Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Third Kingdom By Terry Goodkind

The Third Kingdom by Terry Goodkind
Rated 4 of 5 stars.
Kindle Edition, 528 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Tor Books
Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in The Third Kingdom, the direct sequel to his #1 New York Times bestseller The Omen Machine.

Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man’s shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.
It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.
Three knives were buried up to their brass cross-guards in the man’s chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man’s chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man’s back. Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File.
He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up into his face.
That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death.

My Thoughts
After the Sword of Truth series, I was expecting more from Goodkind. The Omen Machine and The First Confessor weren't very good books. I thought The Third Kingdom would be just as bad. However, I was shocked. No, it is not as good as the SOT series, but it has its own flavor. The Third Kingdom eplains some things that are not in TFC. Richard was the main POV in this book. Goodkind through in a POV from Kahlin as if he forgot about her. She was uncontious for most of the book. I thought Goodkind would show us what was going on with Zed and the gang, but that never happened. We learn about a new kingdom. Hints the title The Third Kingdom, or the north wall. If you have not read The Omen Machine and The First Confessor. I highly recommend you check those books out before you read The Third Kingdom. So, lets just say over all, I really enjoyed this book. I some of the old Richard from SOT, but don't get me wrong he wasn't a bad as like he was in SOT. Goodkind brings in a new character named Sam or Samantha. She is how we find out about the Third Kingdom. So, make sure you pick up your copy of The Third Kingdom. So, over all this was an good book, but I was epecting the old Richard and Kahlan. Something more action pack, but Goodkind is listening to his fans because this book is much better than his prevous work

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  1. OH MY GOD! I saw this book at the store the other day. Looks amazing. So glad you have posted your own thoughts about this book.

  2. Yeah, it turned out to be pretty good.

  3. Yeah, it turned out to be pretty good.

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