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Faith Of The Fallen - A Sword Of Truth Novel (original 2000; edition 2000)

by Terry Goodkind

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Title:Faith Of The Fallen - A Sword Of Truth Novel
Authors:Terry Goodkind
Info:Tor: Tom Doherty Associates (2000), Hardcover
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Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind (2000)

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I enjoy the Sword of Truth series but this book I think is my favorite one. It chronicles conditions in a community in which the Order has controlled for a long time. A community governed by rules that control commerce in order to take care of the poor and underprivileged. It sheds light on what it is like to be in a welfare society. ( )
  LisaKramer96 | Feb 4, 2019 |
This was the second time that I'd read 'Faith of the Fallen,' and for the second time I have been completely blown away by Terry Goodkind's incredible skill. The new characters we meet in this (The sixth instalment of the Sword of Truth series) are so realistic and relatable. I found myself rooting for both sides at points; both The Order, and the people of the Midlands. It is shocking for me to have re-read something and to have it still be as enchanting and spectacular as the first time I glimpsed such work. The plot was well crafted and I found that in many ways, The Order represented a sort of corrupt religion, inspiring faith through threat and false promises alone (like some politicians as well I suppose.) I loved that we got to explore more of Sister Nicci's past within this stunning volume. The drama hardly ever lets up and keeps you wanting more, more, more. I would definitely recommend this to everyone I know. ( )
  Daxmunro | Dec 31, 2018 |
I was a bit leery after the last book, but after a bit of a slow start I really liked this one.

The slow start was mostly a because of the extensive backstory (100ish pages) of a character that we hadn't seen much of in the series before and not for many books at that, but the backstory became important and more relevant as that character reemerged in the series and took center stage. The main characters held center stage for most of this story (except for that early backstory), and the backstory was relevant (unlike a bunch of the previous book), and quite a few of the side characters that I've loved and missed got some page time and storylines in this book which was excellent. We lost some characters in this book too, as in all war stories, and they will be missed....but we also gained some really interesting personalities in the old world too.

My biggest complaint is a bit of a repetitive storyline plot devise that is emerging..... .... the storyline of Richard being abducted and only through his strength in that ordeal being able to win over different groups is getting a bit repetitive....it's the third time now, right? If he is going to win over hearts and minds one on one through personal capture to each this is going to be a really long war. ( )
  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
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 |
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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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