Book: The Law of Nines
Author: Terry Goodkind
Recommend: Yes, if you’ve read the whole Seeker series first
Wow what a book! I have read all of Terry Goodkind’s other books starting with Wizard’s First Rule through Confessor. They are among my favorite books of all time. If you love fantasy, this series is for you… if you have the time. All of the books are lengthy. It took me a couple of weeks to get through them all. No one though, has a better grip on his complex universe than Mr. Goodkind. His two central characters, Richard Cypher (Rahl) and Kahlan Amnell are dynamic and intense.
His latest book is advertised as a thriller and a walk away from the fantasy his readers are used to. However by the time you learn Alex’s last name you realize the two worlds aren’t that different after all 😉 I don’t want to say too much more but if you’ve read the whole series it’s like the cherry on top of the sundae, a slight taste of the familiar and two new characters to fall in love with. I blame his publicist entirely for this book’s lack of success. I bought my copy from the top of a very cheaply priced stack of hardbacks.
I would highly recommend all 13 books of the Seeker series and then following it up with this book. In addition there are 3 more Richard and Kahlan books on the horizon to look forward to so you know it’s not even close to over 🙂 I hope that at some point we get to revisit Jax and Alex as well. I hope this summer to get back through the series again.