The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind Book Review

Date Started: 3/9/21

Date Finished: 4/1/21

Rating: 5 of 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Title: The Pillars of Creation

Author: Terry Goodkind

Page Count: 725

Note: For those of you who have read this series and loved it, it’s still just as good as the rest of the books in the series. It just doesn’t include our trio of heroes and heroines. Our Zedd and Addie don’t play big roles either. They haven’t really played big roles in a few books anyway. It’s still a really good book and you get a glimpse of the inside of the enemy’s side in this one. 

I was prompted to read this book because it’s one of my mother’s favorite series of all time. I read the first book many years ago and I really loved it. So I broached the idea of buddy reading the series together. I’m so glad that I did. This entire series has thrown me through the loops over and over again. I love every moment of it. 

I think that the author painted the scenes and characters amazingly. I felt what the characters felt when I was reading their point of view. I felt the emotions of the crowds that they were surrounded by. I was in the moment every single step of the way. It was beautiful. There were people who I just couldn’t stand and hated to read their points of view. That was the point of the matter though. I won’t say who. I want to let the reader draw their own opinions of the new people in the book. 

This entire book in the series was told in three points of view. Two of which were offspring of Darken Rahl. Ones that managed to keep from being killed before Darken Rahl dies. They are considered a whole in the world to anybody who is gifted with magic. Magic can’t touch or harm them in any way. The third point of view is of the husband of one of the gifted women that are referenced in the series. He plays a more important role than he will ever realize. 

This entire series twists and turns so much that there are times I wonder if I will ever recover. It seems that things are going great, and then everything flips upside down out of nowhere. The transition is so smooth that I can’t even begin to explain it. Even if I tried. The only thing I’m sad about with this book is that Richard, Kahlan, and Kara aren’t in the book as much as I would have loved. 

Jenson was a really amazing character in this book. I hated that she was so brainwashed and she believed with all of her heart the lies that she has been told all of her life. I wish I could have found out for sure if her mother was also brainwashed or if she was one that was filling her daughter’s head with lies as well. Jenson was a really amazing woman who was more intelligent and brave than she really gave herself credit for. I related to her in many ways. 

I know this series was actually turned into a television show at one point. Sadly, I didn’t know about the series until long after the television series was off the show. I also have no way of watching it as far as I know. Maybe one day I’ll go back and check to see if I can watch it. I would like to see another television series based on this series. I would watch every episode that aired. Probably more than once. I’m not sure it will happen though. Sadly, the author of this book passed away last year. 

I have to be honest, the parts that were in the points of view of the person I referenced earlier were brutal for me. I couldn’t stomach them. I couldn’t stand really seeing how horrible somebody could be. How absolutely cruel and evil. It made my skin crawl. The fact that they thought that everything they did was right made it so much worse for me. I really just wanted to skip those parts if I’m being honest with myself. 

I won’t go into the details because I don’t believe in giving spoilers. I have been known to give them but only when I’ve been badgered. I don’t like doing so. I really enjoyed the whole story. It was intense. Like I mentioned, there were parts I didn’t want to see, but that’s just because I’m an Empath. I really enjoyed the ending. I was worried it was going to go a different way and I’m so glad that I was wrong. It was absolutely perfect.

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