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Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
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Nov 23, 2010

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The Stone of Tears is the second book in the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. Influence of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings are still quite prevalent in the series, with the introduction of 'force' powers. The annoying thing about this book, as was in the case in the previous one, is that the characters seem to be on an emotional pendulum, with every show of love and hate over-emphasised, as if set on the stage of a pantomine. The other annoying thing is that the characters seem to get ever more powerful, to the point of becoming ridiculous when they struggle with achieving small things, and doing big things effortlessly.
Aside from these bugbears, the story takes on some interesting twists with the introduction of the Sisters of Light (Jedi Nuns) who have been penetrated by the Sisters of Dark (Sith Nuns). Kahlan leads a band of young men against an Imperial army and Zedd loses his powers due to the machinations of the Keeper (the Devil). Its a long book, but the plot twists sustained me through it, although there is a lot of nudity and violence towards women that I found somewhat distasteful. Still, if you enjoyed the first book, there is no reason not to pick this one up too.

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