Naked Empire (Sword of Truth #8)
Richard Rahl h...more
Going through a break-up or a divorce is never easy. The best of them are tinged with sadness and regret while the worst feel like a grenade going off in your chest. Worse still is the ending of a relationship that has lasted for many years and survived through adversity.
Well after almost 15 years, my relationship with the Sword of Truth series is over.
Given that these situations are already emotionally charged, I know the “right” thing to do is just to walk away and say...more
Faith of the Fallen was a good book, and it's philosophy is an interesting one, good to discuss, even though I don't personally buy it. I wa...more
Look hard you might find a story between the diatribes.
Where shall I start?
Maybe by saying... I LOVED this book!
But let's get a bit critical first...
It being the first novel where we get to see Richard's major character changes in action igsince his inner struggles in Faith Of The Fallen... I must start off by saying that I was annoyed with Richard for the first half of the book.
It seemed to me that his first 'speeches' to Jennsen and Owen in the beginning were condescending and belittling. I unders...more
Now that they're all out, I figured it was time to finish up - I owed it to the first books ;)
And with Naked Empire Goodkind got b...more
While portions of the storyline was still interesting, Goodkind needs to start providing secondary titles to his books so you know which agenda he's going to pound this time. This one could have been titled: Naked Empire, or Why Pacifists are Evil.
I get tired when his agenda kee...more
Welcome to Naked Empire. In this book, Richard meets a bunch of pacifists who have seriously misinterpreted the postmodern idea of indeterminacy. Oddly enough, Richard spends very little time in this novel actually doing anything. Instead, the pacifists serve as idiotic sounding boards for Richard's Objectivi...more
Je commence à me lasser, je sens.
D'abord, l'écriture de Goodkind tend à être répétitive. Je peux comprendre qu'il répète des choses d'un volume à l'autre, en guise de piqûre de rappel, mais là je sentais du bavardage, voire de la dilution.
Passer une page sur le pouvoir de Kahlan qui s'apprête à se déclencher, pour un résultat attendu nul, par exemple, me fait glisser sur les paragraphes.
Plus gênant, le point de vue très américain traditionnel...more
SUMMARY: 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...more
The only major difference from the book to the show. Is that Richard was never poisand, he did it out of the supposed good in his heart and to save his wife. In the book he went there only becaus...more
It is not a bad read by any means but there are some pretty major flaws. First...more
This is another example of Goodkind using a story to adv...more
Richard’s magic is failing him too, and it’s a race as to which plight...more
This novel was absolutely dreadful in many ways. Someone should tell Mr. Goodkind that he's writing a fantasy novel, not a dissertation. He went on and on about the philosophy of ma...more
Certo, i due sono sempre nel Vecchio Mondo con Jennsen, Tom, Friederich, Cara e la capra; certo, non ci pensano nemmeno a provare a difendere il D’Hara dall’invasione di Jagang; certo, finiscono coinvolti in una missione che, stessimo parlando di un anime, avrebbe tutto il sapore dell’ennesimo filler.
Ma come negli anime ci sono filler ridicoli, filler inu...more
I had to force myself to finish reading this and I really wish I had skipped it. I would have been caught up with the repetitive re-cap every few pages on what has happened throughout the whole series. First of all, Nicholas the Slide was a pointless villan. Richard just shows up out of nowhere without any confrontation and kills him. Then Kahlan whose soul was stolen is saved by Richard's sweet nothings. The first 700 pages is about the gang wandering through the desert looking at...more