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
Great read! I didn't like at first that the main characters were nowhere to be found for the majority, but you really grow to like the other characters that Goodkind introduces.
Not bad, but not great
Well the fact that the main characters of the series are barely in this book is the most interesting thing. The least interesting thing is the main characters of this book.
After his reading of Stone of Tears, I really didn't like Mr. Bond's work. After this reading, I will take Stone of Tears as a one off from a great voice actor as his work here was awesome.
The end because I was happy to be done it.
If I re-listen to this series, I will skip this book without a doubt.
After The Soul of the Fire, I was dismayed to learn that Richard and Kahlan weren't in The Pillars of Creation until the very end. TSOTF was so boring with all its side-characters, that I feared the same with TPOC. Boy, I was wrong! This book, in one word, ROCKS! I loved it! And it's nice to hear Jim Bond again; let the haters hate on him!
To focus on the series main characters and change the robotic sounding narrator.
I hope not, but I may be forced to if I continue the series.
Honestly it's just a total deviation from the series with the different character focus, just doesn't work for me.
I really know very little about the process of turning a novel into an audiobook. However, I just don't understand how some of these narrators can get through the producer's quality control mechanism in place. How do you think Jim Bond is a good narrator and continue to use his services for the series? It's beyond me....
Besides the fact that this is the slowest book in the series, the narration made it worse. I'm disappointed to see that this same narrator will be narrating the next book. I'm continuing on in this series because I'm committed. I'm hoping the other books will be better than this.
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 series has been gripping and adictive for me so far, but I did not enjoy this book. I struggled through it so that I could move on to the next one. Very little of the main characters. The best advice I can give is to not keep wondering when Richard will turn up, as I did, as it is not until near the end..
I liked the new characters but was disappointed it didn't have more of Richard. Roll on the next book!
"other books in this series were wonderful."
this was a little to drawn out. I loved the last three hours. but struggled with the rest. really hopeing the next book is more like the pervious publications.
"No more arigato Mr robato"
Audio a bit robotic, as in the quality not Jim's narration. Which as ever was great.
Decent book, enjoyed the story.
"Any one who loves might and magic with love this"
I like how more characters are introduced and they all seem to be related a great addition to the story
Finding out the characters special ability was not having magic
keep reading the other books it worth it
If I hadn't invested in 6 books up to this point I would have returned this book, although the story wasn't awful it wasn't on par with the previous books. For the most part Goodkind ignores the majority of his main characters introducing new ones that I struggled to either like or loathe. Hoping that in future books he returns to the usual suspects!
If you've read or listened to the starting books you'll know you want to read some more, personally I found the reading better than the listening, but these are still a great listen if you don't have the hours and hours to spend reading the books.
Less Richard and Kahlan in this book but still a good listen, I was a bit unimpressed with the lead girl but I think her character fits really well with the story of her life.
I found this book to be the worst in the series so far. It was quite repetitive in many parts which dragged the whole experience out. In all the most forgettable in the series!
"Another classic from Terry"
I agree with the other reviewer that this book could be missed in the series yet you would be left wondering how the Jensen character came to be. In it's own right the book is a great sub-plot. You are left wondering quite often if only she had known this or that or been privvy to that information she could have stopped what happened. Yet how was she to know. Yes the book is about Jensen mostly but it goes along at a good pace and I didn't have to slog through it like some of the earlier books.
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