Severed Souls

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Macmillan, Aug 5, 2014 - Fiction - 560 pages
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From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives...sooner rather than later.

"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the manís shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.

It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.

Three knives were buried up to their brass cross-guards in the manís chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the manís chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the manís back.

Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File.

He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up into his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."

From Terry Goodkind, author of the†Sword of Truth series, comes a sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

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Unsatisfactory ending. - Goodreads
Well writing, good addition to the continuing story. - Goodreads
MY ADVICE: Skim the repetitive parts. - Goodreads
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Please continue the imaginative storytelling. - Goodreads

Review: Severed Souls (Richard and Kahlan #3)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

i thought the parts of the plot didn't come together cohesively. that being said, i still couldn't stop reading the last 200 pages. the ending is best described as a wtf conclusion. Read full review

Review: Severed Souls (Richard and Kahlan #3)

User Review  - Cathy Helms - Goodreads

Thanks for ripping out my heart, Mr. Goodkind. Another fine and compelling volume in the Sword of Truth series. But the loss of two beloved characters was just too much! I hope that the author works some magic in the next one and brings back our Seeker!!! Read full review

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The author of the worldwide bestsellers making up the Sword of Truth, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Omen Machine, Terry Goodkind lives in Henderson, Nevada.

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