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Book Favourites: Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

In a perfect world, reviewers would be able to review every single book they read. But as most of you know, you can’t. Sometimes it’s because you simply don’t have the time. Sometimes it’s because you just can’t find the inspiration. And sometimes the book you’re reading is so awesome that you can’t describe it without turning into a blubbering fangirl. Every week I will be highlighting one of such books in Book Favourites.

You might not know it, but I’m also an epic fantasy fan-girl. I love to dive into these huge tomes with stories that span over thousands of pages. One of the first adult fantasy series I read and loved were the Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind. Even though all of his books are about six-hundred pages of length, I flew through them at an incredible speed. I own the entire series in hardcover and they look gorgeous on my shelf. I hope to reread them soon, maybe during the summer when I’ll take a break from my blog (:

Why this series is awesome:

  • The main character Richard. He is one of my favourite characters of all time. He’s passionate and honest, and knows how to handle a sword
  • His love and (further into the story) wife Kahlan. Kahlan has super awesome powers that not even the strongest man can resist. If that isn’t girl-power, I don’t know what is
  • The fact that Richard and Kahlan stay true to each other, no matter what. Yes, they get separated a LOT. But there is never any real doubt that they love each other
  • Awesome secondary characters – there is the ancient wizard grandfather, the blind but all-knowing bone lady, the formerly abused and torturer turned protector friend, the Mud people
  • The story has this epic feel to it. There are massive battles and everything, but it never ventures into military blubbering that no average person understands
  • It keeps you on the edge of your chair. Seriously, about everything that can go wrong actually goes wrong
  • There is so much of it! It’s almost like never-ending!
  • It has been adapted for television (under the name Legend of the Seeker). Why yes, I’m using the actor that plays Richard and his abs to bribe you into reading this series

I recommend this series if you like:

  • Epic fantasy
  • Great couples & true love
  • An incredibly detailed world
  • Battles both small and big
  • No really, the action scenes are to die for
  • Old school wizarding
  • Girl power

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