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Preview — Temple of the Winds by Terry Goodkind
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth #4)
I’m in it for the long haul people. So here are my thoughts.
"The books I write are first of all novels, not fantasy, and that is deliberate; I'm really writing books about human beings."(1)
"To define me as a fantasy writer is to misunderstand the context of my books by misidentifying their fundamentals."(2)
"The stories I'm t...more
i do not like kahlan how she keeps crying
richards character is quite boring and two faced, he is trying to be mr perfect...his acceptance as the ruler was just to sudden, i felt there was no good flow between woods guide and ruler.
the story line is concentrated in that damn confessors castle
there is to much about fighting some plague and not enough action trying to find a solution.
very slow story line, and every time the romance...more
The redeeming aspect of the end is that there are sort of consequences (the chimes), but they won't make an appearance until the next book. I gu...more
I went through all the torment of the dis-chord, and kept going hoping that at any moment y...more
Any part with Zedd is pretty good. But he's a pretty decent character, so that is to be expected.
Kahlan cries some more. No surprise here.
Lots of people start dying. And there is a bit of sex. Oh la la.
Trudge through it. The other books are better.
Also, why is Terry so obsessed with violent sexual acts? Everything in this world hinges around sex and rape as a stand-in for sex.
The only character with half-a-brain is Zedd, and i suspect that is only because we only see Zedd for like seven chap...more
Even though this is the fourth book of the Sword of Truth series, it lived up to my expectations, being as good as its three predecessors. As always, Terry Goodking paints with words on paper an experience full of the sharpest emotions and feeling, describing them so well that you cannot help but be submerged into the world of the Seeker.
And yet, this story is as diffetent from the three previous book...more
I only got about 40 pages into this one, and found myself skipping over half the words. His writing style seemed to have degraded to the level of a fifth grade essay; first this happened, then that happened because this other thing happened...Jesus, it was like having...more
Note to Goodkind haters: Before you call Terry a misogynistic piece of shit for turning Kahlan into a hypocritical whore, read Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. Female authors treat their female characters no better. Besides, there are a million better reasons to call Terry Goodkind a misogynistic piece of shit.
I was enthralled from the very beginning and felt compassionate with the main characters, immediately and unconditionally.
I bled with Cara, I cried with Kahlan and I felt desperate with Richard.
Every novel of this series I've read so far, came with a lesson. A so-called Law of Magic, but in it's essence is a lesson in morality. THis novel delves deeper in the finer workings of forgiveness and what a powerful...more
I can't remember ever reading a book as dark/twisted/perverse as this. So THOROUGHLY MESSED UP. And I love it.
I cannot believe the shit Goodkind puts his characters through.
Not even TV!Kahlan/Richard will be the same to me after this.
Once again we follow the adventures of Richard and Kahlan, as they fight the forces of the Keeper. This book follows the pattern that has been established in previous book...more
dumb again. Very slow and not much excitement - nothing happens and what does is stupid. Kahlan and chars do very dumb things - blame thrown around for stupid reasons. Exciting finsh with nice pat happy ending. Only the last 100 pages were any good really- and even those not that great.
The Sword of Truth series usually gets mentioned in the same breath as George R. R. Martin and Robert Jordan. Since I like those two authors, I decided to try this series, hoping it would be as...more
There were parts of this book that I liked. Zedd and Ann, when we got to read about them, were great. Nathan was interesting to hear about, also.
Unfortunately, there were also parts of this book that I really didn't like. Kahlan's whole character was off in this book. In the books leading up to t...more
First of all, this is the first book I read that made me physically twisted inside. In order for Richard Rahl to enter the temple, something must happen. When that thing DOES happen it left me so physically upset that I cried in real life. This novel pulled me so far in with the style of writing that it NEVER let me go. I was drowning in this fake world.
Of all the authors I have ever re...more
There were a couple of holes in the story that bothered me, such as how did people with no magic get into the Wizards Keep near the end, but overall I really enjoyed the tale. The villains in these books seem to get nastier with each book and I keep...more
Things I didn't like: I know magic is magic and it's supposed to be the very definition of 'things happening without an explainable cause' but I do get annoyed when the author starts relying too much on magic to explain or fix things. For example they go on at length in this book about how they can't stop the plague with magic because even magic has it's limits (y...more