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Terry Goodkind, author of the enormously popular Sword of Truth novels, has forged perhaps his best yet, pitting Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell against threats to the freedom of the world. They both must struggle at opposite ends of the earth against the relentless, monolithic forces of the Imperial Order. A Sister of the Dark captures Richard and takes him deep into the Old World, to the very heart of the Order, while his beloved Kahlan remains behind. Free because of Richard's sacrifice for her, but unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, Kahlan violates not only prophecy but her last pledge to Richard, and raises an army against the advancing horde of the Imperial Order. Separated and fighting for their lives, Richard and Kahlan will be pushed to the limits of their endurance and tested in their love for one another.Once again, the master storyteller weaves a riveting spell that will captivate even more fans for this incredible series.
©2000 Terry Goodkind; (P)2000 Brilliance Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Notable for its engaging secondary characters, the novel also evinces flashes of sly wit....Goodkind's ingenious world-building will keep readers captivated." (Publishers Weekly)
"Kenneth's narration follows the intensity of the plot through battles and hardship, as well as dreams of love and caring human relationships. With Kenneth as guide, this book never lags." (AudioFile)
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By Sarah on 08-10-10

One of the most inspiring books ever written

By the time I reached this book in Goodkind's series, my interest in the Sword of Truth was waning. I love the characters of Richard and Kahlan, but after hearing about how there never was a moment's peace and one thing after another going wrong, I was getting fed up. Temple of the Winds nearly killed me, but I saw everything getting better during Soul of Fire, only to have it end horrifically. Terry, give us a break! I want to see my heros happy for more than five minutes.

However, during the first pages of Faith of the Fallen, my faith in these books was renewed. Faith of the Fallen has become one of my favorite books of all time. The story of hope and perseverance is truly touching, showing readers that in the darkest of times, hope will always shine through. Richard's strength and Kahlan's courage prove that these two characters are the best the literary world has. Goodkind captures the essence of the human spirit and the woes we deal with in our world today. He sums it up perfectly stating, "Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it." Never have there been better words to live by.

Technically, this book is fast paced and filled with action, although it is more hopeful than depressing. The plot is direct and the characters are engaging. Goodkind's writing is masterful.

Faith of the Fallen is the beacon of this series and urges the reader to continue on. You won't be disappointed to see Richard and Kahlan to the end.

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By Alain on 12-04-08

Probably the Best of the Bunch

This might be the best of Goodkind's books certainly as good if not better than the 1st one. The writing has improved since book 4 AND the reader fits the writing perfectly. It starts out slower and takes a while to develop but the 4th section (or mp3) that makes up the entire book is finishing with a bang.

I haven't even finished the book and I felt the need to write this review. Nice job Goodkind

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By Rachel on 01-31-09

a while to get started

I do love this series, but this is not one of the best. I thought it really took a while to get started. The blurb basically told me what was going to happen for the first part. I still really enjoyed it though, lots of fighting with the army, a bit like book 2.

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By Anonymous User on 12-16-17

Good if you like the series.

Reading was a bit wooden and story a bit preachy. Still enjoying the series though.

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By Julian on 08-05-17

Another great chapter of the story

Not too much to think about... Just read/listen to the whole thing. These books are awesome!

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By Matthew on 10-12-16

The Best Story of the Series

This episode of the Sword of Truth series had me listening intently to each chapter keen to find out what would happen next. It was thoroughly entertaining yet still had me wondering how things would turn out for Richard and Kahlan.

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