Things begin to become a little repetative by the third book in this series. The story is again very well thought out and the characters are well drawn. Many of the characters are on separate quests in this book which undermines the story as a whole. It was much more enjoyable when everybody was together fighting the central problem.
Richard takes his role as Master Rahl and must save all the Midlands from the Dream Walker -- even if it means usurping the Mother Confessor as ruler. Much better than book 2 of the series!
I love the way the author puts you in an imagination realm. It's like living there yourself.
Great adult fantasy series. Themes include, but are ont limited to sexual undertones as well as severe torture. A very good read if you do not mind these themes.
From Publishers Weekly
After unwittingly destroying the magical wards that had sealed off the Old World from the New for 3000 years, the war wizard Richard Cypher discovers that he has inadvertently created a gate through which the evil Keeper, Emperor Jagang, and his minions can enter the land. Separated from his beloved, the former Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, who is in hiding to avoid being executed by the people she once served, Richard must now accept the power of his father, Darken Rahl, and use all of his magical abilities to defeat Jagang, to save Kahlan and to close the gate. As in the two previous novels of The Sword of Truth fantasy cycle (Stone of Tears, etc.), Goodkind builds an intricate plot teeming with violence, treachery and intrigue. Newcomers to the series may find it a challenge to get up to speed, but once they do, they?as well as Goodkind's large, loyal readership?will delight in a complex epic fantasy that crackles with vigor and magical derring-do. Author tour.
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