Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth 0.5)
De Aflossing, een uitzonderlijk verhaal over liefde en moed, speelt tientallen jaren voorafgaand aan De Wetten van de Magie.
Abby, een jonge vrouw, probeert de hulp af te dwingen van Zedd, de belangrijkste man ter wereld. Beiden leven in de schaduw van een bottenschuld, een schuld die niet kan worden afgelost, zelfs niet door de dood. En een beslissende strijd staat op uitbreken...
Dit fantasyverhaal is een mijlpaal in de vertelkunst van Terry Goodkind, die een ereplaats inneemt in de harten van
This story sets up the background for the boundaries, the boundary wardens, and how they came about. Although, Goodkind doesn't spend much time explaining the actual boundaries. You'll have to read the full-length stories for that!
Goodkind also does very well in providing an easily understood example of the need to sacrifice the few for the many. Our culture generally prides itself on nev...more
Regardless, the story is focused around Zedd, our dear old grandfatherly wizard of Richard, well before Richard...more
SUMMARY: A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive.Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men can only imagine, granting Abby's request would mean forsaking his sacred duty. With the storm of the final battle about to break, both Abby and Zedd ar...more
I went to the library and found Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth, #0) by Terry Goodkind, which is a prequel to the Sword of Truth series that the TV show is based on.
Unfortunately, Debt of Bones didn't impress me. It actually read a teensy bit...juvenile in one sen...more
So here's Abby who waited in line to see the First Wizard, Zedd and asked for his help. Even after the rejection she persisted until she got what she wanted. The whole twist caught me unawares. I liked the unpredictability of the story and it had a simple plot.
There was violence and magic, exactly what I was looking for, and...more
Goodkind, in Debt of Bones, spins a tale that is chuck full of adventure and includes details about the background of the war with the D’Harans, the Rahl dynasty, and the history of the land outside the Midlands where no magic is allowed.
Although brief in detail, Debt of Bones has all the requisites of a full length fantasy novel – good, evil, war, magic, epic battles, love, loyalty,...more
At first I thought I wasn't going to rate it 4 stars, mostly because I would have liked the action scenes to have been described more thoroughly. Like Goodkind tends to do in his big novels. But then I realized that "Debt of Bones" is not a book, it's a short story. And short stories are supposed to be short.
In fact, now that I've fully realized that thi...more
In fairness, I haven't read any of the other books this was connected with, and to my understanding it's just a background piece on other characters or the society. It could be that this is a highly enjoyable look into someone's past, but I didn't really care because I don't know them....more
Naturally, I had to put the books this series is based on, The Sword of Truth, on my reading list.
This is technically a prequel, but I enjoyed this backstory, makes for a fuller world I think, seeing some of Zedd's past, and how the wall of the Westland came to be.
I love Zedd as a character, and my honest opinion is that the TV series is wonderfully true to him (and...more
This is definitley a pet project - in contrast to Goodkinds other thousand-ish page books, this one comes in under 200... with illustrations. It's almost more of a short story. And that's fine.
The only thing that actually bothered me about this book was that it seems to contradict other books. I assume that...more
Debt of Bones is a novella, one contained within Robert Silverberg's Legends collection, and it's about Zeddicus rather than Richard/Kahlan. For all the stick he gets, Goodkind did actually write a rather good story for Zedd, and it explains one of the plot points in the Sword of Truth series (Why there's barriers between the three... Uh... Thingies. I dunno, never read the series).
It's been a while since I read this, so I'm just gonna stick with "It'...more
This particular book was a short story featuring a younger Zedd. I really enjoyed it but was disappointed that he didn't write a full length novel. It seemed like there was plenty of story to work with.