Date Started: 1/4/21
Date Finished: 1/25/21
Rating: 5 out of 5
Book Title: Soul of the Fire
Author: Terry Goodkind
Page Count: 788
Notes: This book is the fifth book in the series. I strongly suggest you read the first four before you read this book. Also, the audio narration is great, but being as there are different narrators it’s not always consistent. Still enjoyable to listen to.
My mom has been hounding me to read this series for about a decade now. She finally persuaded me into reading it by suggesting we buddy read it. So here we are months later. In the middle of the series. I’m glad I finally listened.
The author did a fantastic job with this book. Everything was written with remarkable detail. I was in awe at how beautiful it was. He took his time laying everything out. The intrigue. The build-up. It was inspiring. I even loved the characters in the book. Also, any book I get to read about my Kara is a good book to me.
There are several main characters in this series. All of them have been through so much on their journey for justice. We have Richard who went from being a normal woodsman to being one of the most powerful wizards of all time. Then we have Kahlan. She’s the only confessor left in the entire world. She is also adjusting to being able to find true happiness because her touch doesn’t work on Richard. Kara went from being a Mord Sith who was evil and tortured people for the sport of it until being thankful for her freedom because of Richard and protecting him with her life.
From what I understand, this series was turned into a television series. I never really got to watch it. By the time I found out it was a thing, it was no longer airing. My mother has seen a few episodes. She wasn’t really impressed with the cast or the adaptation. She’s generally not too picky when it comes to that kind of thing, so I’m kind of scared to watch them.
All in all, this series has kept me on my feet the entire time. Just when I think everything is going right, everything ends in disaster in the most dramatic way. The bad guys always seem to get the upper hand in the most intense and gruesome way. Everybody thinks that a certain author is evil with the way he kills everybody off, but that author has nothing on Goodkind.