In The Omen Machine, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in a compelling tale of a new and sinister threat to their world.
Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze. Like an otherworldly collection of spectral shapes seemingly carried on random eddies of air, they wandered in a loose clutch among the still and silent mounted bears and beasts rising up on their stands, the small forest of stone pedestals holding massive books of recorded prophecy, and the evenly spaced display cases of oddities, their glass reflecting the firelight from the massive hearth at the side of the room.
Since the seven rarely used doors, the shutters on the windows down on the ground level several stories below stood open as a fearless show of invitation. Though they frequently chose to use windows, they didn't actually need the windows any more than they needed the doors. They could seep through any opening, any crack, like vapor rising in the early morning from the stretches of stagnant water that lay in dark swaths through the peat barrens.
The open shutters were meant to be a declaration for all to see, including the seven, that Hannis Arc feared nothing.
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The tale of Richard and Kahlan is fun but with no ending. Goodkind's stories would be much better with an ending, even if I don't agree with his message.
Absolutely awful. I can't believe this is the same Terry Goodkind that wrote the great books before this. I am a huge fan of the Sword of Truth series and was thrilled to see a new book come out. This was incipid, weak and incomplete. Zed used to be a knoweledgeable and powerful wizard. Now he is a bumbling fool who knows nothing. Kahlan was a stron character; now she is a weak woman that needs to be taken care of. The magic is weak; the story incomplete (terrible ending with too many lines left open - I understand setting up a sequel, but this seems to end mid-story). And don't get me started on the narrator. Everything is overly dramatic like he is reading to an 8 year old. He raises his voice and gets oh so dramatic at any scene with any action. I rarely give poor reviews but this is a big thumbs down!
Too short and weak story
Good kind has gone way down hill. He gotten way to lazy, he does not explore his supporting characters like he used too, and his Richard always figuring out a problem that no one else can grasp and his rush to save kahlan from every bad person in every book is getting very predictable and boring.