Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Soul of the Fire - Sword of Truth, Book 5 Author:Terry Goodkind Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth--none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands. — But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraw... more »ay country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste.
Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands--and there's no place so dangerous as a world without magic...« less
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After reading TG's first four, this book is kind of a let down... It's still really good, it's just there are several chapters that go on about the elaborate banquets the Anders hold. I had to have a sandwich while reading and re-reading this one. I like the hidden philosophy in every book in this series and especially this one. Very interesting...
I was addicted by the first sentence of Wizard's First Rule. This story is pretty action packed if not a little bit odd at times. But don't take my word for it...
The series definitely hits a slow spot with this book. I felt a lot of frustration in this book, and the story didn't progress like I wanted it to. The 1st 4 books of this series took me on a whirlwind of excitement and adventure. The middle of this series slows down and becomes overly-descriptive and preachy. We all know about Richard's cause, we don't need to hear him preach it 12 pages at a time to everyone he comes across.
Still, I love the characters enough to keep going.
I agree with other reviewers that this one seemed a bit stretched out. The storyline was decent but it felt like the author was trying to make this book just as long as the others. I did get bored with the multiple Ander banquets, etc that were detailed so minutely. Once I started just skimming those parts, the book went quicker and held my interest more.
I did like the fact that this story wasn't resolved because of some "antidote" that Richard had to obtain or do to fix the problem. He tapped into his 'magic' and came up with the solution on his own - which I appreciated, rather than his reading it in a book. Although tedious, I would recommend this book as the story was interesting and I'm looking forward to continuing the series.