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Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5) (original 1999; edition 2000)

by Terry Goodkind

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Title:Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Authors:Terry Goodkind
Info:Tor Fantasy (2000), Edition: 1st Mass Market Ed, Paperback, 800 pages
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Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind (1999)



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For a book that started out on such a great high, it started going downhill once we got to Anderith and just kept plummeting. I'd estimate that probably about 2/3 of this book were the politics and relationships of people in a town caught in the middle between two opposing armies, and only 1/3 about the main characters from the first 4 books who make an appearance at the beginning and then show up in the town near the last third of the book to try and convince them to join the correct side. As a reader if felt like a large amount of time was invested in a huge group of new characters that were extremely unsympathetic, and in the end whose story led nowhere but tragedy. And their contribution to the main story arc's heroic figure was only to make him lose faith in his fight basically. So overall, a disheartening read.... Don't get me wrong, there were some great points made about corrupt politicians and serving their own best interested instead of the people's, controlling education to control a populace, coverups, scapegoats, blaming the victims, absolute power corrupting absolutely, controlling the message and therefore the public sentiment, etc, etc..... and although I'm sure that experience for the main character will serve him well in the overall series story arc, it made for one long sad book. ( )
  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
pretty good. a lot of violence. Allies just don’t trust each other and that causes problems. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
really good! I almost had a heart attack when I thought Kahlan was dead at the end, but she wasn't. however, the focus on minor characters, such as Dalton Campbell and Fitch got a bit boring in the beginning. ( )
  almoskwa92 | Nov 4, 2016 |
I actually have read this book a couple of times, and most recently last year. I'm trying to post reviews for books I've read & enjoyed in the past.

Because of the tv shows, I decided I wanted to reread the series & catch up on the books I hadn't read yet. The first book in this series is still one of my all-time favorite books, ever. Fantasy & a big, fat, long book starting a series? This makes my heart beat a little faster :).

Anyways, this is one of those books that start slow. There's a lot of character development in the first half. I enjoy the whole history aspect of the book & how it ties together at the end. I love the Sisters. I'm sick of Kahlan whining uncharacteristically, and after rereading this book, I remembered that that was why I gave up on the series the first time. ( )
  anastaciaknits | Oct 29, 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 |
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Per salvare Richard dalla peste, Kahlan è stata costretta a richiamare dal Mondo Sotterraneo i tre Rintocchi: Vasi, Sentrosi e Rechani. Queste creature magiche possiedono un’abilità particolare, che consente loro di prosciugare la magia presente nella dimensione in cui sono state liberate. Ma ora, a causa della loro presenza, i popoli delle Terre Centrali rischiano di perdere i propri poteri magici, mettendo in pericolo non solo la vita di ognuno ma favorendo anche l’oscuro disegno di Jagang, il malvagio imperatore dell’Ordine Imperiale, dominato da un odio assoluto e irrefrenabile per la magia. Kahlan e Richard, in parte responsabili della situazione e della minaccia che incombe sul loro mondo, sono gli unici in grado di fermare e rispedire nell’aldilà i tre Rintocchi, e non vi è rischio o prezzo da pagare che non valga la salvezza delle Terre Centrali.

Continua, con questo quinto volume, il ciclo più acclamato della fantasy contemporanea
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0812551494, Mass Market Paperback)

Soul of the Fire is the fifth book in Terry Goodkind's wildly popular Sword of Truth saga. The previous books are: Wizard's First Rule, Stone of Tears, Blood of the Fold, and Temple of the Winds.

When last we saw our heroes--Richard Cypher (Lord Rahl) and Kahlan Amnell--they each had made enormous sacrifices to save one another from certain doom. To save her beloved, Khalan, Mother Confessor of the Midlands, had spoken the three chimes, summoning these chaotic beings from the world beyond and unwittingly releasing incredibly destructive power. Now the chimes are stealing souls, and malevolent forces are reshaping the world itself. To save everything from almost certain doom, Richard, Kahlan, and the wizard Zedd must hunt the elusive chimes and reharness them before it's too late.

Although comparisons to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series are inevitable, there's obviously enough room in the world for more than one blockbuster swords and sorcery series. With Soul of the Fire, fans of epic sagas will get their fill of adventure, magic, strange beings, and struggles for power as Goodkind delivers another thrilling episode of the Sword of Truth, with all the complexity and taut characterization we've come to expect from this master of fantasy. --Adam Fisher

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Seeker of Truth Richard Rahl and Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell must confront the Chimes, a magical force that they accidentally unleashed, before the Chimes can destroy them and ravage all of D'Hara

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