Severed Souls (Richard and Kahlan Series #3)

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From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives...sooner rather than ...

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From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives...sooner rather than later.

"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 into his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."

From Terry Goodkind, author of the Sword of Truth series, comes a sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.

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Heroic Seeker Richard Rahl and his beloved Mother Confessor wife Kahlan Amnell continue their adventures in this Sword of Truth epic episode. A worthy sequel to The Third Kingdom; bound, like its predecessor, to be a bestseller.

Library Journal
03/15/2014
Fresh from The Third Kingdom, second in the "Sword of Truth" series, Seeker of Truth Richard Rahl and his wife, Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, have more adventures. All those Legend of the Seeker fans will want.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765327741
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Series: Richard and Kahlan Series
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,466
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Goodkind

The author of the worldwide bestsellers making up the Sword of Truth, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Omen Machine, Terry Goodkind lives in Henderson, Nevada.

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“At a dead run, breaking through into an open area of the forest with little ground cover among maple and birch trees, they abruptly ran up on a knot of half–naked people smeared with white ash, all hunched over around something on the ground.

They were Shun–tuk.

In the weak, early dawn light the Shun–tuk looked like ghosts. All had eye sockets painted with a black, greasy substance. Wide grins of teeth drawn on their faces completed the look, making them resemble skulls. Most of their heads were shaved, but some had a knot of hair remaining at the top that was tied up with strings of beads and bones to keep it standing up straight so that it resembled a fountain of hair.

Some of the men turned from their prey to look up in surprise as Richard bounded over a boulder and leaped in at them, suddenly screaming in rage, his sword held high in both fists.

In that frozen instant, Kahlan saw that the startled faces were dripping with blood.

The Shun–tuk had knives, but they remained in their sheaths.

Instead, they used only their teeth.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Mixed Feelings

    I've been a huge fan of the sword of truth series. That being said, I have mixed feelings about this book. Overall, it was a decent book, not his best work. Don't know why but I was hoping there was a death spell cast on a certain someone. But if that were true, they wouldn't have remembered the persons name so that went out the window. Hope this isn't the last in the Richard and Khalan series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Someday, I hope Mr. Goodkind goes back to his roots of epic fant

    Someday, I hope Mr. Goodkind goes back to his roots of epic fantasy.  The series has gone downhill.  He has gotten wordy for the sake of being wordy, often repeating exact phrases multiple times throughout the book.    

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    This book makes me hope amd pray that there is another. This boo

    This book makes me hope amd pray that there is another. This book has so much left hanging at the end, which is my only dissapointment in the book. It was truly heart breaking and well read as I finished it in a day and a half! :-) I  can't wait for more from Terry!¿

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Another amazing book from the brilliant mind of Terry Goodkind.

    Another amazing book from the brilliant mind of Terry Goodkind. A must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Trying once again to not be anonymous.

    I gave 4 of 5 stars because I loved it but would have liked a little more action and less walking and talking. That being said it was amazing and Goodkind has once again ripped out my heart and this time stomped on it also. In a good way. Even being as prepared as the author could make me without spoiling to much I still was shocked by parts and utterly devastated. Again in a good way. If you read SS, and I recommend you do, make sure you are stocked on tissues. READ IT!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Clinto johnson

    Cant be the end terry stop playing with us theres to much of the story left to tell so we will wait i love these books and will reread some of them till the next comes out just say it there is more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

    So many feels in the book.  I hope there is another. If you have

    So many feels in the book.  I hope there is another. If you have read the past books, you have no reason not to read this one. Go READ THIS! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    I love the way he continues the character development and relati

    I love the way he continues the character development and relationships. I have followed these characters for  half my life and I have never regretted it. This is an amazing continuation of their story.
    I hope there is MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore Terry Goodkind's writing, and Richard and Kahlan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend this book!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    What a way to bring a career to a close

    If I could get a refund I would. Rarely have i been so disappointed in anything. To me this is the worst of the Sword of Truth books. It feels more like a final draft of a retirement letter from a fed-up, burned out author than an ending to an excellent series. Never again will I pay for a book the day it comes out, if at all.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    An exceptional fantasy novel. Very exciting and well written.

    An exceptional fantasy novel. Very exciting and well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    One of the saddest and heart breaking endings ever.  Her champio

    One of the saddest and heart breaking endings ever.  Her champion has fallen indeed.   

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Sayaka

    ((Did you seriously copy me? Bakani.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Silvia and Drake

    Yes because i was getting tired of eing ignored sso I went to yours and it happened again I will stop if you just let Abby Holt in if not thus continues

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Terry has lost his edge in writing and like the rest of the late

    Terry has lost his edge in writing and like the rest of the latest story it does not come close to the
    previous series.  It seems he just killed off characters for the sake of getting people interested and no
    real purpose.  In reading the new books I have to wonder did Terry have someone else write them
    while he put his name on them.  If you love the characters and Terry's old style, don't read this book

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    Oh the feels! I have been reading Terry's work since 1999, and w

    Oh the feels! I have been reading Terry's work since 1999, and while I've had my heart broken a few times throughout the series, this time it was shattered. I finished the book the day it came out and am glad I read it at home as I found myself yelling at certain moments as well as bursting into tears a few times. I sat in shock and in tears for a good 20 minutes after finishing the book, not only because of the ending of the story, but the ending of the series. I can only hope that if Terry does not write anything else surrounding Richard and Kahlan, that he goes back to continue what he started with Law of Nines. I sincerely hope that he continues writing, he's been my favorite author for over half of my life...not sure what I would do without a new book from Terry to look forward to every year or so!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    About a year ago, I read "The Third Kingdom".  It was

    About a year ago, I read "The Third Kingdom".  It was the first Terry Goodkind book I had read, but it had me interested enough to start the series from the beginning.  Since them I have read every book in the series.  Some have been better than others, but by and large they were all good enjoyable reads that made me anticipate getting the next book.
     Maybe it was because I had to wait 2 months for this book to be published and I am accustomed to reading them cover to cover and picking the next one up the same day, but I was disappointed with the short span of time this book covered, the limited detail of the interaction of the characters or the almost total lack of development of seemingly important characters before they were killed off with little warning and even less explanation of their previous unknown, but intrinsically important back story. 
    While i sometimes find myself of the opinion that Terry Goodkind takes several pages to state and explore moral and ethical arguments that would be just as effective and noteworthy, if half the words were used, his overall writing style appeals. His abrupt and dismissive removal of seemingly important characters with formidable  talents that have put the hero and his entourage in disadvantageous situations (in irons in a magical dungeon)  with little effort lead me to believe that someone else has deemed that brevity is more important than the story.
    An epic story with bigger than life characters, "Severed Souls" reminds me of a Reader's Digest Condensed Book. I hope the next volume is more reminiscent of Mr. Goodkind's previous efforts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Heartwrenching

    What a ride it has been over the years. The latest book really shows just how far the characters have developed. Been with them every step of the way through good times and bad times. It's truly amazing how a book can tug your emotions this way and that way and really makes you feel exactly what the characters are feeling. After reading the latest book I too...have a Severed Soul. Thank you Terry Goodkind? for your amazing work and for inspiring people all over to live their lives

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    I wish they allowed half-stars :P 4.5. Really the only thing t

    I wish they allowed half-stars :P 4.5. Really the only thing that bothered me in the book was a couple of technical things, but that cleared up about half-way through. Over-use of a few words basically. While in TTK I complained a lot about the excessive amount of repeating stuff, that problem doesn't hit so hard in this book.

    Basically...I loved the story. I loved where he took it. There are many parts in the SoT and this trilogy that really make you think---he gives you information in such a way that it makes you want to think, and he did that here again with another Wizard's Rule. But more than anything, he makes it real. You know there is more to the story by how he ends this book.

    My heart really went out to Kahlan. I relate to her and Richard a lot, but especially her. This book made me briefly hate and admire Richard. It is hard to say because you think those things wouldn't go together, but they do. No contradiction :) I am anxious for the next part of the story--I need to see how this ends.

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    I love this series, books, Richard & Kahlan, and all the Ter

    I love this series, books, Richard & Kahlan, and all the Terry Goodkind books I have read. Even though Terry Goodkind let it out that Richard was going to die before the book was released I was still very surprised in the way it happened. I would love to read more about what happens next & I look forward to the next Richard & Kahlan novel coming soon I hope. I also look forward to any other books written by Terry Goodkind his writing is amazing, and sucks me into the story. Thank You for sharing your stories with the world! Hopefully we will find out more of the other characters including Nathan, Cara, and the past. Oh and Gratch! :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2014

    Terry Goodkind¿s latest book Severed Souls is an epic piece of w

    Terry Goodkind’s latest book Severed Souls is an epic piece of writing.


    This book has everything a person could ask for. Action, drama, suspense, and enough gut-wrenching turns to make a rollercoaster junkie feel sick!

    But above all that…it shows what true love is and what it can accomplish. All of the books have been about Richard and Kahlan’s love for each other. This one shows you the true power of that love.

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