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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book Review: Confessor by Terry Goodkind

ISBN: 978 0 00 725082 0
Publisher: HarperVoyager an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Copyright © Terry Goodkind 2007
603 Pages, Hardcover
Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Sword of Truth

Prequel - Debt of Bones
Book 1 - Wizard's First Rule
Book 2 - Stone of Tears
Book 3 - Blood of the Fold
Book 4 - Temple of the Winds
Book 5 - Soul of the Fire
Book 6 - Faith of the Fallen
Book 7 - The Pillars of Creation
Book 8 - Naked Empire
Book 9 - Chainfire
Book 10 - Phantom
Book 11 - Confessor

This is the last book of three, "Chainfire", "Phantom" and "Confessor" which marks the end of an 11 book series. The trilogy tells of Richard Rahl's search for his missing wife Kahlan, the continuing war with the Imperial Order, of magic being destroyed and contaminated, and a spell that has wiped certain memories from the populace.

Though I was disappointed with the preceding book "Phantom" I read this with the hope that the author would return to his earlier skill as a storyteller. Unfortunately it wasn't to be. Again the lectures on politics, history and magical lore were repeated too often and the descriptions of the violence and hatred seemed to become more and more elaborate and increasingly nauseating.

Though the ending should have given a sense of satisfaction, by that time the characters that I had so admired at the beginning of this series I had ended up disliking, and so I really didn’t care what happened to them. The philosophical monologue bored me as it was the same few phrases paraphrased and repeated, which on reflection, sums up the rest of the book.

I was glad when it was finally finished and the dreariness could disperse.

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My name is Jac, Jacquie, Jacquelynn, TheBookImp or just Imp. I live in the UK. I love to read as is probably obvious. I also like to write. Anything else you would like to know just ask.

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