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The Law of Nines
The Law of Nines
Author: Terry Goodkind
The Law of Nines — The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original thriller in this powerful page-turner. — Trouble will find you — They watch you through mirrors. — Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you. — The skin of Alex&#...  more »

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the mid-western United States, it is cataclysmic.  Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him, and everyone he loves, into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence.  Where do you turn when your own reflection spells doom?
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ISBN-13: 9780515147483
ISBN-10: 0515147486
Publication Date: 8/31/2010
Pages: 576
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
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Shooter avatar reviewed The Law of Nines on
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Started reading it and thought it was fairly interesting, but once the character's last name was revealed, the story became much more predictable and the book really lost my interest. If you've read any of Terry Goodkind's work before, you'll likely be familiar with some of his themes, and as in many of his other books, he has some characters go off on tangents that sound very "preachy" just to fill in the gaps in the reader's knowledge, which also has the added effect of seeming like the author just cheated the reader by spoon-feeding them information in the form of a soliloquy.

Overall, it was not a terrible book, but I had much higher hopes for this book when I first picked it up in an airport book shop. The back cover blurbs seem to imply that this book is a thriller, which would be a departure for Goodkind from his other titles. But make no mistake, despite the "thriller"-ish blurbs on the back cover and the fact that it was reviewed by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and Midwest Book Review, this book is firmly entrenched in Goodkind's fantasy genre. I don't want to give away more than that with this review, but suffice it to say that if you're looking for the thriller that the first few chapters seem to promise, you'll probably be disappointed once you figure out what's really going on.
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my2luvsemmyandmally avatar reviewed The Law of Nines on + 757 more book reviews
So hard to like this book.....heaven knows I tried!!!