I'm done with him....I have loved this series from the beginning but this time he's gone too far with page after page of philosophy and just plain old filler....there are too many good books out there to waste my time on such drivel just waiting for the good parts....so long Richard and Kahlan, I wish I knew the end to your story but I cannot waste another minute trying to find it.
I really enjoyed the beginning and the ending ... but I didn't care for the middle part. It went on and on in quite a boring, preaching manner that got old quite fast. But I do look forward to reading the last book in this series when it comes out.
It does not say it but this book is the 10nth book in the series and to understand important event refereed to in the book are best explained if you just read the book. Other wise it will make no sense and you will think it is weird and makes no sense.
I FLEW through this book. It seems with most of the Sword of Truth books lately, I'll get really interested in the beginning, lose interest in the middle and then the last couple of chapters catches me again. This was not the case with this book. I was literally jumping in my seat on the bus when I got to the end. I can't believe the next is the last in the series, but I'm really excited to start reading it!
Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)