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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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Great addition to the story!

It was a awesome addition to the story new stuff and old awesome stuff! A must read for fans of The Sword of Truth books.

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Bad Narrator

Honestly this is some of the worst voice acting I've ever heard. None of the voices sound realistic. Who reads like this? It's so bad.

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It’s like paying full price for 1/3 of a book.

I’m a Goodkind fan. Like a huge fan. But this “series” is a ripoff. This length of book was the equivalent of the introduction of a typical TG novel. There’s no conclusion- not even a clean stopping point. It just ends abruptly, and we’re left with the option of shelling out another credit for the next “episode” or dropping the story. So disappointed.

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Plotholes

Shota omnly said she would kill any MALE child not a female one. the authot needs to go back and read hisw own work.of it wasn't for that fact i would have given the story 5 stars.it is in poor taste to change the story or forget plot points to make a story more interesting.

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good story, but no Novellas are bullshit

another great story about you're a good so far, just frustrating the at the pay 3 times to get what should be single book

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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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  • 01-03-21

Better than the last book

It ended at a crucially satisfying moment. And as short as it was it was good.

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  • joomla girl
  • 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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  • Mordsith
  • 08-21-19

I loved it..

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