Chainfire by Terry Goodkind(221 ratings)
|Series||Sword of Truth|
|Submitted by Dan |
These books have just gotten worse and worse. I loved the first two... but now I am convinced the publisher pays by the word.
|Submitted by odin |
Terry Goodkind's Chainfire is a masterpiece. All the whining about philosophy and lack of Richard's character developement is ridiculous. The deep, Ayn Rand-esque objectivism philosophy is what gives this classic series the power that it has. Without a complete understanding of Richard's view of life and moral values, this book is nothing but another sappy sword and sorcery phantasy offering, on par with the mindless drivel of piers anthony and l.e modessitt.
|Submitted by Rhea |
Goodkind continues in his downward spiral of butchering what started out as an amazing fantasy series. He DOES remember that he's writing fantasy, doesn't he? The first two books contained magical creatures, far off places, exotic peoples, and a legendary romance of adventurous and endearing love. Then Goodkind became a political commentator, and in Chainfire he seems to forget what the story is all about. He has drawn out this Jagang business for seven books already; enough is enough! Goodkind enjoys having only women surround Richard, as if there is only room in their universe for one male protagonist. He killed off Warren early on, and since then there have only been women worshipping him everywhere he goes. He's smelling Cara's hair and feeling her sweaty neck? Chainfire is all about Nicci? If he wanted to write about her then he should have written a mini novel, such as the one he wrote with a young Zedd and the making of the boundaries. Goodkind is stalling! This book is an agonzingly slow dying breath of the series because Goodkind just can't let it go.