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Author Terry Goodkind delights in telling stories. He also likes to make people think. It's a combination that has brought him resounding success beginning with his very first book and has been followed by a string of international bestselling novels. Goodkind is unique among contemporary authors for his compelling characters and his talent for creating stories in exotic settings that are all the more powerful for their timely themes and relevance to our own lives.

Beginning with Wizard's First Rule, and continuing with six subsequent masterpieces — Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, Temple of the Winds, Soul of the Fire, Faith of the Fallen, and The Pillars of Creation — Terry Goodkind has enthralled millions of readers worldwide. His novels have hit bestseller lists across the country, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, and have won him legions of devoted fans.

Now, Goodkind brings us his latest novel, Naked Empire, a sweeping adventure of epic intrigue and violent conflict swirling around the beautiful Kahlan Amnell, her husband, Richard Rahl, and the fate of an empire.

Terry Goodkind has always been drawn to the power of characters, their emotional dilemmas, and the deep connection their ordeals have to our own lives. And Goodkind's stories revolve around some of the most notable and enduring characters in modern literature.

Life and death — and what drives people to embrace each — remain central themes in Goodkind's work. In portraying these struggles, he focuses on powerful human relations and passions, losses and triumphs...from the most depraved desires to the nobility of the human spirit.

In Naked Empire, amid unsettling omens and the appearance of a nervous stranger, mysterious events cast Richard Rahl and his wife, Kahlan, in with a handful of strangers committed to a hopeless cause. Together, they are swept up in the monumental struggle for the future of an empire and the search for the terrible truth behind its founding, its strength, and its fatal flaw. Richard suspects that the mystery behind the empire's most sacred beliefs may be the secret to its salvation. Amid the specter of death, a failure of faith, and a madman's lust for power, Richard is offered the chance for his own life and the lives of thousands, but it is Kahlan alone who holds that key.

Terry Goodkind weaves a breathless tale that pulls us deep into the dynamics, convictions, and values of a people — those following their most profoundly held beliefs, those trying to discover the truth, and those who are convinced they are fulfilling their destiny. In this classic adventure setting where men live or die by the sword, Terry Goodkind lays bare the most divisive human themes — our darkest fears, our hopes, and our most sacred goals, all told through some of modern literature's most unforgettable characters.

Naked Empire is a novel not to be missed. It is a story that once told can never be forgotten.

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The latest Sword of Truth novel from multiply New York Times-bestselling Terry Goodkind--a new, sprawling epic adventure focusing on the central figures of Richard and Kahlan

Synopsis:

Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.

Synopsis:

Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.

Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.

About the Author

Terry Goodkind lives in the Western United States.

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Rodney Wilder, May 6, 2014 (view all comments by Rodney Wilder)
Another fantastic entry into the Sword of Truth series. I am always amazed how Goodkind is capable of plunging the reader into such lightless despair, creating these scenarios with such perfect mastery of the tools of prosody that the reader cannot help but feel the hopelessness that the characters are feeling. Things always seem like they couldn't get worse, and yet there always ends up being a light at the end of the tunnel, we just never can conceive of how that light may come about. It ultimately does, though, and the joy at the appearance of that light, at the discovery of the solution, is just amazing. As a reader I have rejoiced with Richard and Kahlan, as much as I have grieved with or over either of them. The ups and downs of these beloved characters become my ups and downs, and this is no small feat, but something I have certainly come to expect of Terry Goodkind. His writing is nothing short of phenomenal, and this book is no exception.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765305220
Author:
Goodkind, Terry
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Wizards
Subject:
Rahl, Richard (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Sword Of Truth
Series Volume:
No. 8
Publication Date:
July 21, 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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The latest Sword of Truth novel from multiply New York Times-bestselling Terry Goodkind--a new, sprawling epic adventure focusing on the central figures of Richard and Kahlan

"Synopsis" by ,
Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.

"Synopsis" by ,
Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.

Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.

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