Soul mates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan's destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard's First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier - suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge. She must fight for Richard's very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.
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I would recommend the series to a friend, but warn them of my frustrations with Terry's writing style. I would also recommend print over audio in this case
The Sword of Truth Series is a brilliant story line, and this last book does a wonderful job tying everything together. Unfortunately there are lot of things in Terry Goodkind's writing style that drive me crazy...over explaining things, over use of certain terms for dramatic affect, repeating too much backstory. In print, I could glance through those things that bothered me, but in Audio, I'm stuck listening.
The narrator is likely a very good narrator, and I can see him doing Shakespeare, but he is not a good match for this book. His tone 'drawn out' for lack of a better term, especially confusing when it's happening in sections where I would expect it to be fast paced. He also seems to make many of the characters sound rather condescending.
Not totally surprised after the last four books after the performance from this author. It's completed and summed up in a really shitty way. Lots of blabbering and nothing of the enthusiasm that were in the first books. One would think the wizards rules would mean something, that we would meet gratch, mud people or some dragon again... perhaps Richard using his gift as all other books worked toward ... but nope. This sucked, hard. 1/10 would not recommend.
feels as though the story was rushed just to complete the series expected a lot more. as large a fan following as Terry Goodkind has created with the Sword of Truth series I would have expected the book to be a little longer and better written. I finish this book and I want to cry. not just because this series is over and I loved the entire series with the exception of this book so much but because it feels so incomplete and terry has said there will be no more.
I have been with this series since Wizard's First Rule and although I am sad to see the series come to an end, I couldn't have asked for a better way. The final line summed up everything so well. This is the first time I decided to do an audio book in the series and I am glad that I did the reader was magnificent. I would recommend this series to anyone that loves a good story with well-developed characters that you can relate to.
This is the most preditacable of all the SOT books and the one where I just wanted to be over. Some part seems rushed others are long and winded from explaining the most boring trivia.
If this is the last book in the series it will leave me disapointed, but I rather it ends now like this then another one just as weak.
Sam is the highlight, good job.
I love Terry Goodkind. Glad to have the original narrator back. The way he wraps up the final story tying it all into the previous books is perfect.
If he wrote 10 more in this serious it would still be too few.
The plot and story are riveting. Unfortunately the author is maddeningly annoying. He repeats himself constantly, incessantly reiterates the obvious and goes on preaching rampages. The book could have been written in half its length.
As a long time Goodkind reader, I was surprised at the way I felt that Richard and the main players in this story were portrayed. It seemed to me that throughout the story, Richard came off more aloof and befuddled. It was as if every time he did something miraculous, everyone would ask repetitive questions and then repeat his answers repetitively as well. He also seemed to not really know how to explain anything he did very well as if he was a savant of some kind. Richard showed me little of his former leadership abilities, his confident way of doing things or much else of his former personality traits. I have no issue with this being the end of their tale, if it truely is, but I have an issue with it ending on such a mediocre note. I expected more from these powerful people.
Thank You J&A
Well let's just say it's like a teenage boy with his first girlfriend. Lots of buildup, then it's over.
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