Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan... show more
Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 2004
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 736
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
Series: Sword of Truth -9 (#8)
After having read this novel, I'm pretty sure Terry Goodkind gets paid by the word. He could have cut this novel in half, and it would still be entirely too long. In Naked Empire, Richard Rahl has been poisoned, and he needs to find an antidote. In the meantime, the Empire that he rules is being inv...
Know the phrase "jumping the shark?" It's that moment in a series, book or television or feature film, where a once-loved franchise moves into a point of no return. With almost all the series I had read before Sword of Truth, I had been lucky if I liked it to keep liking it. This and L.K. Hamilton's...
Copying my "review" from Pillars of Creation:Unless you're totally committed to reading every single book in this series, don't bother with this - it does almost nothing to further the storyline. Skip it.
I read the first 6 books of the Sword in Truth series years ago and LOVED them. Especially the first three are some of my all-time favourite books. Then I read Pillars of Creation... Terry Goodkind really dropped the ball there. I missed Kahlan and Richard as the main protagonists and it just didn't...