- Tapa blanda: 528 páginas
- Editor: Head of Zeus; Edición: UK Airports (16 de julio de 2015)
- Colección: Sword of Truth
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1784972002
- ISBN-13: 978-1784972004
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The First Confessor: Sword of Truth: The Prequel (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 16 jul 2015
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'Each volume of the Sword of Truth proves more difficult to review than the last. There are only so many ways of heaping praise on a series that gets better and better SFX.
'Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy' Publishers' Weekly.
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In 1994 WIZARD'S FIRST RULE introduced Richard Cypher, a young forester struggling with the aftermath of his father's murder. His search for answers will embroil him in an ancient war, three-millennia past, that is about to re-ignite with world-shattering violence.
The Sword of Truth series has since been translated into 20 languages and sold 26 million copies. Now, two decades after its launch, it concludes with two volumes: THE FIRST CONFESSOR takes readers back in time to events that led to the forging of the Sword of Truth, while WARHEART completes Richard Cypher's story.
The First Confessor tells the story of Magda Searus, a woman who has lost her husband to the war that is slowly consuming the world. With his death she discovers that the consequences of defeat will be more terrifying for her and her people than she could ever have imagined. Her stand will change the history of the world.Ver Descripción del producto
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This was an excellent read. I've read each book by Goodkind in one sitting, and this was no exception. This book explains many of the secrets behind the Sword of Truth series and gives the characters mentioned in the series their own stories. Even though this wasn't about the main characters, Richard and Kahlan, I was just as interested in the characters and eager to know more about them. The only two problems I had with this book were that now I feel the need to go back and read the whole series again and now I want to know more about the other events mentioned in the series. Here's hoping Mr. Goodkind feels the urge to write more of the backstory.
A note about the format: The First Confessor (The Legend of Magda Searus) is a self-published e-book. Many of his loyal fans seem to be quite upset that it's only available in e-format, as they don't have the necessary e-readers. Terry Goodkind wanted to tell the story in his own way, without the limitations imposed by a publisher. Apparently, he's one of the first big name authors to venture into the realms of self-publishing. His reasons for doing so can be found on his website at terrygoodkind.com. As reviewers, we tend to shy away from author self-pubs. Many that we've read have had lots of grammatical errors, formatting issues, continuity problems, or just plain poor editing. I didn't find a single thing wrong in this book. That's not to say there aren't problems, just that I didn't find them, and I usually do. If you're leery of reading this because it's a self-pub, don't be. It could easily have been printed by any of the major publishers and I wouldn't have noticed any difference while reading it.
Drop back a few years; this book came out, but it was only offered in electronic format. I can only guess that there was a battle somewhere. Maybe Tor pissed Terry off? Who knows. My brother actually saw it on shelf somewhere and called to give me smack about not telling him about. Shock ensued, book arrived two days later and wow.
You can say details 1000 times and not hit it right when describing this book. Many times in the Sword of Truth set you hear backdrop of the old wars, or history from some old tome. This book fills in many of those details and does something even better; leaves some out and even adds to them. I sincerely hope that means another book to touch on the characters in this one. I could write a novel myself on my thoughts but I do not want the story shared for you here. Share it with yourself.
So much back story to Sword of Truth and the origin of so many things is explained here. Including: The creation of the actual Sword of Truth, the creation of the first Confessor, the Book of Counted shadows, the bond and devotion to Lord Rahl and why magic (especially subtractive magic) started to die out. There's even an explanation of how the Darklands in post Sword of Truth books came into existence.
If you have read the main series then this is probably a must read. I definitely found it to be one of the better books from Goodkind.
As a side note I used whispersync for this one and flew through it in about a week. The only problem I had was the narrator pronounced D'Hara as something like Daara, which I felt was wrong and annoying.