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Stone of Tears (The Sword of Truth #2) (original 1995; edition 1996)

by Terry Goodkind

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Title:Stone of Tears (The Sword of Truth #2)
Authors:Terry Goodkind
Info:Tor Fantasy (1996), Mass Market Paperback, 992 pages
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Some good, some creativity, but it seems to me some inspiration from otehr fantasy writers? Wheel of time?... ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
Really good follow up to the first book in this series. Probably one of my favorite fantasy series'. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This series was introduced to me by a then girlfriend (my first serious one). My review applies to all of his books that I've read.

His stories are engaging enough, so that's not an issue. They are extremely pornographic in their depictions of sex, rape, torture, and war...if that's your thing. It's just the fantasy element has been attached. They're also very masturbatory (or "autoerotic", if you prefer) when it comes to all things Ayn Rand ("objectivism"). One book in particular (I forget which one) was decidedly anti-democracy in its ethos. There was also the author's justifications for the slaughter of innocent people (because, in his eyes, they're not innocent, even if they're non-combatants). I enjoyed the books well enough as a high schooler, though I've since grown up (and grown beyond them, though I still enjoy the fantasy genre). ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
Although it's the longest book in the Sword of Truth series, it was one that wouldn't let me put the book down. I've read it a couple times already, and it seems that there's always something new to learn from the wonderful philosophies of [a:Terry Goodkind|3441|Terry Goodkind|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1209913798p2/3441.jpg]. ( )
  jms001 | Jun 14, 2015 |
This series is absolutely amazing!! This second book details how Richard works at defeating the evil Darken Rahl. It's filled with suspense, awesome battle scenes, mystery, magic, and much more. Goodkind makes some incredibly astute observations about politics, religion, and how people tick. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ( )
  silva_44 | Apr 18, 2015 |
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Prosegue la ristampa in edizione economica di uno dei cicli fondamentali della fantasy contemporanea La Spada della Verità è una delle opere fantasy più amate e seguite nel mondo. Immenso per ambientazione e sviluppo narrativo, il ciclo ha ottenuto il favore della critica e degli appassionati, suscitando confronti con le opere classiche di Robert Jordan e J.R.R. Tolkien, e riuscendo a rinnovare un genere di consolidata tradizione. Il secondo volume de La Spada della Verità raccoglie i romanzi Il Guardiano delle Tenebre e La Pietra delle Lacrime, proponendosi come un vero e proprio classico della moderna letteratura fantastica. Le forze delle tenebre sono ormai all'opera. L'apertura della scatola dell'Orden ha creato una lacerazione nel velo magico che separa il regno dei morti da quello dei vivi, e portato alla luce la Pietra delle Lacrime, un gioiello di incredibile potere. Zedd decide di nascondere la pietra perché se dovesse cadere nelle mani sbagliate, potrebbe essere usata per distruggere del tutto il velo liberando l'efferato Guardiano. Richard è l'unico in grado di ricucire lo strappo del velo, ma dopo aver scatenato in maniera incontrollata i propri poteri magici latenti ha bisogno dell'aiuto delle Sorelle della Luce, una misteriosa confraternita di incantatrici da tutti ritenute una leggenda, che da secoli si dedica all'addestramento dei maghi. “Credo davvero che quest’opera sarà un evento, come Il signore degli anelli negli anni Sessanta.” Marion Zimmer Bradley “Un’opera fantasy fenomenale, di grande inventiva, che rivela senza ombra di dubbio uno dei maestri di questo genere letterario.” Piers Anthony “Un romanzo pieno di azione e di personaggi affascinanti, inventivo in modo sempre intelligente e originale.” Booklist
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An Epic of Awesome Power

Kahlan has at last gained the one goal she had always thought was beyond her grasp ... love. Against all odds, the ancient bonds of secret oaths, and the dark talents of men long dead, Richard has won her heart.

Amid sudden and disastrous events, Richard's life is called due to satisfy those treacherous oaths. To save his life, Kahlan must forsake Richard's love and cast him into the chains of slavery, knowing there could be no sin worse than such a betrayal.

Richard is determined to unlock the secrets bound in the magic of ancient oaths and to again be free. Kahlan, alone with the terrible truth of what she has done, must set about altering the course of a world thrown into war. But even that may be easier than ever winning back the heart of the only man she will ever love.

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A fantasy adventure in which a woman warrior, the Mother Confessor, leads a rag tag force of young people against the army of an evil tyrant, waging a campaign of extermination. By the author of the Wizard's First Rule.

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