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Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind
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Aug 15, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, i-judge-myself-for-reading-these, side-eyeing
Read from August 12 to 15, 2010, read count: 1

This is the first Sword of Truth book that I've had trouble finishing. I've always been well aware that the books are never going to win awards based on their plots, characters or writing, but they have been remarkably easy to read. But in this book, it feels as though it just stalled midway, as Goodkind introduced a place and a cast of characters out of the blue, that – for at least one hundred pages - didn't appear to have anything to do with the main plot.

It's not the first time that Goodkind cuts away from the heroes in his series, but it's always been done with more care than this. Take, for example, Wizard's First Rule, where there are chapters dedicated to the point of view of Darken Rahl, but this was after he was established as the major villain – and in the cases where new characters are introduced were able to be quickly connected to the main plot.

Thankfully, it pulled together at the end for a climax that was satisfying, but far from brilliant.


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