For the spell with the same name: Chainfire (spell). Chainfire by Terry Goodkind is the ninth book in the Sword of Truth series. It was first released on January 4. Find product information, ratings and reviews for Chainfire (Reprint) (Paperback) (Terry Goodkind) online on Chainfire by Terry Goodkind, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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As far as characters go, Chainfire again limited the number of people involved. I can’t decide if this is clever or just reaching. Since they haven’t made an appearance or even been mentioned since the second book, it was obvious from the get-go that something or someone was going to try to steal them, probably the long silent Sisters of the Dark. Nicci uses her considerable powers to learn every thing she can from Tovi, discovering that it was “the Seeker” really Samuel who stabbed Tovi and took the Box of Orden she was carrying.

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All right, Nicci sits there and thinks, at great length, about how Richard’s magic works on need, and how he is unable to consciously control it. I’m going to rate this one a notch higher than the previous couple of books in the series. Cara is always a joy to read and in Chainfire, there was a very subtle shift in their dynamic. Quiet moments of reflection will generally happen in the same part of the story.

Their lives are limited to loathing and indifference.

I like to think of Goodkind as a bard of sorts Read more Terry Goodkind book reviews at Fantasy Literature. Shroud of Eternity Sequel: We had some interesting plot develops and a resurgence of characters and artifacts that we haven’t seen in quite some time, so some long hanging questions got answers. To start, this installment of the Sword of Truth series is a much better novel than its previous cousin, Naked Empire.


If she was ever even real. I like fantasy books where magic evolves into a system of science. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. And that’s where I was at the start of this.

Furthermore, no one around him seems to remember her.

This is not how people act, or react, or think. To prove Kahlan’s existence, Richard exhumes her grave and is shocked to find a corpse in the buried casket with a nametag attached to her dress. The beast is meant to kill Richard and is as unstoppable as it is unpredictable.

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Take the 40 page long conversation between Richard and Shota. He must continue to serve the D’Haran empire while not getting caught up in a woman that never “existed”.

People are stupid” what kind of fellow Terry Goodkind is. This results in some characteristically tedious, repetitive, unrealistic, interminable, eyeroll-inducing exchanges between R The following review is copied and pasted from my blog: However, While the battle continues for Life, Richard has lost his will to go any further. Did none of his superiors look over his shoulder and say, wait, what the fuck man, what are you even doing?

How awesome would that have been to experience as an action scene in the book, rather than toodkind lazy, oh yeah, and this happened while we were focusing on other characters? And so a scene that’s meant to be an explosive moment of action from our hero is an over-analyzed, excruciatingly over-described mockery of what it was supposed to be. Pillars of Creation Book 8: Foodkind premise of the book, that a spell has caused memory of Kahlan disappear from everyone’s minds except Richard’s, is new for Goodkind.

Chainfire pages by Terry Goodkind. Concerned, but still determined to find his wife, Richard makes his way to the Wizard’s Keep to find Zedd, who has no memory of Kahlan either. I am of two minds of it. I did have my moments of LOVE with this book. In his search for his life, he encounters goodkibd deadly enem I’ll never get tired of this story.


Some parts of this book drug on and on with Richard trying to convince everyone around him that he was not crazy. This unflinching belief in the face of wide-spread denial of the very existence of the woman he loves chianfire what makes him such a compelling character.

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Richard is the only one that remembers her and he’s constantly trying to prove that she exists to others. Chainfire Sword of Truth Series Author s: The longer it goes the less Goodkind seems to have to say. Look, messing with pacing and the reader’s expectations makes for some very good and unpredictable plot developments. You fall in love with a person who you think is wonderful. Chainfire begins with Richard fighting for his life after being wounded in a battle he doesn’t even remember.

Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. I’m looking forward to continuing and dive into Phantom. Richard, Nicci and Cara return to the Wizard’s Keep and, with the information gathered from Tovi and the book “Chainfire”, they finally manage to convince Zedd, Nathan, and Ann of the truth. There is no secret, no magic key that will get anyone published. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.