So I'm up a few hours early due to some heart burn and thought I'd try and be somewhat productive since I can't go to work for three and a half more hours.
As some of you know I'm a huge fan of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. When the first book Wizard's First Rule came out I got it through the Science Fiction Book Club and I fell in love with Richard, Kahlan, Zed etc. When the second book, Stone of Tears, came out dad had been diagnosed with cancer. Richard, Kahlan and crew got me through dad's decline in health and his death through the first four books. When the fifth book, Soul of the Fire, came out in 1999 I was lost. My father was dead, I'd withdrawn into myself, I hated the world etc. These books got me through a lot, then one day Goodkind announced he was writing the last. I remember crying every page for the last 100 pages or so of that alleged 'last' book because here my friends were going away, they wouldn't be around to share their stories with me anymore. Again, I was bitter and angry with the world. I was losing my best friends that got me through dad's death!
Apparently Goodkind decided he liked making money, ending the series was a lie, he authored 1 more book in the series called Confessor. Again, I got sad but not as bad because I'd already grieved losing my friends. OH guess what, psych! Still not done writing! So he takes a stab at a spin off series called the Law of Nines and it fails after just the first book. OH wait, there's more! Enter the second Richard and Kahlan series a four book series that ends with Warheart which I'm finishing up now and a prequel novel a few year ago called The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus.
I'm not really feeling Warheart. I'm 70-80% of the way through it and to be honest it just feels like a lot of filler. It just doesn't live up to the original series. Instead of Richard and Kahlan telling me their story, it feels as if some beggar alongside the road on the way to the People's Palace in D'Hara is trying to tell me a story he once heard in a tavern about the former ruler. It is what it is I suppose.
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