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Publisher's Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of the Sword of Truth series, comes a new Richard and Kahlan novel, sequel to The Omen Machine.

The bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and against all odds Richard and Kahlan have survived. But a new menace has attacked them in the Dark Lands. Infected with the essence of death itself, robbed of his power as a war wizard, Richard must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north.

His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death's power, will die completely if Richard fails. Bereft of magic, Richard has only his sword, his wits, his capacity for insight - and an extraordinary companion, the young Samantha, a healer just coming into her powers.

Compelling, fast-moving, and intense, The Third Kingdom is a powerful tale that welcomes new listeners to Terry Goodkind's world, while opening up new vistas of world building for long-time fanss of the adventures of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell.

©2013 Terry Goodkind (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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A brilliant sequel

The Third Kingdom is a brilliant sequel to The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind. Sam Tsoutsouvas gives his usual great performance that makes it an enjoyable listen and even more enjoyable read. Richard and Kahlan are touched by death after escaping the Hedge Maid Jit. Richard discovers he must end prophecy, and Nicci, Zed and Cara have been captured by Hannis Arc. All this and more makes The Third Kingdom a spine chilling sequel to The Omen Machine.

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  • Maraya M.
  • 06-29-16

Why is the next one not out in the UK yet?

why is the next one not out in the UK yet? great book but you are left hanging at the end I need the next on it is very frustrating to see is is available but not to everyone.

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  • Aimee
  • 09-07-14

Another Richard and Khalan novel

Would you consider the audio edition of The Third Kingdom to be better than the print version?

No both are equally as good

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how it sort of continued from the sword of truth series but in a slightly different way

Have you listened to any of Sam Tsoutsouvas’s other performances? How does this one compare?

just as good as the others worth the wait

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  • OCorkyO
  • 10-10-16

I want more

amazing ! amazing amazing !want more please :) I hope one day my books are loved like I love yours !

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  • chris silvester
  • 10-02-14

The Third Kindom

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too much repetiton of facts it is over and over again becomes hard listening
Sam Tsoutsouvas is not a patch on Nick Sullivan

What was most disappointing about Terry Goodkind’s story?

Too long too much constant repetition of same facts

How could the performance have been better?

Get Nick Sullivan to narrate he makes the stories come alive

Could you see The Third Kingdom being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-17

good good good

series crashes ahead with latest installment still going strong. new layers keep being created and my suspension of disbelief is fine. narrator has calmed down a bit thank christ.

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  • steve
  • 04-12-17

Disappointed

I feel that too much emphasis on the graphic gore and cannibalism than the story itself. Feel the book list it's way a little after some excellent previous books in the series.

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  • Kenneth
  • 04-10-16

This story appeared forced!

What did you like best about The Third Kingdom? What did you like least?

I'm a terry Goodkind fan and even though this story is not his usual best I still enjoyed it. There's enough in this to resemble his usual novel this novel appears overly contrived with a let of ideas borrowed

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Simply not enough to have evil vs good kind of story to make a good fantasy book. The story needs to be more believable!

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance is reasonable and Sam has read previous novels from terry Goodkind.

Did The Third Kingdom inspire you to do anything?

None

Any additional comments?

I just wish that terry would give his novels more thought as the stories of Kahlam and Richard are getting a little forced.