Phantom (Sword of Truth #10)
As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his beloved, whom only he remembers, he knows that if she doesn't soon discover who she really is, she will unwittingly become the instrument that will u...more
Almost nothing happens in this book. Mostly the characters talk. And talk. And talk. They tell each other things they've already told other characters. We've all heard of "Show, don't tell." Someone needs to tell Goodkind to "Tell, don't show." I don't need all this plot recounting. I don't need the same convers...more
You have no idea how annoying it can be to read something where the author keeps repeating things over and ov...more
Kahlan Amnell is a prisoner...more
Siamo quasi in dirittura di arrivo.
Tutti i libri della saga sono collegati tra di loro, ma si può dire che ogni libro sia una storia distinta che prende le basi dall'avventura precedente e traccia le fondamenta per quella successiva. Gli ultimi tre libri invece sono una trilogia classica e questo è il libro centrale.
In questo volume Richard ed i suoi amici continuano a cercare la soluzione al dilemma dell'incantesimo della Catena del Fuoco che non solo ha fatto scordare a tutti, quasi tutti, le...more
This book was amazing. I'm torn between it being a triumph and a defeat. The emotions I felt reading this varied. I was happy the characters began to believe in Richard. He is the bringer of death and has the prophecy set out for him, but the prophecy begins to change. Or does it? What was once clear for the Witches and Prophets to read and understand, has suddenly gone blank. Was there ever a prophecy for Richard?
The key to it all, Richard, knows of the books he must seek. What book is the cor...more
If you have read all of the other books (like any logical thinking reader would do) than you will certainly share my opinio...more
It looks like the author is setting up the final showdown between the pro and the ant-agonist a la Gladiator, and it makes sense based on the socio-politico themes he's been exploring. What can one person do in the face of a strong machine that dominates and can overrun everyone? The ideas of Richard the humble tracker cum Ruler of the new world takes on Jagang, ruler of the Old World. Jagang has numbers on his side,...more
SUMMARY: On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive. For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to end.As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his beloved, whom only he remembers, he knows that if she doesn't soon discover who she really is, she will unwittingly become the instrument that will unleash annihilation. But Kahlan learns that if she ever were to unlock the truth of her lost identity, then evil its...more
To say that the ending on this book made up for the bulk of the story is an understatement. Of course I was disappointed to see that no forward progress had been made from Chainfire, and that Kahlan was still lost to Richard and (everyone else). And I was more than a little uncomfortab...more
otherwise, this is a wonderful series, lots of twists and turns, some perhaps forced, but overall, very good. And some of the social discussions, the motivational aspects to various char...more
Also, the side story of Richard going off to seek the book left by Baraccus was very good, as was the focus of Nicci. Her development as a character h...more
As I said, way too much talking and arguing, and I did skip a few chapters during unnecessary debates or explanations or descriptions of how terrible the Order is (i get it: they're evil and rape a l...more
Cependant ce livre est de loin meilleur que le précédent car là on voit vers où l'histoire s'en va et le retour de Khalan est vraiment fort, plein de rebondissement et relance l'histoire. L'auteur envois R...more
Honestly, these books are overly drawn out and way too long. At least one third of Chainfire, Phantom, and Confessor are basically the characters remembering the last 8 books. Okay, maybe that works for a paragraph or two, but Goodkind drones on and on about it. I don't need a synopsis of what I've read, I read it. All three of these books could be...more
But when I recently started reading Phantom anyway, despite not having read Chainfire, I think I enjoyed it more than I would have. Goodkind seems to give so mu...more
In this book, everyone is extrapolating about math theories and magic theories and frankly it makes my mind go a little numb.
While overall I liked this series, I think Goodkind was overshadowed by The Wheel of time series. There are some similarities which are a little disturbing for them to...more
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