"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's 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 man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man’s 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 to his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."
Sequel to the #1 New York Times best seller The Omen Machine.
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The Third Kingdom
The Third Kingdom is a perfect example of an author with a good story, bowing to the greediness of a publishing house (supposing it was not perpetrated by the author) that wants to make three books instead of two, with countless hours of "department of redundancy department" dialog that has absolutely no meaning and absolutely no impact to the story......."we need to go down that mountain" says Lord Raul, "we need to go down the mountain?" says Samantha, "yes, we need to go down the mountain"," Really, we need to go down the mountain?"," yes, we need to go down the mountain". He pushes his hands through his hair, "yes Samantha we need to go down the mountain". this type of dialog starts at the beginning and continues to the very end. This book was a complete rip off, to the point that I will never purchase a Terry Goodkind book again. the basic story of this book could have been eloquently told in 8 hours, versus the 17 hours in which the audio book has been released. After having enjoyed so many of his books, it was apparent to me that a bunch of garbage was added, just to string out what should have been one, maybe two books, into what I'm sure will be three (or more), given we are all left with great trama unresolved. Come on Terry, you're better than this......I am hugely disappointed.