|Submitted by Nick |
(Mar 07, 2008)
Blatant, heavy-handed anti-communist diatribe. Horribly out-of place and lacking any manner of subtlety. Not that I disagree that Communism is bad; I despise collectivism, the emergence of the total welfare state, and the gradual death of freedom that is, in fact, happening as we speak. That doesn't mean I approve of bad fiction that I may agree with, politically.
In addition to its blunt, in-your-face McCarthy-istic tendencies, it's about as formulaic and poorly plotted as the previous entry (and following entry) in the series.
I really enjoyed "Wizard's First Rule", but every succeeding book was slightly worse. Soul of the Fire was barely worth reading.
Faith of the Fallen is pure tripe. Avoid it, and be warned, those of you who have yet to read Goodkind: The series leads nowhere worth going. I wish I could put up an intellectual street sign regarding Goodkind's work, reading: "Not a Through Road"