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#1 Jul 04 2005 at 12:57 AM Rating: Good
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just finished reading Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind, very awesome book, well written and rather nicely balenced.

thought i might suggest it to some of yall ^^
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#2 Jul 05 2005 at 2:34 AM Rating: Decent
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just finished reading Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind, very awesome book, well written and rather nicely balenced.

thought i might suggest it to some of yall ^^

Been covered a couple times, the series starts out well, I enjoyed it. It eventually becomes stretched out and predictable with to much Deus ex machina to get out of already silly situations. Eventually in the last couple books it becomes poorly guised and even more poorly and rudimentarily thought out political propaganda against everything from Communism to Pacifism.
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#3 Jul 05 2005 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Propaganda in the last ones, very much so, but I still think it's a good series even if the beginning books are stronger.

I don't think the drop off is anything compared to the slide the Wheel of Time series takes.
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#4 Jul 05 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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With the last couple of book in sword of truth its the same thing rehashed over and over. He suffers from the unexplicable need to re-explain everything as the series goes on as if the reader had not read the preceding books or was incapable of memorizing it.

Plus the story suffers from the same fate as WoT in that he is dragging it out and dragging it out, **** the one book only featured the main characters for perhaps a total of 50-100 pages of its entire 700 pages.

Then there is always some insurmountable odds that Richard has to over come that keeps getting more dire and more dire and then it usually boils down to a solution as ludicrous as batman pulling his Bat~tastic anti shark spray from his nifty bat belt in order to get rid of the shark that is about to attack him. It was okay in the beginning but as it goes on it becomes more absurd and grasping at straws.

I think that the poorly hidden politics and the repetition both of exposition and theme kills the series. That and it becomes nothing more than a soap opera just in a fantasy setting.
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#5 Jul 05 2005 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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i feel that both series suffer from the same problem. the author started with a good concept and just gradually lost his way and train of thought. then they tied to make it stretch because the books were selling.
#6 Jul 13 2005 at 9:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree, Im all for a trilogy but these days anything longer than a trilogy just isnt worth my time. Unless the whole series is out already.
#7 Jul 13 2005 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I struggled to get through the first book, then just quit after the first chapter in book 2.

It's not my type of story I guess, I just can't like it at all.


#8 Sep 30 2005 at 6:39 AM Rating: Good
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I loved this book. I wasn't expecting it to be good when I started it, glad I decided to give it a go.
I still think about this story from time to time, I should go read it again. ^^
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#9 Oct 12 2005 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
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"sword of truth" i heard this many times what is it.
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#10 Oct 16 2005 at 11:08 PM Rating: Decent
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The Sword of Truth is the first book in this series (I have no idea when it will end)

I kind of lost interest after the whole "Richards a love slave building a statue" thing. I enjoyed the first few books, the first one especially.

I don't know but it almost just kind of drones on now...I couldn't put the first few down, they had rich plots but the current book is just too...I dont want to say wordy but it seems to have an agenda all its own.

PIck up the book, read it for yourself. The softcover shouldnt be more than 6 or 8 dollars. Most libraries also carry the series.
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#11 Dec 06 2005 at 3:57 AM Rating: Decent
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The Sword of Truth is the first book in this series (I have no idea when it will end)

Sword of Truth is the name of the series, not the first book.
The first book is titled Wizards First Rule.
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#12 Dec 09 2005 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah i think in the last two books the author is trying to make stuff up using the same ideas in the first books. The whole additive and negative magic thing was all right. Then came the people who can control other magic users. But then it started getting sad with the whole book where he starts building that stupid state. There are socerers who are 'flip-side' from others so their magic does not hurt eachother. And then all of a sudden, oh! there are people who are black holes for magic making it null and void. He always attempts to trump the main characters strengths with something that makes Richard ineffective. But lo and behold Richard ends up finding a way. <yawn>
#13 Jan 21 2006 at 4:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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I couldn't even finish this book.. way to much .. umm....gore.. maybe thats not the right word but.. Its really not what I expect from a fantasy book. Also...using modern day names and foods.. terms in general.. really doesn't sit well in a fantasy book.. IMO
Also... maybe I missed something but..the whole not explaining what a seeker was...that really got on my nerves fast. maybe he explained it in the last 1/4 of the book that I didn't read but the point is it would have been better to explain that to begin with. Was there something about that that added to the book by being mysterious?

#14 Apr 14 2006 at 6:19 AM Rating: Decent
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First book was OK. After that the books had me hooked. But the last 2 books have dissapointed me greatly. I actually put one of em down halfway thru and didn't get back to it for over a year. Usually if that happens it goes into the graveyard (bookcase) and never comes out.

I was out of new books and needed something to read >.>
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#15 Jan 17 2007 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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The series started great but as was already said got pretty boring and repetative. That's okay tho, it comes to an end this year when the last book of the chainfire trilogy is released. I really can't wait to be done with this series.
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#16 May 14 2007 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Even though the series got to be the same ole thing over and over, I kept reading through Chainfire but haven't picked up Phantom yet. I had to move on.
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