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Warheart

(Richard and Kahlan #4)

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4.05  ·  Rating details ·  5,592 ratings  ·  426 reviews
All is lost. Evil will soon consume the D'Haran Empire. Richard Rahl lies on his funeral bier. It is the end of everything.

Except what isn't lost is Kahlan Amnell. Following an inner prompting beyond all reason, the last Confessor will wager everything on a final desperate gambit, and in so doing, she will change the world forever.

Terry Goodkind's Warheart is the direct se
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Leather Bound, 464 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Tor Books
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Keith Definitely worth it. There are some recurring themes in the books; however, Goodkind writes honest and thoughtful novels. A few macguffins for sure,…moreDefinitely worth it. There are some recurring themes in the books; however, Goodkind writes honest and thoughtful novels. A few macguffins for sure, but for the most part great original writing with well thought-out plots. I'm hard pressed to say a favorite book, because the series continues to build and you really feel for his characters. Depth.

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Eric Allen
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
An Opinionated Look At:

Terry Goodkind's Warheart

By Eric Allen

This review contains spoilers, both for Warheart and for Severed Souls. There's a bit too much to spoiler tag this time around.

It's no secret that I thought pretty much every book that Terry Goodkind has published since Confessor was crap. I superficially enjoyed The First Confessor, even though it is probably the absolute worst written book I have ever read that was actually published by an established author with more than ten publis
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Katerina
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads, fantasy
“Blade, be true this day.”

When you finish a journey, your heart is usually torn. You are content for the experience, the memories you stored that you may recall whenever you feel nostalgic, for everything you gained and the ways it changed you, but you are also overcome with sadness, a bittersweet melancholy that soaks your pores and settles in your bones. That's exactly how I felt after finishing Warheart.
“Time to dance with death.”

Warheart is the conclusion of the Sword of Truth seri
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T. Stranger
Dec 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Dear Terry Goodkind And His Novels,

It's time to end our relationship. I wont lie; we had some good times. But I just can't do it anymore. As much as it hurts, I need to do this. You've taken me on such a baffling journey. From beginning to end on this 17-book trek, I've experienced so many emotions... and not all of them were positive. Your continual push for one more story has ended this relationship. Goodkind, you were my first love. Your novels and characters were what inspired me to read. I'
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Michelle
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not only is this a great book, it’s a satisfying ending for the series too! The action will keep your eyes glued to the pages and the plot intricacies are so well-written that it will leave you wondering how he managed to tie everything together so completely, through so many books! In this book, you will laugh, you will cry, and you will be riveted! You really have to read it!
Nadia Foley
I'll be honest, I only downloaded and read the sample to see if I would get this book. So, I don't know how the story may end, which is why I rate this 2 stars instead of one. Let me just say that it was incredibly difficult to get through the 4 chapters that were provided in the sample from Kindle. How many times can you say that it's raining? Let me count the ways on just the first page. 1) "fitful rain" 2) "irregular pools of standing water" 3) "tears of rain" 4) "bouts of rain" 5) "drizzle". ...more
Jake Loring
Dec 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book reads as if Goodkind was a high school student struggling to meet a word count for an essay. The constant repetition and overexplanation is especially painful when the reader can guess each event pages, or chapters, before it occurs. All of the best characters either died unceremoniously for no reason, or were left alive as empty shells of their former glory so there is someone there to look puzzled and ask Richard to explain very simple concepts 13 times. Remember the really strong an ...more
Thomas Orpen
Feb 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was one of the worst books I've ever read. Conclusion? Bullshit. Terry Goodkind is now in the realm of Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel.
Cathy
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Forgot I quit book three in this new series, Severed Souls, because reading should be fun, not a pain, and I just didn't want to have to keep reading it. But since I did forget, I reserved this when I saw it on the new releases list. And coincidentally (?) I also saw The First Confessor on the New Releases shelf at my library, which I'd never read because it was self published and never available from the library in the past. I'm glad I read The First Confessor first, even though it was pretty b ...more
Stephanie Cutler
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After almost 20 years of weaving the masterful tapestry that is Richard and Kahlan, Goodkind once again delivers on his promises to speak to his readers through the art of prose.

Skillfully written and conceived, WARHEART is a fulfilling ending to the story and smashes all previous notions of expectations. As we say goodbye to the characters we have known for so long, in this last installment of the series we begin to see the world in a different way and feel as though we are parting with old fri
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AndrewP
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sword of Truth fans
Finally finished! All 11 novels in the main Sword of Truth series, the 4 Richard and Kahlan novels (of which this is the last), the First Confessor, Debt of Bones and The Law of Nines.

Warheart concludes the Richard and Kahlan series, which are themselves an extension of the Sword of Truth. I didn't like the previous novel 'Severed Souls' but Goodkind redeems himself a bit here. I did guess some of the main plot points, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment since there was always a slight twi
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Allie
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm on the fence over whether I truly enjoyed the four-part continuation of Sword of Truth. The first two books sorely disappointed me, however, Goodkind came back with a vengeance with Severed Souls and now Warheart. I don't feel they were on par with the main series, but the touches only Goodkind can add to an adventure did show through in the last two instalments.

Warheart started off slowly, though Goodkind kept me entranced with hints of bigger events going on in the little-known goings on
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Patti German
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion to the Sword of Truth Series, this book tidies everything up and puts a pretty little bow on it. Cameos are made by beloved characters as Richard and Kahlan prepare to battle the forces of evil, Hannis Arc and Emporer Sulechan. I highly recommend this book and all of Mr. Goodkind's books. This book has plenty of ah ha moments and keeps you interested.
Gilda
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I am disappointed by how repetitive the book is. I liked his first book in this series and some of the other sequels but this one is annoyingly repetitive.
Jim
Dec 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
I remember when I started reading the Sword of Truth series. It was 2001 and I picked up Wizard's First Rule on a whim, and was immediately blown away by the fullness of the world, the richness of the characters, and the thrilling action. Fast-forward almost fifteen years to Warheart and I couldn't be more glad the series is over. For me, this series peaked at Faith of the Fallen and has gone downhill ever since. The lush world and full-bodied characters have been replaced by a simplistic, repet ...more
Catherine
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Hmm... Terry Goodkind. A name I personally associate with twists, despair and as of Chainfire and on, with poor, unimaginative ways of defeating the villain.

The only reason I read on after Confessor was the characters I loved. A friend of mine decided that not only will she not let the author turn her into a psychopath with these four more books, but she wouldn't ever read any of his work.

While I wish I could've listened, I'm now also glad I didn't. I can promise whoever intends to read the Ri
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it'chy
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soft
what happened to (view spoiler), though?

p114: "i have worn the of agiel of a number of women who have died for me," he said, trying to keep his voice steady.

p192: the all held their noses, wincing, gagging on the putrefying stench.

p327: he was holding kahlan by her hair, dragging her along behind.
- what happened to thunder without sound, though?

p343: before she'd left, nicci had used subtractive magic on vika so that she could travel in the sliph and protect them.
David
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
This will be my last Goodkind novel. I wish it had ended four books ago.
What was once an intelligent, thoughtful and novel idea devolved into a dumbed down, preachy and boring travail.
John
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite series comes to an end. Or does it? I thought so after the 11 books but then, lo and behold, another 4 came out. Although I found some parts repetitive, overall I thoroughly enjoyed these new stories. There were a few surprises and shocks as well. I for one would love to see more. I love the story of Richard and Kahlan. I'm always sad and disappointed when a good series ends. I felt that way the first time around. These 4 additional books give me hope that maybe, just maybe, i ...more
Dax Munro
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting end to The Sword of Truth Series. Though there were some instances where
things felt like they got repeated a bit, the action and drama of the novel kept me hooked
until the very last page.

I can't wait to begin the new spin off series of Death's Mistress.
Byron
Nov 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
What a disappointment. Although Confessor was a perfect way to end the series if he chose to do so, I was excited to hear of his new releases. The series stared well, but then completely fell apart. This is literally the worst Goodkind book I have ever read. He goes completely away from the roots of his first several novels.

It ended fine with confessor, but I was completely excited new books were coming. But what a time waster. NOTHING HAPPENS!!! At all!! His 'enemy' is almost never heard of. T
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Melinda
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
So this was the end of the series... It's been a bumpy ride (and the last few books have not been my favorites) but I have to say, this was a good read. I don't think this book was the best that Mr Goodkind has given us - but it certainly felt like he was back in the author saddle.

This book really took me back to the world of Richard and Kahlan, answered some outstanding questions, gave me conundrums and riddles to puzzle over, let me see and hear from a number of old favorite characters...and
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Matt aka
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Warheart continues to story of Richard and Kahlan that started in Wizard's First Rule back in 2010. Wizard's First Rule was a good start to the series as Richard finds himself in a new world against overwhelming odds. This 15th book in the series doesn't have the same magic though.


The book revolves around the Underworld and its relationship with magic and the living. Richard is dead at the beginning of this book and Kahlan makes unusual decision involving traveling to the Underworld to get his s
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Ben
Jan 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, sword-of-truth
I enjoyed the book, but I have to say I've outgrown Goodkind's writing style. after 17 novels in the same series in what reality do we need to devote so much time telling us that Richard is the seeker, the Lord rahl, the bringer of death, blah blah blah. seriously the 460 page book would be closer to 300 pages if they cut that repetitive garbage out.

plot wise, where did Cara come from, how did she know that killing herself would save Richard? she just magically shows up offs herself (somehow) a
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Joyce Henry
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 stars My suspense has been quenched!, November 18, 2015
By JoyceH.
This review is from: Warheart (Richard and Kahlan) (Kindle Edition)
As I was reading this book,I was watching Richard grow into the man he was meant to become.His character was developing during the entire storyline and as always it was last minute realizations that brought about his capacity to get into and/or out of trouble at the last minute.Even though he knew what he had to do,he had to wait till just the right tim
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MEG Munro
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME AND MORE THAN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone who has read any of Mr. Goodkind's books, knows that his stories are GOLDEN. This one is even better.
I was so lost when he finished his earlier work, but he just kept coming out with MORE to let his readers know that he wasn't quite finished yet.
This story is even MORE important to let us readers know how much he cared about Richard
and Kahlan. They have been a huge part of his life too.
I have read all of the Sword of Truth series twice.(I have the
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Austin Livreri
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
The great adventures of Richard and Kahlan are finally over. That was what I was looking for in this book. An ending. Well I got one, even if it was not ideal. To me the whole book seemed a bit rushed. There was quite a bit that was left out, things unexplained, and then some things that were over written. Cough cough Cerulean Scrolls. If you are a super fan like I was, I would recommend going into this book with the idea that Terry Goodkind might not have put his whole heart into it. Try to rea ...more
Harry
Nov 16, 2015 rated it liked it
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Allen Shepherd
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
the only reason. I picked up this book is cause I knew it was the end of the series, though u believe this series should have ended long ago. To say really that almost nothing but talking happens in this book would be understatement and when there is actual action that takes place it is over and done with quickly. I also get tired of characters that no nothing on a subject but with a few hours of reading over night can now recite the history of the subject. The author also can't make up his mind ...more
Kris
I'm glad this is over. The series went further and further downhill towards the end.
Either I didn't recognize how annoying Richard was in the Sword of Truth series or he got increasingly annoying with this sequel.
Also the writing felt super repetetive at times, making me feel as if the author had zero trust in his readers ability to read.

Kinda messed up how I think about one of my favorite fantasy series. Gotta go back to the SoT-books and see if they can make me feel better again (or even worse
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Tyson
Jan 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
If nothing else, my ocular muscles got a good workout from all the involuntary eye-rolling. The dialog is awful; the wooden characters continually kick dead horses as they talk in circles for pages at a time. Few events occur that aren't overtly corny. That said, Warheart is a fitting end to a drudging tetralogy that was inarguably unnecessary. Either Goodkind really half-assed this sub-series, or I just didn't realize back when I read the original series that his writing/storytelling/dialogue/e ...more
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Terry Goodkind is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, creator of the television show The Legend of the Seeker, and writer of the self-published epic, The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (a prequel and origin story of the first Mother Confessor). He has over 20 million copies in print and has been translated into more th ...more

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