"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.
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Terry Goodkind is very good with his story line, he just tends to ramble so much it gets boring. It is like he has an idea, then because he doesn't really know what he wants to say, he just keeps repeating what he said in different ways until it feels like he is treating the reader as if they are incapable of understanding what he is saying. (I actually start to feel insulted at times.)
An example is the section about the soulless and half-souled people. I think he could have written the section with Samantha in at least half as much space and not bothered to repeat everything again to Ester. It wasn't that difficult to figure out what was going on.
I like the story and I like Sam Tsoutsouvas's narration; however, I would recommend reading this book rather than listening because at least then you can quick read the rambling sections.
once again his stories are so full and captivating . this takes on another level compared to the others he has done
getting more history and some of the back stories of Richards world
hes fantastic....on the level of roy dotrice
when sami and Richard looked like the halfmen were going to get them and she made the trees blow up. I yelled out loud and scare some of my cowworkers
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."
What can I say, this is Terry Goodkind at his best. "The Third Kingdom" is finally the return of the Goodkind we've all been waiting for: character driven, compelling, action pack, emotional-joy-ride, suspense, all these factors will keep you reading/listening far into the late hours of the night.
The battle with the halfmen in The Third Kingdom during the escape. All I can say is "WOW!" Joyful, tear jerking, anger, despair, hope, hate, sadness, relief...'nuf said.
Sam Tsoutsouvas does what he does best, he brings intensity and authority to voice of Richard Rahl. His narration, especially the battle scenes, had me on the edge of my seat as the intensity of them sent chills up my spine; I could feel the hot anger from the Sword of Truth, as though I was holding it, as Richard cut and cut and cut the enemies to pieces. lol.
Yes. And there are so many questions left unanswered. I can't wait for the next book.
I got a little worried there towards the middle part of the book, it felt a little dragged out with the dialog between Richard and Sammy, but after that, wow, all hell broke loose. The intensity, which I didn't think was possible but Mr. Goodkind somehow did it, it reached another level.
If this was any other book from a different author, I would have given the story five stars, but because Terry Goodkind has spoiled me with such books as Wizard's First Rule, Stone of Tears, and Faith of the Fallen, I hold Terry Goodkind to a higher standard, so I only gave this book four stars because, although it is very good, it's still not as good as his earlier books and pales in comparison to "Faith of the Fallen" which I consider is a masterpiece.
I am always a fan of Terry Goodkind; this book is no exception. I am ecstatic to again be on a journey with Kahlan and Richard. True to form, the storyline is fantastic and full of stimulating philosophical undertones. The character development is superb. A definite must read! I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next in the series.
The Third Kingdom brings back the saga we love, with our beloved characters that we never want to say bye to. I love how it expands on some of the things we learned in The First Confessor, further entwining history in the current story. I can hardly wait for Book 3 to tie it all together with one of Terry's always satisfying climaxes!
Samantha, because she really rose to the occasion! (Aside from our normal favorite characters.)
I wanted to drag this one out a bit, because I hate that the story of Richard and Kahlan is going to come to an end again. I wanted to spend as much time in their world as I possibly could.
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The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.
The story was good as ever. It was the typical plot twist of TG laying all the elements out for the ending of the book for the reader to put together at the end.
The narrator Sam Tsoutsouvas did a amazing job as ever with the reading.
I enjoyed the point in the book when Richard 1st drew the Sword of Truth to battle, The scenes surrounding this are always vivid and build the readers imagery of the situation up.
If I were not already about 15 books deep into this series, I never would have finished this novel. In fact, I never would have read a third of it. Goodkind either thinks his readers are stupid, or he knows he doesn't have enough of a story to fill all the pages he is contractually obligated to write. Why else would he feel the need to repeat and over explain so much of the story. I eventually listened at double speed. The novel wasn't any better at that speed, but at least the pain was over sooner.
I have been a long time Goodkind fan. His characters are never one dimensional and his tales turn into something bigger by the end. This book is a continuation of his world with Richard and Kahlin and I couldn't have been more excited to read more about these heroes. If you haven't read the previous books, start with wizards first rule. I don't think you will be disappointing.
If you have read the others, then you need to know that the magic rules have changed and it's in an amazing way that takes the whole story forward with new potential. I can't say more, I don't want to ruin the journey, but it's worth it.
Sure I would.
He has a nice solid voice and a great way of making the charc. stand out.
This one was a bit wordy going over the same things again and again but that's the nice thing about it being on disc is you can skip some of that and get to the meat.
All in all it was a great follow up cant wait for the next one.
Glad to see the continuation of Richard, Kahlan, and the "crew". Really can't wait for the next book (hoping it is longer ... not liking the shorten books). Great development of the characters and the story line. Have listened to all of Richard & Kahlan's books in the past year and am glad I started the series. Hope Samantha can join the "crew".
Richard losing his powers but still finding ways to beat MAGIC and helping others. Thought he did a very good job of trusting Samantha with his life and Kahlan's.
All of the characters were performed very well ... since I love the series I can't pick one that stood out the most.
There were two moments that moved me ... the loss of Benjamin and Cara from Richad & Kahlan's "crew". We are going to miss them both. I really liked Benjamin, he was a very good "inner circle" friend/advisor/defender. And Cara was a trip to see develop from a Mord-Sith with strict rules to a woman that marries a man.
Must start from the beginning but can pickup up from any point in the series. But best done from the beginning and see how things and characters have developed. Plus you understand more about everyone and everything since each book is a building stone upon the previous ones.
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