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  • Hardcover
  • 587 pages
  • Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10)
  • Terry Goodkind
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
  • 9780765305244

10 thoughts on “Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10)

  1. says:

    Goodkind imitates one of his characters, Jagang the Just, as he tortures this story and rapes his plot to the point where he stretches this one hundred page novella into a 673 page brick.Almost nothing happens in this book Mostly the characters talk And talk And talk They tell each other things they ve already told other characters We ve all heard of Show, don t tell Someone needs to tell Goodkind to Tell, don t show I don t need all this plot recounting I don t need the same conversation to take place between different sets of characters in each book At one point, they spend, no exaggeration, 133 pages on one single conversation Seriously Go count 133 pages on just how evil the Commun er, the libera I mean, the Empire is.I m not the first to point out that every single novel in this series centers on Richard struggling to avoid losing his freedom and Kahlan struggling to avoid being sexually assaulted In this novel, where Kahlan is invisible to most people, she is sexually assaulted or threatened by virtually every man who sees her And the thirty pages of buildup to Jagang almost raping her should be wonderful reading to all the social misfits reading this series who can t get a woman into bed with them willingly As usual with Goodkind, his lovingly detailed portrayal of the depravity of his villain is so over the top as to be comical when I m not wondering why Goodkind loves to focus on rape so much.As for the quality of the writing itself, the most annoying thing here is Goodkind s use of anachronisms The characters use a great deal of twentieth century slang that pops me out of Goodkind s world every time This reads like a draft at times, not like polished copy.The first chapter does a fairly good job of setting up suspense The last one does a good job of setting up the next novel as the culmination of all this mess In between, Goodkind could use a good editor, to cut out his anachronisms, shorten the interminable conversations, and slash out all the frustrated teenager wet dream fodder Then he d have a pretty tight novella.


  2. says:

    Richard is the smartest man in the world, do what he says.The End.


  3. says:

    I m still committed to finishing the series, but this is beginning to get tedious Undoubtedly Goodkind gets paid by the word, because he keeps repeating things He repeats things over and over Granted, in a series this long, one needs to repeat things that the reader may have forgotten But one does not need to keep repeating things that were just repeated 30 pages ago in the same book.You have no idea how annoying it can be to read something where the author keeps repeating things over and over unless you have actually read something where the author keeps repeating the same things over and over I wish I could find some example online of this sort of writing technique one where things get repeated, with tiny variations, over and over but alas, it seems to be unique to books that are five times longer than they need to be because the author s overinflated ego and low opinion of his readers makes it appear necessary to continually repeat virtually the same text, over and over.I have this sneaking suspicion that I ve already read 90% of the last book, without ever having laid eyes on it And yet, I m going to read it anyway, but not before the library gets a copy EDIT OK, so I had to buy it, but at least it was from the cut out bin, which was hardly a surprise.


  4. says:

    To my everloving shame, I seem to have waylayed my reading of these books for a bit than a decade Oops But apart from a few minor quibbles I had with the series from before, I really did enjoy them.Their direct and not so direct homages to WoT, the traditional feel of quest laden fantasy and rather brutal over the top wallowing in torture and grimdark horror, and of course our rather overpowered and mythically pure Richard following the last book s rather dark turn Chainfire, or the wiping out of his wife, the Mother Confessor, from everyone s memories Only he remembers her, but worse, other creatures, like dragons and unspecified other ideas and memories are getting lost, progressively Even the understanding of magic The corruption is preparing to wipe out everyone.And if that isn t bad enough, there s also that army of philosophical darkness relying on a future world and abnegation of life on this one that is about to roll over every existing land, treating every living man and woman and child like nothing than an inconvenience Where every soldier considers themselves expendable Where all women are treated like playthings and death REALLY IS preferable.I really did enjoy this book, no matter how dark this sounds But why Ahhh, the reason is a double edged sword I ve never reviewed his other books but there s this one little aspect that I both LOVE and HATE, heavy handedly doling out the philosophy in a big way.Oh What philosophy Objectivism As in, Ayn Rand I personally love the crap out of Objectivism and really appreciate how Goodkind turns each of these novels into a vehicle for loving life and pooping all over rotters and self abnegators and anyone who thinks that coercion is a good thing However Goodkind spends about half the novel in great action, battles, cool magic system stuff, worldbuilding, heart wrenching emotion and horrors and the OTHER half in carefully deconstructing everything that s happening in the world and situation in terms of Objectivism With a very heavy hand Holding a big iron objectivism bar Or a sword Called Truth lolEven for someone who loves this shit, it IS a bit much A subtler presentation would have left me in pure delight.No big deal I still enjoyed the hell out of it I m almost tempted to pick up the next novel right away But I will get to it, regardless.


  5. says:

    What is there left to say about Terry Goodkind and The Sword of Truth saga that hasn t been said before At times, he has been nothing less than brilliant Wizard s First Rule and Stone of Tears are classics of epic fantasy They were fresh, they were original, and they were challenging The Seeker of Truth the Mother Confessor the Mord Sith daring, creative, fascinating concepts, with believable characters behind them The philosophical moralizing was heavy handed at times, yes, but still a welcome change from the typically spiritual distinction between good and evil.After that, the series began slipping downhill Goodkind admitted that he was interested in exploring his philosophies than in following the plotting of an epic fantasy and boy did it show Action gave way to talk, and talk gave way to well, talk What was once original became boringly repetitive.Ironically, it was a book that hardly featured Richard or Kahlan at all that recaptured my interest Pillars of Creation was not what I expected after 6 volumes, and I couldn t have been pleased There was still talk than action, but Lauren breathed new life into a stale series Too bad Naked Empire couldn t sustain it.That brings us to Chainfire I generally loathe it when characters are stripped of their powers identities, just to create tension and restart a sagging plot It rarely works for me, and this was no different Richard and Kahlan are great people, but it s hard to get excited when there s no seeking of truth and no explosive confessions Not only that, but the plot felt recycled After all, we d already dealt with the Boxes of Orden in the first 2 books of the series.The only reason I picked up Phantom is because I m curious to see how Goodkind plans to wrap everything up in this, the 2nd volume of the final trilogy Things don t start out well Over 200 pages of talking, of saying the same thing over and over again, of bashing us upside the head with the obvious I was about ready to give up when, suddenly, we rediscover the lost art of the plot.Not to spoil anything for those who haven t read it, but there are some really interesting developments in this book After building up the armies of the Order to the point where they truly are unstoppable, Goodkind deftly sidesteps the issue of confronting them with Richard s shocking advice to the D Haran troops and it absolutely works for the reader We get a confrontation between Jagang and the Sisters of the Dark that beautifully resolves so many nagging questions, and sets the stage for a new conflict Richard learns a lot about himself and his role in the grand scheme of things, and all the myriad plot pieces finally begin coming together.The ending is a shocker, and something I never expected to see For the first time in a long time I am looking forward to the next book of the series If Goodkind delivers on even half of what he seems to be promising, it will be well worth the wait.


  6. says:

    Phantom is the second book in a mini trilogy within the many book SoT series It continues from the cliffhanger of the last volume Chainfire Like the previous book, the action resembles the early Goodkind works, with magic and twists and actual things happening and less Richard giving rousing speeches that stretch 60 70 pages at a time.Richard knows Kahlan is alive and that she is real and the people around him are convinced, too, and now he resumes the quest of finding her The threat from the Imperial Order and the Sisters of the Dark looms at every corner of course, and the enemy is many while the good guys are few There are cliches this time, but at least Goodkind is making an effort, even though there are far too many new magical elements they haven t really been introduced in the past nine books, but he does balance it with some of the old nostalgia, like Sliph, The D Haran Legions, The Temple of the Winds, and such There s no closure again the plot continues in the next volume.This is the last book that I read in the SoT series I decided I didn t care what happens to Richard and Kahlan, and decided all good things must end In a way, the semblance, at least in terms of plot progression and overall lore, to the WoT is uncanny As in formulaic As in the plot loses thread after four books, and after that, it s pay per word As in I outgrew this series I will always fondly remember the magic of Stone of Tears and how it captivated me, and the world of magic that it opened Fast forward a decade and about as many books, and this is no longer the series that grabbed me back then.We must sing In sleep he sang to meIn dreams he cameThat voice which calls to meAnd speaks my nameAnd do I dream again For now I findThe phantom of Jagang is thereInside my mindSing once again with meOur strange duetMy power over youGrows stronger yetAnd though you turn from meTo glance behindThe phantom of Jagang is hereInside your mindIgor


  7. says:

    My SummaryRichard After much brooding, I now know exactly what we all must do I have put all the pieces of the puzzle together and seene the picture that the puzzle was of you see, it was like a puzzle, where each idea or occurance or other piece of information is one piece, and they all have to be fitted together to see what the picture is I have played with all these piece of data in my head and conglomerated them into a larger, overall concept with has lead me to know exactly what course my action now must take to accomplish my overall goals of not dying, not allowing my freiend to die, defeating comunisum, saving magic, saving magical creatures, and not allowing the universe to be distroyed I know what i must do Woman in tight leather outfit Oh tell us what we must do, Master Buxum Lass with soul of iron You are so wise and smart and not dumb I wish you were mine, but i know you love the phantom woman, not me do tell us, richard what must we do Richard there is no time for talk follow me arround for about a hundred pages, while i take care of tangentally realted matters and get attacked by random enimes maybe later i will speak at length on my relevations but i will only tell you long after the reader has figured it out for herself


  8. says:

    TL DR While better than Chainfire, this book is abysmally dull Very little actually happens in it It suffers greatly from middle volume syndrome There is no real climax of which to speak, only a weak cliffhanger The writing, itself, is horrible This is not what professional writing looks like This barely even passes as amatuer There is a section which illustrates my point on showing vs telling for me far better than I could ever explain it to someone, where something is told to us, over a vast amount of text, and then the exact same thing is shown to us, in a very brief, but extremely powerful scene The contrast between the two, which come one right after another, really makes the point for me over why one is better than the other The repetition and recaps of previous books are cranked up to 11 almost from the first page, and I feel that of this 600 page book, 450 pages of repeated dialog, unnecessary dialog and descriptions, and recaps of previous books can be completely removed, while leaving the core story of the book almost entirely intact That is how much space this book wastes on completely superfluous text When 75% of the text in this book can be completely removed without even changing the remaining text to make up for the loss, that points to an author who doesn t know what he s doing, and an editor that didn t even attempt to do his job This book does have several genuinely good scenes in it, which only makes the rest of the book that much worse for the comparison I cannot recommend this book to anyone in any capacity This book is terrible, and anyone that had a hand in its publication should be deeply ashamed for their part in it The rest of this review is my notes that I took while reading Rather than dignifying this poor excuse for a novel with an actual review, feel free to read through my random bitchings as I made my way through it Keep in mind that I may bring up the same thing multiple times, as the same thing probably annoyed me at than one point in the book And also the spelling, punctuation, and grammar are not really up to snuff either I ve already wasted enough time on this book, I don t really feel the need to waste any on prettying all of this up.9% Done Wow, Goodkind just jumps right into the meaningless technobabble, repetitious, roundabout conversation, and the telling us of things that we already know right out of the gate, doesn t he I m about 60 pages in, and in those 60 pages, there have been about 5 pages of actual, relevant content Richard s painfully long explanation about emblems just goes on FOREVER, and it is made even longer when those around him refuse to listen, so he has to repeat, and repeat, and repeat The whole thing comes off as than a little pretentious, to be honest There s also a lot of telling rather than showing in these first few pages I mean, you ve got Nicci floating in a spell And rather than illustrating what s happening through, you know, WHAT S HAPPENING, we go through this long, meandering explanation of it, where Nicci is just frozen in midair, while everyone stands around and explains what s happening Here s the thing about telling rather than showing IT S FLIPPIN BORING A scene that SHOULD be very tense and fast paced as Richard realizes something is wrong, while Nicci is literally being torn apart from the inside out, is, instead a slow, extremely dull, long winded, over analyzed, and talked to death expanse of literary vomit that is a chore to read How did I ever think this was a good book 17% done..Like, seriously Did we need a further 40 pages of Richard pretentiously lecturing older and wiser people, who are now suddenly idiots because the plot says so, about emblems Really Because I kind of got it the first time around Seriously Richard explains it in extreme and condescending detail before the action scene Then he explains it again in extreme and condescending detail DURING the action scene And then, if that wasn t enough, Zedd comes to him afterward and says, Bags, my boy, I don t think I quite understand about these emblem things you keep ranting about, please explain it to me again in extreme and condescending detail Notice how I wrote dialog truer to this character s speech patterns than the actual creator of the character did anywhere in this book by the way And Richard says, Ohoho, sit down, old man I have not yet BEGUN to explain things in extreme and condescending detail to you It s not just insulting to the intelligence of the readers, it s also insulting to the intelligence of the characters I mean, really Not only Zedd, but also a thousand year old Wizard and his thousand year old jailor have never heard of emblems before Really This is a brand new concept in this world, which No one has ever thought to bring up until Richard came along and said, hey wait a minute, there s a pattern in there, I think I ll call it an emblem Is it possible for a man to shove his head so far up his own ass that it pops back out the other end where it belongs The concept seems to defy all logic and physics, buuuuut I think Terry Goodkind may just have actually accomplished it.At least the action scene was directly described to us first hand, unlike pretty much every single one that happened in Chainfire However, it is intercut with ridiculous amounts of completely unnecessary exposition, and roundabout conversations about emblems that just go on, and on, and on, forever Seriously, like 80 of the first 100 pages of this book are richard saying the exact same three sentences about emblems over, and over, and over, and over, and over again It s mind numbing There cannot have been an actual, professional editor that worked on this book.55% done Okay, so, there is an extremely strong lesson on the power of showing versus telling in this book You could use this book to teach the difference in a classroom, and why one is good, and the other is bad I mean it is freaking amazing So we have a good 60 pages of Shota and Jebra TELLING Richard all about the horrors that fell upon Galea from the Imperial Order It is long It is boring it is very dry And all you can see in these words are the voice of the author, not the voices of the characters They over describe things in such excruciating detail that it is highly uncomfortable to read, and pretty mind numbing on top of it AND THEN, Shota shows Richard a vision of what it was like to be one of these people suffering the horrors firsthand This is a very short scene, about five pages long And it SHOWS us everything that they just spent 60 pages TELLING us in vivid, brutal detail I mean, when Goodkind is good, he is REALLY good This vision drives home the point of how evil the enemy is far better, and far firmly than any amount of characters recounting horrible things that they saw happening to nameless, faceless people ever could Because it shows exactly what s happening, but it uses characters that we know and care about, and it s all described to us firsthand It is a thing of beauty Terry Goodkind CAN be an excellent writer when he puts his mind to it The problem is that he rarely puts in the effort to do so So here s the question Would you rather read 60 pages of someone describing these things in excruciatingly dull detail, in such a way that you can tell that it s the author talking, and not the character Or would you like to read a 5 page scene that drops you right into the middle of the horror so that you can see and feel it yourself One of these is a very effective and emotional way of doing things The other is dry, boring, long winded, and reads like a history textbook The real problem here, is that Goodkind included BOTH OF THEM in the book, one right after another If you re going to show us something, you DO NOT need to also tell us The whole 60 pages of Jebra and Shota telling us all about things in Galea can be removed completely, and it would make the vision that Shota shows Richard even MORE impactful Again, where was the editor There should have been red ink crossing out that entire section on one of the early drafts so that it could be removed early on in the writing process I m a once professional newspaper columnist editor I have never done this for a living It s always been additional income How is it that I am competent than a professional novel editor for a very well known, and much acclaimed publishing house And then, to make things worse, right after the vision, they go right back into telling us all about it again for another 20 pages or so Good god, man You have 80 completely superfluous pages of dialog that can be dropped from the book right there, and it would make the book better, while still imparting the exact amount of information, but in a far powerful, and emotional way.Also, the repetition in this section is insane For every line of original dialog, there are seven or eight of characters saying, no, it can t be like that But it is, let me repeat that for you to make my point The repetition stretches into the next section of the book, where Richard sends his army down south to commit acts of terrorism and war crimes against civillians Because he s so much superior to Jagang who is doing the exact same thing to his people Just, I mean, how hypocritical can Goodkind be Does he truly not understand how moral authority works, or does he just think we re stupid and will never think to question I remember thinking this part was pretty badass back when I first read this book, but now that I m a lot older, and have seen a fair amount of similar attrocities in the real world, I find it rather sickening that this is being held up as the only right and moral thing that Richard can do at this point You have no moral high ground to stand upon when you order an army to murder innocents Period You are as bad as the enemy you are fighting to stop from doing that to your own people Period Setting that aside, it might have been a good speech if he had condensed it down by about 1 3 or so As it is, there is just way too much repetition in it to be a very powerful or moving speech And then we get into recaps under the guise of Richard asking Berdine all about what she s been researching I see what you re doing there Goodkind, and it s really clumsy Also, if Darken Rahl had a copy of a book that explains exactly how everything concerning the magic of Orden works, what did he need Richard, and the Book of Counted Shadows for Seems a little continuity breaking there Just sayin.87% done.Okay, I really like the part with Richard after he loses his magic The Slyph brings him to an emergency exit, and then he has to figure out a riddle left by Baracas for him It s pretty well paced and doesn t repeat itself too much It s Richard, alone, and without any magical powers, using his wits to solve a problem When you strip all of the self righteous garbage out of the story, Richard putting his mind to a problem is a pretty entertaining thing to read Especially since this section seems extremely self aware, which kind of made me laugh It was actually a pretty clever sequence that pokes fun of people in fantasy stories having to solve riddles and mysteries And Richard is just completely annoyed that he actually has to do something so cliche to move on It usually annoys me when an author is clearly winking at me, but this one seemed less out of a sense of look, see what I did there, aren t I clever, and that he was laughing along with me in good fun.I also really liked the part with the Night Wisps It s creepy, with a really cool atmosphere The Night Wisp forest is really well described, and you can really feel the weight of how old and legendary this place is This section also sheds light on Richard s childhood, and the reasons his mother died Again, when Goodkind is good, he is REALLY good But this is like 40 pages out of a 600 page book Less than 10%, even when you add in the vision Shota showed Richard to the count of good writing vs bad in the book Also, If Goodkind is capable of creating such a creepy, forbidding place and atmosphere in his writing, why didn t he do it in Severed Souls You know, where he basically flat out told us it was creepy, and did nothing else other than that to build up the sense of it.But, alas, the good part of the story was over far too fast, and we go back to Kahlan as a captive of Jagang This section of the book really feels like Goodkind living out rape fantasies, to be honest The sheer amount of sexual abuse hurled at Kahlan is just plain disgusting and offensive It gets really, REALLY cringy I like that Kahlan is continuously killing Jagang s bodyguards, and doing everything she can to fight back, but it s still a very uncomfortable thing to read, because it is really brutal to her The repetition also returns in full force There s a part where Kahlan helps a young girl escape It s a bit of a time sensitive situation, because they don t know how long Jagang and the Sisters of the Dark will be occupied And yet, the two of them have an extremely repetitious conversation that took up about 9 pages, and pretty much amounted to When I kill the guards, run for it Okay AND THEN, the girl starts recapping the previous book for us I mean, REALLY Aren t there pressing matters at hand This is supposed to be a tense, and suspenseful escape attempt, and it s completely ruined because the two characters trying to escape talk it to death, and then start remembering previous books before they do it Just the ridiculousness of them doing this when there s a very urgent need to get away I mean, come on, man REALLY In Chainfire, none of the action was directly described to us It was all recapped second hand Here, there s action It is directly described to us But it s like Goodkind feels the need to just sit around and talk his ass off, like he thinks it s building tension by doing so or something, before it ever actually happens I suppose it s a step up, but only a fractional one.100% Done The book concludes with a torturous stretch of technobabble, repeated dialog, and recaps of previous books, because there sure hasn t been enough of THAT in this book yet There isn t much of a climax here, just a very weak cliffhanger Look, I don t care what the volume number is on the book you re writing That book better damn well have a climax to it Otherwise what is even the point of reading it Saying oh, it s just the second book of a trilogy, it doesn t need one, is no defense at all If your book is fictional And comes to an end That end MUST be climactic in SOME way It doesn t have to be a world shattering action scene It can be a quiet, yet powerfully emotional moment This book had neither, or really anything between The writing itself is very poor And I m not even talking about the repetition Just the way it is written is very unprofessional When I was working as a newspaper editor, we would get many, many, many articles written by freelancers hoping to sell one to us It was very easy to tell which of them had any journalistic experience, or any writing experience Once you ve been doing it for a while, you can just tell by the way they structure sentences, and by their word choices If I did not know any better, I would say that this book was written by a high school student with dreams of writing the great American novel on his first shot, without having built up the skills, vocabulary, and technical knowledge required to actually write a book The way almost every single sentence in this book is worded screams LOOK AT ME, I AM AN AMATEUR, I DON T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO KNOW WHAT I AM DOING WRONG, OR EVEN THAT I AM DOING ANYTHING WRONG IN THE FIRST PLACE That any editor worthy of the title actually signed off on this book makes me laugh Whoever it was should be absolutely ashamed of himself And I hope that he was fired for it Because he has no business editing for a big publishing house I know that Terry Goodkind is rud to be a very difficult and obstinant author to work with, but that is no excuse for this mess of a book.In the end, there were a few genuinely good scenes in this book But you can literally cut about 450 500 pages out of it Because those 450 500 pages are filled with nothing but space fillers Words that sound like they mean something, but when actually scrutinized add nothing to the story There is so much unnecessary filler in this book, endlessly repeated dialog, scenes that go nowhere and serve no purpose to the overall plot, conversations that don t work toward the building of plot or character, repeated use of dialog to recap events in previous books, huge swaths of text telling us about something, before a brief flash of showing us the exact same thing, and so on This book is a mess It is an absolute mess There is never once in this entire book where a character speaks, and I hear the character s voice All I can hear is the author speaking to me There is no life, or personality in any of them They are all reading Goodkind s script in a bland monotone, and with his voice Goodkind has, yet again, failed to capture even the barest minimum of humanity in his characters to make them feel like actual people There is not once, in the entire book, that any of them actually feels like an actual person, with realistic dialog, actions, reactions and thoughts This is not how people think, speak, act and react This book is a soulless, lifeless husk of a story, filled with very little of meaning or value I can t reccomend it to anyone Not even to people who enjoy the series and have made it this far This book is an attrocity against literature.


  9. says:

    If I had to base this review upon the first 200 pages, I would have given only one star, if any at all If you haven t read any of the previous 9 books and let s face it, who on earth would read only the 10th book in a series of 11 books than the first 200 pages of Phantom are an excellent way to get up to speed on all the important events that occurred in books 1 9.If you have read all of the other books like any logical thinking reader would do than you will certainly share my opinion on the first third of Phantom It s boring Maybe not the yawn I can t keep my eyes open kind of boring after all, it is still Goodkind who spins the story and somehow manages to keep it just interesting enough but it certainly is a very tedious bit.I understand that because so much happened in the past books, Goodkind felt the need to recapitulate all important events just to make the reader really comprehend the philosophy of the Sword of the Truth series But did he have to do it through talking All the characters seem to do in the first part of the book is talk They talk and talk and talk and talk and You get the point Just endless monologues and talking and discussing and some talking Like I said a very tedious bit.But once you get through those first 200 or so pages, you can sit back and enjoy the kind of tale only Goodkind can create All of the characters are somehow thrown right into their worst nightmare Rachel ends up in the claws of the queen who loves a good beheading or torture, which ever one suits her most , Zedd has to deal with Richard s disappearance, there s a new witch in town beware, Shota , Kahlan ends up with Jagang and something happens to Richard s abilities How very frighting, yet exciting The last parts of the book are the reason for this 4 star review Goodkind is the only author so far who, with his stories, manages to creep me out, makes me want to put the book aside because whatever I m reading is too gruesome or horrifying to read about but at the same time compels me to read on I literally feel the disgust swirling in my stomach when I get to the icky parts It s frighting, yet exciting It s one of the main reasons why I like his work so much and why I recommend the Sword of Truth Series to anyone and everyone.


  10. says:

    I think this is the worst book in the series, and until The Pillars of Creation, I was rating these books at least four stars I actually used to love this series I d give the first one, Wizard s First Rule five stars No, not because it s an undying classic, or I don t see flaws, but it was a terrific read I just sprinted through madly turning pages I didn t feel its hefty length I liked the characters, in some cases loved them, and was fascinated by Goodkind s world and themes That liking started dropping off after the seventh book for me some point to the fifth as the book where it jumped the shark but I didn t find these tedious until the book just before this one starts the Chainfire Trilogy that ends the Sword of Truth series Well, actually the Pillars of Creation before that dragged too The next and concluding book after this, Confessor doesn t quite redeem the series for me, but I d still point to Phantom as the low point.Why Because as pointed out in review after review, NOTHING HAPPENS Oh, there be word after word on the page, there s lots of people talking things to death But advancement of plot Character development What is this you say And like others, here is where I really, really got tired of the zillionth time Kahlan has to ward off rape If you skipped to the last book, I don t think you d miss anything.


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About the Author: Terry Goodkind

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 He has over 20 million copies in print and has been translated into th