Faith of the Fallen is, like its flap copy states, a novel of ideas. In it, Richard Rahl is captured by a sorceress, Nicci, and taken to the heart ofFaith of the Fallen is, like its flap copy states, a novel of ideas. In it, Richard Rahl is captured by a sorceress, Nicci, and taken to the heart of the Imperial Order, its crown city in the Old World. There, he sees and confronts the Order's effect on the lives of its citizen firsthand. It wasn’t a very pretty sight by anyone imagination. But that points to the problem, as well. As other reviewers have noted, the outline for this plot is not much of a stretch from previous entries in the series. It will appeal to the Adult far more than any of the previous entries in this series as well. One path that really seem to be leading the most and I find it difficult to comprehend is Richard being depicted as, Part Hercules, Part Conan, Part Michael D'Angelo, Part Davinci, Part Napoleon, part Gandalf. It seem he has change so much s from the Wood Guide, not so sure which part will be added into Richard characters in Terry next book, but I wouldn’t be surprise anymore and that’s where it all come to a grinding halt. Richard character is no longer developing so much down one road or two, but more like 30 or 50 like a sprawling highways in the LA Metro area. I find it harder to read every pages and savour it the way I do in the first 3 volumes in this series. That’s is a given I suppose for any writer who is starting down the track of having 10+ volumes into one series. There was never more than a 3 stars in this one, I'm sure lots of people will argue with me and some will abhorred by my decision, but never the less this book seem to have generated more readers then the 4th and 5th books. So hopefully this will make Terry stride to make the future books even more fascinating than any he have created before.
Clearly this book come highly rated, it has fast paced story, well structured plots and the herione is completely likeable with slight edge to their aClearly this book come highly rated, it has fast paced story, well structured plots and the herione is completely likeable with slight edge to their attitude.
I can only give 3 in my review, maybe I'm just being harsh. But I draw similarities between Matrix and this novel???? I know this would make people think why? Altough they are in completely different genre I take you back to Matrix when Neo was drawn in by Lawrence Fishburn and was given a choice of either taking a RED Pill or BLUE Pill.
Vin was in very very similar circumstances when she for the first time confronted by Dox and Kelsier in her band of thief hideout.
From there the world are somewhat similar that the Darklord is ruling the world. Matrix = machine are ruling the world.
While everyone will point out to me that this alone doesn't mean Brandon draw inspiration from Matrix, that might certasinly not the case. Is just that the Originality is at lost here. Still the rest of the story from there does go one it's own road.
I could cop a flag for this or further wrath, but I do like the book. Was slow on picking up, but now going through it with a nice pace. ...more