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A Kid's Review
This review is from: Naked Empire (Paperback)
Really, this is the start of the downturn of this whole series. Some of the earlier books weren't great, but this is dreadful.
Does Terry Goodkind really have such a low opinion of his readers that he thinks they're so thick that he needs to keep ramming his polemic down our throats, incessantly? As a previous review said - 'A' speech is good, but not the same speech over and over again.
On top of that, the constant repetition of other things (two whole pages to describe a Mother Confessor's powers, in a book this late in the series? Come on!), and an overall sense of poor writing.
I get the impression that Goodkind was writing for himself, not the readers, and let himself get dragged away from what could have been a superb series. The world and legends he's created are wonderful, and the storyline is great... it's just not well written.
When you can skip whole pages (and, in fact in book 11, you can skip whole chapters) without losing anything from the plot, there's something seriously wrong.