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Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind

Faith of the Fallen (2000)

by Terry Goodkind

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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 |
Kind of frustrating in the extent Terry Goodkind goes to show the ridiculousness of certain people and their views, however, overall this is an entertaining story. ( )
  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 |
Probably the best of the series so far.
The most like Atlas Shrugged - got the objectivism philosophy over more strongly than the rest in the series. ( )
  bashour | Dec 24, 2015 |
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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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