|Submitted by Classicus |
(Jan 11, 2007)
This book is pure unadulterated rubbish. I adored the first six books of this series and rushed out to buy Pillars of Creation. It turned out to be an absolute abortion, but that's another review entirely. Thus, it was with great trepidation that I purchased Naked Empire, and all my worst fears turned out to be justified. It is a dreary repetitive mess, composed mostly of a rehash of the story thus far and endless pages of Goodkind's/Richard's eclectic, illogical, and contadictory quilt of political views. If I wanted political propoganda, I'd tune in to the American news networks: at least they are coherent. Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing in the way of character development, and precious little in the way of plot. What plot there is is merely poorly written connective tissue linking a series of droning political monologues. One day, if I'm stuck in an airport, with a twenty-hour flight ahead of me, and absolutely nothing else to read, I just MIGHT purchase Chainfire.