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The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, Book 7) (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Terry Goodkind

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Title:The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, Book 7)
Authors:Terry Goodkind
Info:Tor Books (2002), Edition: 1st, Mass Market Paperback, 736 pages
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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 |
Weird entry in the series. Took a long time getting where it needed to go with a lot of unnecessary filler. Eventually, however, it got there and the final quarter of the book was pretty strong. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This is my least favorite of all the books in this series. The main characters are just irritating and from what I understand, Terry makes a bit of a statement on America or the world at this time through this book. It's a bit preachy in a underhanded way.

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  Schlyne | Nov 12, 2015 |
With each new book in this series, I am worried that my interest will wane. However, I should know by now not to doubt the amazing Terry Goodkind. I am always most happily surprised that Goodkind can still engage the reader on such an intense level, time after time. Book seven focuses on two family members unknown to Richard, both of whom were viciously hunted by Darken Rahl. Jennsen's story is more central, and she unwittingly makes many mistakes as she determines to discover more about who she really is. Oba's story is utterly appalling; I can't say much for fear of spoilers. Eventually Richard and Kahlan meet them both at a place called The Pillars of Creation, and Jennsen is finally able to make a fresh start. ( )
  silva_44 | Oct 30, 2015 |
Where the hell were Richard and Kahlan throughout the majority of this book? Jensen is a pretty interesting character, but she was pretty much dropped after this and Naked Empire. It was an interesting tangent, seriously, but one I could do without. ( )
  jms001 | Jun 14, 2015 |
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0765340747, Mass Market Paperback)

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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