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Faith of the Fallen (2000)

by Terry Goodkind

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Amazing! So Nicci redeems herself...I'm wondering how long tht's going 2 last. Oh and Slave Revolt=awesomeness! ( )
  almoskwa92 | Nov 4, 2016 |
Goodkind is at his best when providing social commentary that feels relevant as well as interesting, wrapping it around a fascinating story that stands out from the rest of the series as the uncontested best of the bunch. Many of the clichés used in his earlier novels are absent, Kahlan escapes the obnoxiously overused role of the damsel in distress for the most part and this is probably as enjoyable as she's ever been and probably ever will be. It introduces us to what is probably the deepest and most tragic character of the franchise and gives us a much needed new perspective of the antagonists of the last three books, and thankfully the underworld and the keeper are barely even mentioned. The primary message of the Sword of Truth series seems to culminate in its entirely in the climax of this book, it's probably the best thing Goodkind has ever written and has yet to be topped. ( )
  Regulan | Sep 13, 2016 |
En av mina favoritseriers bästa bok i mening. Jag älskar fantasy men denna serie är minst lika fylld av politik och religiösa konflikter. Huvudkaraktärernas roll är inte alltid att vara en hjälte i det mest ortodoxa vis, utan finner sig ofta i en roll där de visar omvärlden deras egna missdömmen. Denna boken är det perfekta exemplet.
  LiterateHare | Sep 6, 2016 |
It got better in the end, but yet again Richard was kidnapped. I liked the beginning when they were living in the woods while Kahlan recuperated, but the grinding twisted ideals of Nicci and the Order really did my head in. It was draining. So glad things turned around at the end. Final 200 pages were unput-downable, but middle 200 could probably have been tackled in half the pages or less... ( )
  LindaLiu | Mar 20, 2016 |
How did this drek get published? Richard and Kahlan have become mere mouthpieces spouting the author's insane propaganda, and the writing (never particularly good to begin with) is astoundingly awful. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
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She didn't remember dying.
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As his beloved Kahlan lies close/ to death, Richard Rahl, who distrusts prophecy more than anyone, is confronted by a compelling vision - one hat bears a terrible price. It would mean taking Kahlan away to safety while abandoning his people to a grim fate.

As savage hordes stand poised to invade their homeland, Richard and Kahlan's devotion, not only to each other but to their cause and their duty, is imperiled in the descending fury of war. 

Amid the turmoil, Nicci, a woman from Richard's past, haunted by her memory of him, makes a fateful decision. Despite Nicci's hunger to understand the source of Richard's indomitable will, her burning passion to destroy him commits her to the unthinkable.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 081257639X, Mass Market Paperback)

Fantasy series fans may argue over the relative merits of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth, George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, and Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, but in a world of middle books that go nowhere and endless waits between episodes, Goodkind is certainly still serving up some of the best fantasy on today's menu.

The Seeker of Truth and his Mother Confessor sweetie are both looking a little worse for the wear after their chime-hunt in Soul of the Fire. To top that off, Lord Rahl finds himself a reluctant prophet with the vision that their cause, the fight for freedom against the Imperial Order, is essentially sunk. (Chalk that up to part of the Wizard's First Rule: people really are stupid.) The two lovers soon find themselves separated, Richard off to the Old World thanks to treacherous Sister of the Dark Nicci, and Kahlan left behind, forced to betray Richard and his prophecy by raising an army to fend off the approaching armies of Emperor Jagang.

Whether it's fair or not, Goodkind will likely get beaten up a bit for visiting the trough once too often, à la Jordan. But fear not: Faith of the Fallen does progress at a good clip, and its conclusion--while by no means a final payout--should satisfy. --Paul Hughes

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:00 -0400)

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Sequel to Soul of Fire. When a Sister of the Dark captures Richard, he makes a desperate sacrifice to ensure that his beloved Kahlan remains free.

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