Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind
(Sword of Truth, Book 5)

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Richard Rahl has traveled far from his roots as a simple woods guide. Emperor of the D'Haran Empire, war wizard, the Seeker of Truth--none of these roles mean as much to him as his newest: husband to his beloved Kahlan Amnell, Mother Confessor of the Midlands.

But their wedding day is the key that unlocks a spell sealed away long ago in a faraway country. Now a deadly power pours forth that threatens to turn the world into a lifeless waste.

Separated from the Sword of Truth and stripped of their magic, Richard and Kahlan must journey across the Midlands to discover a dark secret from the past and a trap that could tear them apart forever. For their fate has become inextricably entwined with that of the Midlands--and there's no place so dangerous as a world without magic...

About Terry Goodkind

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Writer Terry Goodkind was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1949. As a child, he had trouble reading and writing because he suffered from a form of dyslexia. It wasn't until high school that a composition teacher recognized his writing talent. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a carpenter, violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist and restorer of rare artifacts. Goodkind's first novel, "Wizards First Rule" (1994), took a year for him to write and had a record-breaking debut. It became an international bestseller and won the praise of many writers in the fantasy genre. The sequels "Stone of Tears" (1995) and "Blood of the Fold" (1996) experienced equal success. His fourth book, "Temple of the Winds" was published in 1997. His other books include The Pillars of Creation, Naked Empire, Confessor, and The Omen Machine.
Published December 2, 2013 by FINE Group. 802 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Another entry in Goodkind’s fantasy Sword of Truth series (Temple of the Winds, 1997, etc.) and a new adventure for Richard, Lord Rahl, the Seeker of Truth and wielder of the Sword of Truth, his wife Kahlen Amnell, the Mother Confessor, and grandfather Zedd the wizard.

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Richard's grandfather Zedd goes off to combat the Chimes while Richard and Kahlan, accompanied by Du Chaillu, a pregnant spirit woman who is bound to Richard by an ancient prophesy, travel to Anderith to find the journal of a wizard who defeated the Chimes in ages past.

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(Jul 08, 2002) This is an excellent book if you have the brains to read between the lines.

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(Feb 15, 2004) Soul of the Fire, was an interesting book for me in the Sword of Truth series.

Feb 15 2004 | Read Full Review of Soul of the Fire (Sword of Tr...

Beata and Fitch were a waste of time, the other characters were better developed Dalton was great, but there was not enough focus on the main characters, Cara, Zedd, Ann, Verna, Warren, Nathan, all missing from most of the plot.

Jun 05 2000 | Read Full Review of Soul of the Fire (Sword of Tr...

Goodkind should take some advice from Jordan and have a hero that actually does something or at least progresses from book to book towards concluding the plot.

Apr 25 2000 | Read Full Review of Soul of the Fire (Sword of Tr...

one other author i enjoy also does this cj Cherryh it keeps the story moving and keeps it interesting.the way goodkind ended soul of the fire was a very dark ending leaving much room for doubt i finished reading it and just kept saying to myself no it cant end that way.

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