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3.0 out of 5 stars The series is slowing down..., 12 Sept. 2000
This review is from: Faith of the Fallen (The Sword of Truth) (Hardcover)
I was eagerly looking forward to the latest in this series, one which I really enjoy. Unfortunately, this installment like the previous one, Soul of the Fire, is beginning to lose focus. There just isn't much plot development in this book. It feels like Goodkind took 500+ pages to write half the story. Also missing was much in the way of development of the world, no interesting new magical curiousities, new places, etc. Also, the right-wing libertarian/capitalist flag-waving was very tiring. I mostly agree with his sentiments, but they are portrayed so simplistically and grossly that it is really tiresome. It is also completely unnecessary for the story. What is it about the latest series of fantsay epics (notably the Wheel of Time) that authors get going well, then feel that they have to drag things out at the end? One interesting thing about the Sword of Truth series was it was constantly changing and inventing, now it is becoming rather stagnant.
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