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Sword of Truth #05: Soul of the Fire


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ISBN13: 9780812551495
ISBN10: 0812551494
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Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth--none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands.

But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraway country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste.

Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands--and there's no place so dangerous as a world without magic...

About the Author

Terry Goodkind is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include the eleven-volume Sword of Truth series, beginning with Wizards First Rule, the basis for the television show Legend of the Seeker. Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Alongside a career in wildlife art, he has also been a cabinetmaker and a violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world — each with its own story to tell, he says. While continuing to maintain the northeastern home he built with his own hands, in recent years he and his wife Jeri have created a second home in the desert Southwest, where he now spends the majority of his time.

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Rodney Wilder, May 6, 2014 (view all comments by Rodney Wilder)
This, while still an amazing book, definitely has been the first to disappoint me at points when held against its predecessors. The writing is as captivating as ever (though I am growing tired of the rehashing/brief introductions - I know what's going on, I'm not taking long lapses between's just becoming a tiring device), but the direction the bulk of the book went rubbed me the wrong way. My main issue: ANDERITH AND ALL THOSE DWELLING IN IT!

Now, I realize the importance of the place and its characters, and by the latter third of the book, I was genuinely captivated by even that aspect of the story - but the build up to it was so drawn out and just painfully dull, I had a really hard time getting through the first half or so of the book. The book started with my beloved characters Richard, Zedd, Kahlan and so on, and then out of nowhere cuts to a totally different place with these monstrously boring characters that I just did not care about. It was really hard for me to read through chapter after chapter recounting the events of these seemingly brainless, magicless dolts.

Of course, like I said, this eventually wore off, but it is the mechanics of the book, the transition to this other plot and character-set, that annoyed me and ultimately made the book less-than-stellar.

That factor aside, though, I still enjoyed the book and raced through the second half within a day, constantly on the edge of my seat, fingers flying from page to page in eager anticipation and anxiety over what would happen next. Goodkind is still good at this kind of literature, creating worlds rife with the evil of ignorance and the virtue of perseverance. Ultimately beautiful, as always.
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Product Details

Goodkind, Terry
Tor Books
New York :
Fantastic fiction
Fantasy - General
Fantasy fiction
Fantasy - Series
Fantasy - Epic
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Sword of Truth Paperback
Series Volume:
No. 5
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Grade Level:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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