This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Dust People, remnant husks created by the Lifedrinker. Goodkind had a really interesting concept started with Nicci and Nathan's adventure and he could have done so much more with it, including developing the lands in which they traveled more thoroughly. Now that the latter has solidified his rule, Nicci travels the world helping spread the word of his benevolence and letting everyone know that the world is free, while accompanied by the ex-prophet and wizard Nathan. At the beginning of this story Nathan decides to seek out the witch called Red, and Nicci offers to go along with him for protection, knowing they can trust no one and must be prepared for anything. The idea behind the plot is intriguing, but it doesn't fit into the SoT world.
We catch glimpses of her darker side via flashback throughout this book. But one of them may not be all they seem. He has over 20 million copies in print and has been translated into more th Terry Goodkind is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, creator of the television show The Legend of the Seeker, and writer of the self-published epic, The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus a prequel and origin story of the first Mother Confessor. Goodkind had a really interesting concept started with Nicci and Nathan's adventure and he could have done so much more with it, including developing the lands in which they traveled more thoroughly. Barron is a bit of a mess. To cure himself he used magic which casused him to drain the entire valley of life. I would recommend longtime readers of Terry Goodkind to give this a shot.
De gustibus non est disputandum: In matters of taste there can be no disputes. The Lifedrinker himself, a student who after using a magical spell that went wrong turned into the Lifedrinker, an unstoppable force draining the life out of people and the world. As it is with all Goodkind books, the story is dark and grim. I am extremely wary of picking up this book because I don't want to see Goodkind do to her what he did to Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, and Cara in the Richard and Kahlan series. .
Archived from on December 2, 2008. Terry Goodkind has begun an all new epic entitled Death's Mistress. I think that the star shift has brought us closer to their realm so that they now have the power to step into our world and hurt us. When I found out that Goodkind was writing a spin off from the Sword of Truth series I pre-ordered the book right away. I wonder why narrators do not do research of what has been done previously, those could have been easily avoidable mistakes.
Now, I've finally decided that enough is enough. Giving Nicci her own series is a good idea. Nathan has lost his magic ever since the Omen Machine was returned to the underworld. There's no goal, no drive, and no passion. Thistle who you encounter late on in the book who sort of becomes like a daughter to Nicci was a decent addition to the story and it helped humanize Nicci who does come across as very cold before this. For the first time in a long time I'm going to have to read a book as the early narration destroyed this for me 3 of 3 people found this review helpful Packs in a lot of action What did you like best about Death's Mistress? A Narrator that knew at least some of the context, previously used pronunciations and was able to read the words correctly and not the words they thought they saw.
Thanks to all of you who read my other Goodkind reviews, and all of you who liked and commented on them. Even though he had seen the countless skulls, Nathan ignored the danger and strode forward with a hand raised in greeting. Together Nicci, Nathan, and other travelers will go on an epic adventure with loads of death, battles, and more death. Supporting characters are also well-written and fleshed out, leading to some highly emotional and shocking surprises near the end. The world was a weakness of this book. Originally reviewed at Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for review consideration.
Little do Nicci and Nathan know, that by embarking on this adventure they will also be a part of something much bigger, bringing back peace and hope to many along the way. Mankind was nearly eradicated by the seemingly unstoppable beasts until the gods sent the great hero, Ramrowan, to save them. There has been little attention given to this subject in previous books. Both have lots of painfully long stories to tell about their abusive past lives. Nathan is a far more affable character, the opposite of Nicci and together they make a good duo.
However, I am giving this book a B-. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, their lone surviving mage, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. I will say the beginning may be a little tricky to get into. I had no clue who she was before I started this book but Goodkind does an excellent job of explaining her back story throughout the first half of the book to give the reader an idea of who this person is and what they went through. So much darkness in this world still. I looked at the end and it's clear that this wandering story isn't for me. She brushed a few stray pine needles and the ragged lace of a torn spiderweb from her black travel dress.
I do read some fantasy every now and again. The biggest misstep of the writing is the focus on sex and rape. This is only a small issue though, as the character development was generally good. Supporting characters are also well-written and fleshed out, leading to some highly emotional and shocking surprises near the end. While I did find that he redeemed himself exceptionally well with the final 2 books, I also found he got tirelessly repetitive again wit Let me be honest here. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying.
The writing is fast-paced, the journey quick, the chapters very short some only two pages , the overcoming of obstacles way too easy for adults. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. There was so much non stop action that the development took a back seat. Bannon is originally from Chiriya, a small island of cabbage farmers — sniggers! I just we could have seen more character development throughout this book. In fact I was so freakin amazed by Nicci's magical prowess I've talked a couple of SoT diehards into reading this because it was so so so satisfying to see our heroine do her thing in a way Richard never seemed to! Wizard Nathan and Sorceress Nicci are an unlikely teamed charactered driven duo that have discovered a dramatic reconfiguration of magic in the Goodkind created universe. I have read the Sword of Truth series and I enjoyed them very much.