The Third Kingdom

A Richard and Kahlan Novel, Book 2
Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
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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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  • 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.

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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.