Soul Of The Fire (Gollancz S.F.) Book

Each time Goodkind's hero and heroine save the world from supernatural menaces, there turns out to be a catch involved; what we learn, interestingly, from his particular take on fantasy is to be suspicious and cynical. Last time, in Temple of the Winds, the problem was a plague of supernatural origins; this time, it is beings of water, fire and air, who cause sudden and inexplicable death and are gradually eroding the very magic on which the structure of Richard's world depends. And there is still a crusading emperor, a variety of witch-hunters and the complex uncertainties of Richard's emotional life to deal with. It is typical of Goodkind's bleak take on the stock material of fantasy that when, after four previous volumes, Richard finally marries his beloved Kahlan, there should be terrible consequences. We get to see more of this ingeniously thought-out fantasyland--a doomsday weapon in the hands of dim young conscripts and a society whose corruption enables Goodkind to lecture us on the evils of democracy. Most heroic fantasy has an attachment to autocracy as one of its unspoken values--Goodkind is not least interesting because he tends to follow those values through to their limit. --Roz KaveneyRead More

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    Fifth in the landmark fantasy series now re-issued in B Format and with a striking new cover

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    In the previous volume of this bestselling series of fantasy novels our hero Richard Rahl wielder of the Sword of Truth and his lover Kahlan unwittingly released upon the New World a terror from the malign and wild magic of the Old World. The Chimes now run free in the Midlands and Richard and Kahlan powerful in their own right begin to see their own magic undermined leaving the people of the New World vulnerable to the encroaching evil that Darken Rahl first unleashed in WIZARD'S FIRST RULE.

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    Soul of the Fire : Paperback : Orion Publishing Co : 9780752889764 : : 10 Oct 2014 : Fifth in the landmark fantasy series now re-issued in B Format and with a striking new cover

  • 0752889761
  • 9780752889764
  • Terry Goodkind
  • 10 July 2008
  • Gollancz
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 736
  • New Ed

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