Rereading Terry Goodkind's books
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I'm up to Temple of the Winds. Excellent reads. Very substantial books, very well written with a miriad of characters and creatures, many of the latter are very unique to Terry. Enjoying them more the second time around.
Really? You didn't think a couple hundred pages could have been cut from each book? And do you include The Book Of Nines as part of the Sword of Truth series?
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(No offense to the OP.)
Loved that series, got my nephew addicted to them and he is on his second time through. Richard is on of my favorite characters. I probably like Butcher more, but Goodkind is great.
Yes, a few pages could be cut from these books. I got up to Soul of the Fire and that was very very long winded. A shame really as his earlier books were terrific and very imaginative.
The chicken was very creepy!
I thought the series was great. Read the first 4 books when they came out, then when I realized it was going to be a very large series, I stopped and waited until it was finished. Bought them all, started from the beginning and enjoyed them all.
I must trya again with the books after Soul of Fire. That was overly long.
Oof, I read the first four or five of these when I was in high school, but though I am very forgiving of things I read back then when I re-read, this is one series I don't think I could go back to between the fact that every female character on the side of good falls in love with the male main character (and must be saved by him, even Kahlan though she's supposed to be one of the most powerful people in the world), the overly exaggerated, melodramatic caricature evil of the villain and lovingly detailed graphic torture scenes, and the Ayn Rand objectivist philosophy that shows up in the series beyond the books I read.
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