Stones of Tears is the second in the Sword of Truth Series and I have read the book twice already. The author has created characters you really care about and you want to win through. The story is well thought out and fast paced with barely a pause between adventures. The imagination of Terry Goodkind leaves you breathless and gasping for more. Stones of Tears is a flowing story following the main characters, Richard, the Seeker of Truth and newly realised wizard, and his love Kahlan, the Mother Confessor, go through trials and tribulations in their quest to defeat the evil of Darken Rahl and his master. Stone of Tears has some of the creatures and characters you will find in other fantasy books, a dragon, wizards but several morenever heard of before. Each hero and villain is unique in themselves. The story is overflowing with magic and adventure and creates a story with is a must for fantasy readers old and young alike.