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#1 Jan 23 2005 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Ive read every book in the series inluding the new one Chainfire back to back at least a dozen times no exageration. Lmao, i have the cover art for the book Faith of the Fallen tattooed on the back of my leg. My linkshell is called the DharanEmpire. I LOVE TERRY GOODKIND! if you liek to read as much as i do, leave a post!
#3 Feb 03 2005 at 6:23 AM Rating: Default
yeah it does
#4 Feb 10 2005 at 3:11 AM Rating: Good
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I read the series a couple times, the first couple books are acceptable entries into the fantasy genre but quickly grow tired with a constant reestablishment of past points as if we were half wits unable to remember the previous book. The series eventually degenerates as thinly veiled attacks on communism and pacifism while extorting the right of a nation to defend itself through all costs and methods.

Its poorly veiled political commentary of the times that rehashes itself book after book and failed to stay fresh and entertaining.

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#5 Feb 12 2005 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes. It is poorly veiled political commentary. And that's why I love it! I agree with Goodkind's political opinions, so I find those portions of the books enjoyable, and the parts that aren't political (there are still a lot of these in even the books that *really* get into it... I'm looking at you, Soul of the Fire, Faith of the Fallen, and Naked Empire) are some of the best fantasy writing I've ever seen. I genuinely care for so many of the characters, it's hard to think of another series that has so vividly brought its cast "to life". Of course, if you don't agree with Goodkind's politics, I could see how these books could be hard to suffer through.
#6 Feb 12 2005 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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It's a great series... but the last couple of books really don't feel right. I've read all of them (including Chainfire) and the last "great" entry in the series was Faith of the Fallen. The last couple have left me wondering "why where these written?" rather than thirsting for more like the other books did.
#7 Feb 12 2005 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I love SoT as well. I thought Chainfire was a great read. WFR, FotF, and CF are certainly my favorites. I think he's set it up for the last two books to be great ones. You have the statue "Life" on your leg? That is totally awesome! Any chance for a picture?
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#8 Mar 07 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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lol ill work on getting the pic up of my tattoo work on my leg ^^.
ty every that posted ^^
#9 Mar 12 2005 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got done reading Faith of the Fallen, for like the 7-8th time. That is most deffenetly my Favorite book. Not just of the SoT serries, but the best book that I've ever read. There are veary few books that can bring a tear to my eye.

I think for the SoT books, The single Books are amazing, but Robert Jordan has a better story line for his serries. But book to book, Goodkind is much better than Jordan. You just have to look at Goodkind's books as Single books, with a general theme from book to book. I've looked at them that way, and that way I'm not dissapointed at further books. I hated Pillers of Creation, and Naked Empire. I understand why they had to be introduced, but I still don't understad useing an entire book to explane un gifted rahl's. I haven't read Chainfire yet, but I have high hopes that they will get better.

And an interesting side thought, wasen't Drefan technically a supremely un-gifted Rahl, being the son of Darken Rahl. Meaning, the means of his "Closer" (Not trying to "Give it away") in that book shoulden't have happened that way : ) Just a thought, I believe it was the 3rd book that featured Richard's brother Drefan. Read it, and think to yourself... "Is Goodkind just writing individual books, and comeing up with new ideas? Or did he plan ahead and just missed a step" lmao
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