"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.
"It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.
"Three knives were buried up to their brass cross guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man’s back.
"Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File.
"He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."
Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.
©2013 Terry Goodking (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The first quarter of this book was really slow and drawn out.BUT the last half picked up and ended up being enjoyable.
The best part is the narration. Sam gives good impressions of all the characters. Lots of inflection and drama. Excellent !!
No laughter but did get teary eyed towards the end.
Not the best book of the series but not the worst either. Middle of the road. Better than the Omen Machine. Not as preachy as other books; however lots of repetition of the same thought or line of dialog. Needs some better editing and revision control.I know that I am anticipating the next book.
No. I am a Goodkind fan but he should have stopped at Confessor even that had stretched the series pretty far.
It was not interesting at all really
He was WAY WAY WAY to quite. While driving in the car there was way to many times that I would miss things he said. It was very annoying. This is NOT someone I would chose to listen to again.
While I agree with Goodkind's politics with each book he has become more and more preechy as every other reviewer has complained about. It gets to be way to much. Its like come on man. We know how you feel. Get over it all ready. And way to many plot holes. My god all the crap with the Mord Sith! RIchard has no fear of a Mord Sith and EVERY Mord Sith knows the touch of a Confessor is death! This was by far the WORSE book every by Goodkind.
whereas Goodkind has drug out these stories with rambling about things like ten pages on how a mirror image works in previous books, at least he maintained continuity between one book to another. this one he lost it. For instance, suddenly all the gifted people lose their magic when he loses his. That has never been the case before. When he lost his gift before, mord sith agiles lost power and the bond was lost that projected against the Dreamwalker but that didn't mean all his gifted people no longer could use their gift. PLUS, in the previous book when Richard lost his gift, everyone swore allegiance to Nathan so they are protected. What happened to that bond? It was never rescinded. although these books tend to be rambling and sometimes good kinds hatred for women is disturbing, at least there was a continuity that brought me back to the series rather than start a new one. Completely changing the facts of the very building blocks is akin to starting a new series so if the only reason you stick with these increasingly rambling stories is the continuity, pass on this new set as continuity no longer exists
different series by a different author
i wouldn't be able to listen while walking or biking
it is still a good genre, and it does kill time
yes and will the whole series. i love it!
nothing, maybe ra salvator a little
I have enjoyed all of Terry Goodkinds books, until this one. The constant repeated "Richard knew"s, along with the apparent need to explain every concept 2,3 even 4 times in the same bit of dialog leaves me wondering if this is even the same author of the previous books? Or did he suddenly decide he is writing to small children? Terrible book to listen to. I can't recommend this book to anyone! Unless you are desperate, and, like me, hold out some small hope that Mr. Goodkind will put a lot more effort into the next one in this series
Write for an adult audience, way less "Richard knew"s stop the explications! A concept is clear after the first time!
I realize the first part needs to set up the story, but it felt like the story was just droning on and on about the same things. Halfway through its like Richard woke up and started acting like how he used to and the story overall got a little more interesting.
I like the plot twists in this book. I did not like the death of one of my favorite characters.
Cara has always been one of my favorite characters because of the beauty that her life turned into after all the horror she had faced.
No. The tv series made out of the prior book series with the same characters was bunk. It changed too much of the storyline to keep interest. To make a tv series featuring the same characters would not work. In a movie, too much ground work would have to be laid. They would have to start at the beginning and make movies out of the entire Sword of Truth series first.
If I would have originally started listening to books written by Terry Goodkind with Sam Tsoutsouvas narrating, I would never have fallen in love with them in the same way. Nick Sullivan should take over all future Terry Goodkind novels. Sam is too boring.
I have listened to Nick Sullivan on previous books in this series, and Sam Tsoutsouvas, loses the uniqueness of the character's, with his mono tone reading.
Have it read by Nick Sullivan
yes of course
read the next book in the series
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