This novel was not at all what I expected. Terry Goodkind's writing style has really matured with this novel, and it is extremely evident. The story l..Show More »ine starts in an entirely different direction than where I thought it would and travels a path I didn't expect. While it is clearly a fresh start on a new series I am extremely hopeful as to where it will go from here.
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 r..Show More »eally 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.
Very very frustrating. I don't know what the author is thinking. For the last 3 books, he has changed the format and i'm just not enjoying them. Hi..Show More »s first 10 books were some of the best books i've ever read but the last three in the series are becoming more and more of a joke. Terry Goodkind does not wrap up the sub plot as he has done in each book in the beginning and this new format is very drawn out. This book worse than the last two. I think maybe he is just stretching the same story line out for another 10 books necessarily instead of actually finishing a story in each book and starting a new sub plot in the bigger story like in early in the series. Come Terry, get back to the format that has got you to this far.