Confessor (Sword of Truth) [Terry Goodkind] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, . Confessor by Terry Goodkind, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Confessors were an order of women first created during the Great War as a means of ascertaining the truth beyond doubt. They were created by Wizard Merritt.

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At least I got closure, and it is good to see an author devote a bit of time to events after the final battle. The lessons learned created a rock-solid philosophy valuing life and the Boxes –the magic of life– are the key to preserving that life and resolving the conflict. Stone of Godokind by Terry Goodkind.

In a way i am more religious than most people, but i can think freely about these subjects. What made me very happy with Goodkind was that he never diminished her character in favour of making Richard appear more powerful; he also added more dimensions to her personality as the series progressed.

Until Nicci discovers that Richard memorized a false copy of the Book of Counted Shadows in Phantom, the reader went 9 books thinking this was the key to opening the Boxes.

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The book is almost pages too. Zedd discovers that The Wizard’s Keep is being affected by the contamination of the chimes and must be abandoned. It is appropriate that the battle come back to this moment because over the course of 11 books, Richard has taught us the value of life. Measure of the Magic, The. It never seems like its a real threat, just a mild annoyance.

He wants Kahlan to have had her memory completely erased. The magic of the Confessors destroyed the person touched by their power, in the sense that such a person would lose their free will, and would submit their lives to the Confessor. That is what I would do with this power. I don’t want to make this sound like it was like pulling teeth, but it was certainly like having lead boots. So if there was ever any doubt in my mind that Goodkind was using this series as a thin veneer for preaching his personal philosophies on morality and faith vs reason it was instantly expelled on reading this book.


Another one that started out well and sucked me in! And then Richard opens the Box of Orden. Many rulers tried to force Confessors under their command, which caused the Mother Confessor to dethrone these rulers and replace them with ones who understood that Confessors were independent individuals.

After 11 books, my thoughts I am pretty sure that most of the haters are people who don’t like Ayn Rand, and more probably people who are strong believers of their religion. Throughout the series, there is always some war or battle going on and as with most real wars, the worst off are the women and there is a lot of violence aimed at women in the series.

His team meets and defeats Jagang’s team. I loved it and continued to buy each following one he wrote with great enthusiasm. At the Palace, Nathan assumes Richard is dead and, acting on Richard’s instructions, accepts Jagang’s terms of surrender, which include surrendering Nicci to Jagang and giving the Order’s Sisters access to the Garden of Life in order to open the boxes. Just the sheer pompous arrogance of the writing alone was worth a sigh and an eye roll.

TOR Fantasy has sunk to a low level indeed, in agreeing to bank on the latter half of this dismal series. We watch it to see Star Wars people doing Star Wars things. I resolved to stick this series out, based on how good the first half was and based on a desire to I’m glad this series is finally done.

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Because it wouldn’t be a real belief. Goodkind ties the threads together and you almost need a program for that as all the players from the other ten books get called into the action you’ll at least get an end to the story. At the time I recognized three of these roughs as perfect for the Chainfire Trilogy.


Lists with This Book. Sign In Don’t have an account? Why was I reading it, you might ask? Richard explains that all connfessor the Books of Counted Shadows were false keys confesosr the boxes; whereas if they had the true key, they would still fail by reason of malicious intent.

To be honest, this guy was not a character. Because why wouldn’t we? Overlooking those parts, the overall pace of the whole of Confessor was frenetic making it close to impossible to put the book aside for even a little while.

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There are stakes to the action, characters we know and love die, other characters are captured and taken away, the action is well described, exciting and tense.

There is a lot of good action, some very powerful character moments. Wizard Merrit ‘s magical experiment on Magda Searus proved extremely successful, and as such an connfessor order of women was founded for the cultivation and protection of this amazing power.

But that’s just me! Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. In other words, it was a lot of wasted space in the story for nothing of value. I will probably never re-read this entire series. This meant that a Confessor could never marry for love.

It’s just a rerun from a previous season to fill time in the schedule. His characters acted according upon this ideal countless times throughout the series.

Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school.

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The book ends with the marriage of Cara and General Meiffert. That being said, I have most of these books in hardcover. I finished this book in two days and lost a little sleep finishing it up last night, but it was well worth it. No one, I ‘ve been waiting for it to come out forever! He normally wins via Deus ex Machina, which is very unsatisfying.