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2.0 out of 5 stars
Oh no! not again, 5 July 2006
I have read all of Terry Goodkind's books, the first few were amazing, and I have read them and re-read them, but somewhere along the line Terry has fallen into the same hole as Robert Jordan, who has the other epic series going on at the time. Writing for the sake of filling up pages to sell! somewhere along the line Terry went into the full time preaching mode, whereas Jordan went into the nit picking describing details, Jordan takes about 10 pages to describe every button on every woman's dress who happens to be passing the street at the time, Terry has taken to sermonizing and repeating over and over how important Kahlan is to Richard, to the extent that Richard is willing to throw away the world to find Kahlan, whereas I find the idea very romantic and speaking of an eternal love, the logic escapes the hero, that if the world is destroyed, there will be nothing left for Kahlan to come back to!!
Please please Terry go back to what you are good at, writing adventure stories, leave the preaching and preaching, or at least confine it to a few pages at a time.
the story only takes off in the last few chapters, after reading about 3/4 of the book where nothing much happens, apart from Richard pining and trying to convince everyone on each page that there is a Kahlan.
The last 2 or 3 chapters are what the whole book is about, I might as well have read those chapters and saved myself time and anguish