Search Results: "Terry Goodkind"


BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLE OF THE WINDS by Terry Goodkind
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Another one for the fans."
Another independently intelligible doorstopper addition to Goodkind's Sword of Truth series (Blood of the Fold, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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STONE OF TEARS by Terry Goodkind
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Still, the fans will dutifully reassemble for another immersion."
This sequel to the fantasy Wizard's First Rule (1994) is, likewise, self-contained; Goodkind, however, refers constantly to characters and events of the 576-page previous volume, and offers no recap for newcomers. Read full book review >

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BLOOD OF THE FOLD by Terry Goodkind
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"And so on."
Flood of the Bold somehow seems more appropriate; still, here's another adventure (Stone of Tears, 1995, etc.) for reluctant wizard Richard Cypher and his eponymous sword. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF NINES by Terry Goodkind
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Goodkind departs from his hot-selling Sword of Truth series (Confessor, 2007, etc.), but not entirely."
In this thriller from Goodkind, a man named Alex Rahl, hardworking artist, blameless citizen of a nice little Nebraska town, is about to turn 27 in a most memorable way. Read full book review >

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WIZARD'S FIRST RULE by Terry Goodkind
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy debut."
The magical boundaries between the three lands of forest guide Richard Cypher's world are crumbling: Strange beasts from the Midlands, where magic still exists, appear in his Westland forest. Read full book review >

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THE OMEN MACHINE by Terry Goodkind
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"There's general agreement that the series has gone downhill since book 6 or 7. This is book 13, dismally slapdash and often just plain dumb."
This new entry in Goodkind's longstanding Sword of Truth series directly follows the events of the previous volume, Confessor (2007). Read full book review >

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SOUL OF THE FIRE by Terry Goodkind
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1999

"Goodkind demonstrates that it's perfectly possible—from the reader's point of view, highly desirable—to write a commendably self-contained, shapely yarn within a previously defined scenario while leaving scope for plenty of new discoveries and embellishments."
Another entry in Goodkind's fantasy Sword of Truth series (Temple of the Winds, 1997, etc.) and a new adventure for Richard, Lord Rahl, the Seeker of Truth and wielder of the Sword of Truth, his wife Kahlen Amnell, the Mother Confessor, and grandfather Zedd the wizard. Read full book review >

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PEANUT BUTTER & CUPCAKE by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Still, preschoolers will likely savor this mouthwatering treatment of a subject that looms large in many early school experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The familiar theme of the challenges facing a new kid in town is given an original treatment by photographer Border in this book of photos of three-dimensional objects in a simple modeled landscape. Read full book review >

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WOMBAT & FOX by Terry Denton
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Dav Pilkey who are ready for something different will chuckle at the wild antics of this jolly band of animal friends. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
This Australian buddy book featuring the titular Wombat and Fox as well as Croc, millionaire Bandicoot, the Hippo Sisters and the naughty, naughty Five Monkeys is sure to please new readers with a wacky sense of humor. Read full book review >

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RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >

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LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >

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SLATED by Teri Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one. (Dystopian romance. 11 & up)"
What would it be like to live in a world in which the fear of terrorists has resulted in the technology to wipe out memories or shut you down completely if you become deeply sad or angry? Read full book review >