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Publisher Description

A Kahlan and Richard fantasy novel from bestselling author, Terry Goodkind.

An accident leads to the discovery of a mysterious machine that has rested hidden deep underground for countless millennia. The machine awakens to begin issuing a series of increasingly alarming, if minor, omens. The omens turn out to be astonishingly accurate, and ever more ominous.

As Zedd tries to figure out how to destroy the sinister device, the machine issues a cataclysmic omen involving Richard and Kahlan, foretelling an impending event beyond anyone’s ability to stop. As catastrophe approaches, the machine then reveals that it is within its power to withdraw the omen . . . In exchange for an impossible demand.


‘Few writers have Goodkind’s power of creation’
Publishing News

‘Goodkind’s greatest triumph: the ability to introduce instantly identifiable characters. His heroes, like us, are not perfect. Instead, each is flawed in ways that strengthen rather than weaken their impact.’

‘A real born storyteller'
Anne McCaffrey

'Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy'
Publishers Weekly

About the author

Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school, one of his many interests on the way to becoming a writer. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world – each with its own story to tell, he says. In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There, in the woods near the ocean, he built the house where he and his wife Jeri live, and came at last to tell his own stories.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
18 August
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

RichardAustin ,

Short but good...

Great to see the series reborn. However, this particular book is more of a short reintroduction so don't expect it to be the same as the previous meatier books. Thankful I waited till the next book is also available so I'm not left waiting and unfulfilled.

Macca1961 ,

What happens next?

I love this extension of the sword of truth series. Please write quickly!

Meegan Christian ,

Omen machine

Classic Terry Goodkind. You have to put it down once in a while to get back to the real world but the thrill of going back to it is worth it.

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