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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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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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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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Could do with a better narrator

Love Terry Goodkind's stories. I didn't care for the narrator. Very choppy cadence. She has a really weird up-turn in the middle of sentences.

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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!

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*Spoiler Alert*: Yet another barrier has come down

If you’re optimistically hoping that this isn’t another one of Goodkind’s cliche “a barrier/veil/wall of some sort has went down and now we have to deal with what’s beyond it.” books then you’re going to be disappointed.

I think this makes 8-9 times this ‘hook’ has been used by my count. Let’s see... The original Barrier between lands, veil to the underworld, another barrier between lands, entrance to the temple of the winds, another barrier to the lands of pristinely ungifted, barrier to the third kingdom, veil to the city/keep in Nicci’s first book, and now this book.

Also, early on in Ch 22 the author misnames something from a previous book (the name of the statue Richard crafted that was so moving it set off a revolt). I mean come on - the man isn’t even truly trying.

On the other hand - Nicci’s books aren’t near as preachy as Richard’s. Every conversation isn’t quite the dragged out reputation of the same concept over and over with intelligent characters suddenly acting dense to give Richard the chance to keep explaining.

Performance wise, the reader has a tendency to be a bit monotone (and with the rakish Nathan’s voice of all people), there are also a lot of mid sentence awkward pauses that I guess you’re supposed to pretend didn’t happen.

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