For me, book 9 of the Sword of Truth series started off real slow. In fact it stayed slow until the last 4 or 5 chapters. This was a tough one to keep moving through, but I've made it this far into the series and need to finish it up. Having said that, the last 4 or 5 chapters were superb and really moved the story along, in fact it made the rest of the book worthwhile reading, I just wish it would have gotten this far sooner. Unfortunately I'm not sure Terry could have done much more to make the book more riveting without decreasing some of the effectiveness of the plot. I've left this book looking forward to the final two books, but hoping they are more like the last 100 pages of this one instead of the first 700.
I LOVE all of Terry Goodkind Sword or Truth books, however, I had a tough time with this one. The story didn't really go anywhere and is was as though he ran out of stuff to write, because he kept repeating himself and it was basically an overview of his previous books.
I like all of this series, but, I'm a sap who likes a happy ending. So, when is the ending going to be happy?