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Publisher's Summary

Shroud of Eternity picks up where Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestseller Death's Mistress left off, promising a thrilling brew of bloodshed, sex, deception, and sorcery.

The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companions - the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon - set out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathan's magic and, for Nicci, save the world.

Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation - severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million - are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.

©2017 Terry Goodkind (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Frustrated due to narration

The narrator ruined this book. She overly enunciates and her inflection is just all over the place. It’s like she knows how to read but has no idea what the words mean so she says everything up and down OR she went through and removed all the words she didn’t know how to pronounce then read everything 3-4 words at a time and then after asking someone to pronounce the other words she added them back.
The way she narrates makes it impossible to get attached or even like the characters which is unfortunate because the story is good.
I will never listen to anything the woman narrates again.

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please no more christina...

The story is great, as usual, but the narrator ruins it. She makes it sound like a cheap, over acted tv series. :( Most of the previous books were Game of Thrones quality. Her narrations are like the Sword of Ttuth TV series.

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Christina Traister sucks

She makes the story sound dry and hard to follow. Bring back Sam Tsouchavas for all seeker books

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this one's much better than the first

Christina Trester the reader of this book did a much better job then she did in the first one I didn't recognize any outstanding problems that bothered me so much in the first book

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  • Michelle
  • Grapeland, TX, United States
  • 01-12-18

It's even better than the last one!

This book gets better and better as it goes. There's plenty of action and much more magic than in his other books. The deviant nature of evil is explored in shocking ways that I never would have expected--something Goodkind always excels at. I enjoyed this book more than the first Nicci book, but I can't figure out how to explain why, without major spoilers. The ending is exciting and satisfying, while still leaving me hooked, craving the next book in that delicious way that only a great series can. I loved it!

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Confused and Disappointed (With Spolier Alerts)

These comments will probably not make me popular with die-hard fans, but as I consider myself one of the first fans I am not going to let that bother me. I will start by saying that I question the wisdom of audio production directors who would allow a narrator that constantly mispronounces words, has absolutely no grasp of the characters she is attempting to emulate by representing each character in a frustrating deadpan monotone speech pattern, and her reading in various chapters of the book just sounds like one long constant drone which is only broken when her current character suddenly sounds like a whining, screeching teenager. As for the story,(SPOILER ALERT), where is the powerful, decisive sorceress we have come to know and love. Instead we are faced with a character who is constantly lamenting over how much she is going to have to cut to save the patient, Ildakar, and only finally attempting to take action when her bonded panther is threatened. Terry Goodkind's depiction of Nicci's character, as with other character's in the SOT series, has the unnecessary drone of constantly dwelling on the same repetitive thoughts throughout the book to the frustrations of it's readers. As with Nicci, Nathan's character is a lot less than we expect of him. He comes off as somewhat hopeful but also beaten and defeated, having to rely on others to solve his problems. As I am writing a review and not a book I will summarize my review by saying that Terry's publisher should not have been afraid to tell him that 80 chapters for this book was an overly ambitious attempt at massively and unnecessarily increasing the word count of the story, and that if he had written this one as he had done the original SOT series, he could have productively written this book in less than half the chapters and totally blown away his fans.

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I am not coming back

I have followed Terry Goodkind since Wizards First Rule. I have enjoyed the Sword of Truth series. While Goodkind has always been a little wordy, this book was over the top. Repeating something a couple times to get the point across makes sense. Repeating something 10-20 times is insulting. This book could have been half its size.
It was also super obvious how this book would end. No twist or surprises. You knew from the beginning what would happen. There are so many half plots unresolved. They set this up for the obvious next book but I will not go there.

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Shroud of Eternity

I very much enjoy these books and this series. . I find them very entertaining. Also....in a world where so many are willing to fling their rights, lives away in exchange for the illusion of being cared for by government; it's always refreshing to read books that incorporate an objective/healthy philosophy. As our former President gave speeches pulling quotes directly from Marx's "Manifesto" I implore all of you reading this to see how our country is slowly.giving in to the Imperial Order.

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Not so much

I'm a huge fan of the Terry Goodkind series and an avid reader. And I don't know if it was the way the book was written or how it was Narrated however it seemed the characters had no feeling behind them as they did in prior books. Terry normally has a way of making you fall in love with the characters. In this book, the way it was narrated, they all seemed like Kristen Stewart from the Twilight series.

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Another filler book for Good kind!

Terry has written several books like this one, they lack orginality and substance. Sweet Sea Mother this book is worse than the Keeper's Crotch!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful