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In the eagerly awaited second volume of bestseller Goodkind's Chainfire trilogy, which will wrap up his long-running Sword of Truth series, star-crossed Richard Cypher (aka Lord Richard Rahl) searches for his beautiful "phantom" wife, Kahlan Amnell, who lost her memory in 2005's Chainfire after the Sisters of the Dark cast a spell on her. Meanwhile, Richard has memorized a magical instruction book, The Book of Counted Shadows, which will help open the three boxes of the Orden, though the consequences could be dire for the Old World: "Open the correct box, and one gains the power of Orden-the essence of life itself, power over all things living and dead... Open the wrong box... and every living thing in existence is incinerated into nothingness. It would be the end of all life." Despite the simplistic good vs. evil conflict and bland prose, the author expertly juggles many complex plot lines and brings to life a host of colorful characters. Goodkind has recently made a deal with Sam Raimi of the Spiderman franchise to translate the series into film.
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“Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring.” ―Kirkus Reviews on Wizard's First Rule
“Wonderful.” ―Kliatt on Stone of Tears
“Each volume of the Sword of Truth... proves more difficult to review than the last. There are only so many ways of heaping praise on a series that gets better and better.” ―SFX on Blood of the Fold
“...outstanding work...adrenaline and characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended.” ―San Diego Union Tribune on Temple of the Winds
“...thoroughly enjoyable.” ―VOYA on Soul of the Fire
“Mr. Goodkind's compelling prose weaves a magic spell over readers.” ―Romantic Times Bookclub on Faith of the Fallen
“Near-perfect pacing, well-realized settings, and superior descriptive narrative.” ―VOYA on The Pillars of CreationSee all Product Description
Ordered the entire set of books except confessor as I already owned it. This was the only one poorly shipped. It left the pages with a permanent slight bend. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael
I enjoyed the series but the constant reviews of the other book was tediousPublished 14 months ago by Elise D watercolours
I love these books - Terry really knows how to make you fall in love and hate with his characters and become totally immersed through his imagery in a world of wonder.Published on Aug. 27 2013 by Jacquie Finney
Terry Goodkind is a great author and this series just sucks you right in and I could barely put the books down. Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2013 by Chevron
Goodkind's first few books we're quite impressive, his characters felt human, mortals. In the last few books, I feel I'm losing interest with these peons. Read morePublished on July 31 2007 by J. Ippersiel
I started Phantom without much enthusiasm because I really had to force my way through Chainfire, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is the best one since the first two or three. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2007 by Barxrockingm
Terry's 10th book in his Sword of Truth series adds new twists to a seemingly hopeless situation. As in all of his books, you really feel a connecion with the characters. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2007 by Charlie Flight
For a series that started with the amazing Wizard's First Rule, pulled me back in with Faith of the Fallen and has gone on and on and on (not as long as Robert Jordan's Wheel of... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2006 by Larry Ketchersid