Shroud of Eternity picks up where Terry Goodkind’s New York Times bestseller Death’s Mistress left off, promising a thrilling brew of bloodshed, sex, deception, and sorcery.
The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companions—the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon—set out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathan’s magic and, for Nicci, save the world.
Guided by the witch-woman Red's mysterious prophecy, the trio makes their way south of Kol Adair towards a wondrous city shrouded behind time, Ildakar. But the grotesque omens on their path to Nathan's salvation—severed Norukai heads on pikes, a genetically modified monster, and a petrified army of half a million—are just a taste of the unimaginable horrors that await within the Shroud of Eternity.
The Nicci Chronicles
1. Death's Mistress
2. Shroud of Eternity
3. Siege of Stone
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Goodkind (the Sword of Truth Series) brings his typical epic scope to this slow-building second volume of the Nicci Chronicles. Reformed evil sorceress Nicci, newly powerless wizard Nathan, and overeager warrior Bannon travel widely to spread the word of benevolent emperor Rahl. When they arrive at Ildakar, they are surprised to discover a spell has kept the city hidden, safe, and frozen in time for 15 centuries. The city's culture relies heavily on brutalizing the enslaved masses to perpetuate the hedonistic entertainments of the powerful wizard leaders, including icy Sovrena Thora and her smug and despised husband, Maxim. Goodkind's boundless worldbuilding provides a complex setting for the newcomers as they reveal horrifying secrets and start to chafe against the injustice. Nicci's growing righteous indignation parallels the shadowy rebellion led by the anonymous Mirrormask, while Nathan acts somewhat more conciliatory in hopes that these wizards can return his abilities. A secondary plot involving two groups of scholars racing to a legendary library is an underdeveloped distraction, and the draconian ruling council's tolerance of Nicci's feisty opposition is rather unbelievable. However, the intriguing mythologies and the excitement of the final, all-consuming melee will resonate with fans of classic fantasy.
Another great terry good kind story!
As for the book itself I have no idea how it is.
Terry goodkind does not deserve to be supported in such ways. He has repeatedly said and done terrible things. And why does everyone think the cover is bad it is great I personally enjoy it.
More, more and MORE I have read every book and now that there is a rogue wizard on the loose who knows where this will go. MORE please hurry up