The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
(Sword Of Truth)

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Stilted dialogue and profoundly unintelligent characters...
-The Ranting Dragon


Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze. Like an otherworldly collection of spectral shapes seemingly carried on random eddies of air, they wandered in a loose clutch among the still and silent mounted bears and beasts rising up on their stands, the small forest of stone pedestals holding massive books of recorded prophecy, and the evenly spaced display cases of oddities, their glass reflecting the firelight from the massive hearth at the side of the room.

Since the seven rarely used doors, the shutters on the windows down on the ground level several stories below stood open as a fearless show of invitation. Though they frequently chose to use windows, they didn't actually need the windows any more than they needed the doors. They could seep through any opening, any crack, like vapor rising in the early morning from the stretches of stagnant water that lay in dark swaths through the peat barrens.

The open shutters were meant to be a declaration for all to see, including the seven, that Hannis Arc feared nothing.

#1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in a compelling tale of a new and sinister threat to their world.

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About Terry Goodkind

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One of the most popular writers of fantasy today, Terry Goodkind divides his time between Maine and Nevada.
Published November 15, 2011 by Tor Books. 514 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Sep 04 2011
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Below average
on Oct 19 2011

There's general agreement that the series has gone downhill since book 6...This is book 13, dismally slapdash and often just plain dumb.

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The Ranting Dragon

Below average
on Nov 25 2011

Stilted dialogue and profoundly unintelligent characters...

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Fantasy Faction

Above average
on Jul 14 2012

The introduction of new character, places, and creatures were interesting and kept me engaged...

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