and the Keeper of the Underworld is speaking to them and Emperor Jagang is using them to destroy Richard and the world of magic. Great narration by Jim Bond and another masterpiece from Terry Goodkind.
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