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The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind

The Pillars of Creation (2002)

by Terry Goodkind

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Definitely my least favourite of the entire series. Instead of sticking with the characters I've grown so attached to, The Pillars of Creation follows an obscure character who we initially know nothing about. Eventually, her connection to Richard is made clear, however she is one of the most boring and tedious characters I have read. Her stubborness to keep her view of an 'evil' Richard Rahl, is absolutely infuriating. I understand the importance of her character, and those that are like her, to the rest of the story, but I still can't help dreading reading this book. To be honest, I always end up skimming through it just to get to the next Richard and Kahlan story. ( )
  sasta | Feb 1, 2017 |

The slowest waste of time in the series. A huge step down in the quality of the books. It just dragged! ( )
  flyboysgu | Jan 13, 2017 |
mainly deals with Jennsen Rahl, Richard’s half sister. All about those who don’t have even a spark of magic and how they affect the world ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Really good! was mad that Jennsen thought Richard wanted to kill her for most of the book. and Sebastian totally caught me off guard! it was kinda sad in a way, cause he actually did love her. enough to kill himself after she wished him dead. ( )
  almoskwa92 | Nov 4, 2016 |
It was alright. I was happy with how it turned out, especially when Betty re-appeared! Richard and Kahlan only make a brief appearance in the book. It's mostly about Jennsen, and a bit about Oba, who are ungifted children of Darken Rahl and half-sister and half-brother to Richard. I really couldn't stand the parts where Oba appeared and how warped his thinking was. ( )
  LindaLiu | Apr 15, 2016 |
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Dedicated to the people in the United States Intelligence Community who, for decades, have valiantly fought to preserve life and liberty, while being ridiculed, condemned, demonized, and shackled by the jackals of evil.
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Picking through the dead man's pockets, Jennsen Daggett came across the last thing in the world she would ever have expected to find.
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Seven books into his Sword of Truth series, author Terry Goodkind continues to expand and enlarge the fantasy realm D'Hara. But with the Pillars of Creation he takes a detour from his usual approach, leaving his primary protagonists in the background to spin a story of one woman's battle to discover the truth of her heritage.

Told in vivid and often gruesome detail, Goodkind's fable grabs the reader with a familiar archetypal theme: a young woman, Darken Rahl's illegitimate daughter Jennsen, flees her home in the wake of murderous forces rising from her lineage. She runs in the shadows of Lord Richard Rahl's domain with a spy sent by Emperor Jagang, the enemy of D'Hara. With his help, she journeys across the entire realm, chasing rumor and misinformation to ultimately discover the truth of her heritage.

Loyal readers, who know the truth that Jennsen seeks, may find this book tedious as they wonder when Lord Richard Rahl and Mother Confessor Kahlan are going to swoop in and save the day. But Goodkind appears to be challenging readers, and perhaps himself, to see the benevolent administration of Richard Rahl from its underside and from an opposition perspective. The change in perspective works up to a point. Goodkind has created a fast-paced adventure story that might be appreciated by diehard fans if they can leave their longing for the status quo at the door. --Jeremy Pugh

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Jennsen, the illegitimate daughter of Darken Rahl, flees her home into the shadows of Lord Richard Rahl's domain with a spy sent by Emperor Jagang, the enemy of D'Hara. Pursued by dark forces Jennsen searches for a sorceress she thinks holds the keys to her destiny.… (more)

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