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Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth)
Debt of Bones - Sword of Truth
Author: Terry Goodkind
A milestone of storytelling set in the world of The Sword of Truth, Debt of Bones is the story of young Abby's struggle to win the aid of the wizard Zedd Zorander, the most important man alive. — Abby is trapped, not only between both sides of the war, but in a mortal conflict between two powerful men. For Zedd, who commands power most men ca...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780765351548
ISBN-10: 0765351544
Publication Date: 11/1/2004
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 141 ratings
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
for all the Goodkind fans this book explains more of Zedd. Very short book and an easy read. Liked it because it did give background about Zedd.
amethystrose avatar reviewed Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth) on + 4 more book reviews
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Well, I come to Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth books after getting hooked on the TV show "Legend of the Seeker". At first I started on "Wizard's First Rule" but after discovering that "Debt of Bones" is a prequel book I decided to abandon "Wizard's First Rule" just a few chapters into the story and read "Debt of Bones" first. So with that perspective in mind, here is my opinion...

When I started reading "Wizard's First Rule" I was hooked immediately. There was a sense of something about to happen and an air of mystery. By comparison, I was disappointed with "Debt of Bones". I felt like it had a slow beginning, especially for a book that is so short anyway. It seemed like Abby was waiting in line outside the Keep for the first third of the book. It also seemed like Terry Goodkind was doing his best to remain vague about details all the way through and while this can generate interest in the surprises to come later I felt that he didn't give enough early on to really get the reader hooked.

However, I found the ending to be very interesting and it made the book an overall worthwhile read. It is a short book (written without chapter divisions) which follows just one character, Abby, as she encounters others on her quest to obtain help from the great First Wizard Zeddicus Z'ul Zorander.

And now I go to start "Wizard's First Rule" once again to continue the story...
sage-mae43 avatar reviewed Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth) on
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Excellent Background information on Zed and how the boundaries between magic and non-magic regions came about. I have followed the TV series of Legend of the Seeker and I'm looking forward to reading the Goodkind's series.
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Nice short read that gives excellent character background for the main character Zedd in the Sword of truth series.
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makeminecadburys avatar reviewed Debt of Bones (Sword of Truth) on + 2 more book reviews
This is about Zed, before Richard & Kahlan were born. It's a light, quick read, more of an expanded short story, really. Enjoyable to see Zed as a younger man.
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Good short book about Zed and Abby when they were young and Zed created the first barrier. An enjoyable and quick read.
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This was another great story by Goodkind. While it could definately be read alone, I really liked the history on how the Boundary came to be (from the Sword of Truth series).


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