Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth--none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands.But their wedding day is the key that... show more
Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth--none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands.But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraway country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste.Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands--and there's no place so dangerous as a world without magic...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2000-03-15
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Pages no: 800
Edition language: English
(Original Review, 2002) "Hissing, hackles lifting, the chicken's head rose. Kahlan pulled back. Its claws digging into stiff dead flesh, the chicken slowly turned to face her. It cocked its head, making its comb flop, its wattles sway. "Shoo," Kahlan heard herself whisper. There wasn't enough light,...
There are people who loved Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series from beginning to end. But a lot of people who loved it through the first four books feel this is where the series jumped the shark. Goodkind is a devotee of Ayn Rand; he's open about that on his website. But although you could see li...
A good portion of the series, but it seemed a bit thrown together. I liked the concept of racism and slavery that was addressed throughout the book. While typical of sci-fi series, this particular one was well handled, of all the books I've read that deal with slavery and discrimination.
I still enjoy this series, but boy there was a lot of sermonizing and politics in this installment! I'm sorry, I don't care to read about politics - not even fictional politics.Apart from that, I did enjoy the book though. I'm glad that Richard and Kahlan actually got to spend most of this one toget...