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Stone of Tears, Richard disappears...
Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
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Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
Advantages: well written with enough going on to keep you more than satisfied from front to back
Disadvantages: So how long exactly have Richard and Kahlen actually spent together???
Title - Stone of Tears
Richard - the hero
Kahlan - the girlfriend and mother confessor
Zedd - the Grandfather and wizard of the first order
Verna - A sister of the light
'The Wizards First Rule' ended when Richard found a loophole in the Confessors magic. Zedd found a tear shaped stone that seemed to be causing him to worry.
In this book Zedd sheds a tear onto The stone, which then changes color, and gives it to a girl to keep safe.
Richard and Kahlen are trying hard to consummate their relationship but, since the events in the previous book, Richard has been getting severe headaches. So bad, in fact, he can barely stand sometimes, let alone make sweet sweet love. The only thing that helps is shooting arrows or so it seems.
Three ladies known as the sisters of light then appear and demand that Richard go with them to train to be a wizard, which Richard vehemently denies he is, or the headaches will kill him.
On the third attempt the sister Verna speaks to Kahlen and tells her of the painful way in which Richard will die unless she helps them force him to go.
This brings to a start one of the greatest novels Goodkind has ever written. Will the veil be torn completely or will Richard be able to save the day once again. Will he be able to put his hatred of Darken Rahl, behind him or will he doom the world forevermore.
I loved this book once it got going. I found the beginning a bit hard to stomach as the supposedly steamy scenes are a little bit excessive in my eyes. Once Richard leaves with Verna then the story really kicks off and you end up wishing the days were longer so as to read more. Richard is built upon more as a character in this book, and it shows us how he reacts to being pushed from one emotional peak to another with little rest in between.
Nathan is introduced which adds a little comedy to the book, as well as waking you wonder, not necessarily about anything in particular, but to wonder never the less.
There are times when you want to know when the fighting is going to begin, because this book gives us some really believable characters you end up hating with all you're soul.
There is also more than their fair share of infuriatingly stuck in their ways people who think they are right. Richard is a bigger man than i to put up with it without resorting to at least some voodoo or muttering.
I loved this book from the second it got underway. The plot in itself is a masterpiece, and the characters are well thought out and truly believable. The sisters of the light are a great new people, and the challenges Richard has to go through, not only to get there, but to survive once he arrives, are awesome. Not only is this an extremely well written and thought out book, but it has Gar, whom is something that i have always wanted of my own.
This is one of the few books that i have truly wished to fall through the pages.
An Evil.Sam review.
Summary: Richard gets schooled on magic by the sisters of the light. Excitmnt awaits around every corner