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Goodkind returns to form.
on 9 August 2006
This is a very welcome return to form for terry goodkind. Phantom turns out to be a very good read with some excellent storytelling and potentially gripping moments, which are very remeniscent of his first four novels. Goodkind still has to address some minor issues in my opinion. His tendency to go off on very windy explanations tends to disrupt the flow of the book. Just as something exciting is about to happen, up pops richard with his explanation on how he understands " the jargon of emblams" (people who have read it will understand.)
This is really the only deriding factor in this book. The political intrigue, the re-introduction of favourite characters, and a mouth watering taste of how richard will finally be able to gain full command of his gift, leaves the reader very pleased and yearning for more.
A very splendid read, which sets the tone for the last book excellently. Reccommended highly.