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Publisher's Summary

Novella #2 from the Children of D'Hara series. A continuation of The Sword of Truth and the story of Richard & Kahlan.

©2019 Terry Goodkind (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Sorely disappointed

This is like reading a section of a book that has been torn out. Each novella so far just stops abruptly at what feels like some random point in the story, to be picked up with the next novella. There is zero sense of closure at any novella ending. It's like someone took a whole book, ripped it in to sections, and decided to dole it out to us one section at a time. Paying a credit for each ripped out section. I so loved the sword of truth series, having read the entire thing, including prequels, multiple times. This is such a disappointment. Why the awkward sections? A money grab? After finishing the third novella, I just can't stomach this format, the off performance by the reader, and the abuse of my credits. How many credits will be used up before completing what should have just been a book? I will not be continuing. The rest of what happens to Richard, Kahlen, and their unborn twins will just have remain a mystery.

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It’s a nice novella

Taking the Sword of Truth epic out of the story review I think is only fair. As this is a Novella of the life after the events that took place, not another book in the sword of truth series. Moving forward, this continues the last book in the series and honestly it was not too bad. Taking into consideration this is a short book, not a 35 hour read, Not that much happens, but what does happen is significant and the tension is there. I didn’t say no, I don’t want to continue reading. That never crossed my mind as Terry Goodkind’s writing just sucks you in. Although I did find myself being reminded of things way too often in the book, but that comes with Terry’s style of writing. I know what I signed up for, and I got the goods and the bads. Is it magnificent? No Is it a good read? Yes.

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I love this series. Waaaay To Short!

you are barley past the introduction and your done. Im not a casual fan. i LOVE this series and Terrys books. Even with doing this by breaking down the stories. there needs to be more meat on the bone. Compared to James Pattersons "Book Shots" short stories. this book needs more. the cliffhanger ending was amazing. but the ground you cover from start to finish just isnt enough. and now. we wait for part 3. "Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it."

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Disappointed in the length

After completing two of these short stories, I'm overwhelmingly disjointed in the brevity of the book. Combined these novellas are gong to be shorter than the size of a full book in Goodkinds series. Treat it will cost 400% more. Also I just can't get into this narrator. Overall disappointment.

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Too short and only part of a story.

We have been waiting a long time to hear another Richard and Kahlan saga. The author broke what should be one story into five novelettes, must be short on cash. Really sticks in my crawl. Saying that, it's good to revisit the series.

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Excellent!

Love this novella! It was a nice, quick listen, and a wonderful visit inside Richard and Kahlan's world. Definitely listening to the next ASAP. The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand at all times, even in a noisy environment.

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so good

listened to the entire series 3x now. I love the continuation, but way to short!!!!

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Cool

It gets better and better. Wasnt too crazy about the last 2 or 3 , but these new Children of D’Hara novellas are very good

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Holy Soap Opera, Batman!

Geeeeeez. The jealousy is ridiculous. Get on with the dang story already!! I'm painfully bored!

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Great Read As Always

I scored it a 3-Star due to the length. I am used to 20 to 40 hour reads from Goodkind.

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  • 08-21-19

Loving this series already!

Listened to both over the past two days and excited that the third is being released in a few months - gripping as always and gosh I’ve missed these two!

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  • 08-21-19

I loved it..

omfg what a cliff hanger and now I'll wait till October for the next part