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

by Terry Goodkind (Author)

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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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Title:Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Authors:Terry Goodkind (Author)
Info:Tor Fantasy (2000), Edition: 1st, 800 pages
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The story was not quite as good as book 4, but the narrator was very good and a distinct improvement. Richard and Kahlan remain separated for a significant part of the story, as do most of the main characters. The story follows activities of the different groups of people, but the weak point is that overall, this book doesn't advance the main story to any substantial degree. There is a good and satisfying ending, and the world is fleshed out and kept interesting. ( )
  JohnKaess | Jul 23, 2020 |
A good continuation of the series. I was a little disappointed with the beginning, but once it got going, the story moved quickly. ( )
  jrg1316 | Jun 20, 2019 |
A beautifully crafted Fantasy and Adventure type story, with thrilling experiences for the reader, as well as characters you won't soon forget. Goodkind does it again. Whole-heartedly impressed. ( )
  Daxmunro | Dec 31, 2018 |
(Original Review, 2002)

"Hissing, hackles lifting, the chicken's head rose. Kahlan pulled back. Its claws digging into stiff dead flesh, the chicken slowly turned to face her. It cocked its head, making its comb flop, its wattles sway. "Shoo," Kahlan heard herself whisper. There wasn't enough light, and besides, the side of its beak was covered with gore, so she couldn't tell if it had the dark spot, But she didn't need to see it. "Dear spirits, help me," she prayed under her breath. The bird let out a slow chicken cackle. It sounded like a chicken, but in her heart she knew it wasn't. In that instant, she completely understood the concept of a chicken that was not a chicken. This looked like a chicken, like most of the Mud People's chickens. But this was no chicken. This was evil manifest."

In "Soul of the Fire" by Terry Goodkind.

Goodkind is responsible for the worst thing ever written by a human being; the now legendary evil chicken scene (above).

I read along the fantasy cliches and admittedly fascinated by the creepily detailed sex and torture scenes - wow, there are adults who write this sort of smut in fantasy? A woman who can’t have sex because she’ll have an orgasm which will destroy her partner (and why can’t she just masturbate beforehand?)? A hero who gets deflowered by a sexy S&M torture nymph? Torture, torture, torture, big hulking Teutonic soldier men, graphic sexual violence, wow how does this sort of thing get published next to Tolkien? But one book is a bad taste curiosity, a whole series of increasingly unhinged writing is just appalling. His books are ranty ultra-conservative bullshit with bizarrely detailed descriptions of near rape, child dissection, sexual torture, child killing, sexual assault, kicking children in the face, rape, cheesy romantic sex, evil chickens, intelligent goats, and attractive women in either skintight dresses (somehow their curves always got described, of course) or skintight leather (how do they sneak up on enemies in the dark? How much talc do they have to wear?). It is near explicitly described that these things are what happens to society when it doesn’t follow Objectivism, and I’m not kidding. I just hope the covers put people off..

Goodkind is not only a hack, he's an Ayn Rand hack. "Wizard's First Rule" is the only book that I have purposefully abandoned at a train station, hoping that it would go to some "Lost Items" limbo. Maybe it’s still there...

[2018 edit: Urgh, did not need this reminder of the crap I read back in the day.] ( )
  antao | Oct 30, 2018 |
pretty good. a lot of violence. Allies just don’t trust each other and that causes problems. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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Gianni, NicolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parkinson, KeithCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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