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Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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With Darken Rahl defeated, Richard and Kahlan head back to the Mud People to be married. As they wait for their wedding day to approach, they discover three Sisters of Light are pursuing Richard, intending to take him back to the Old World to be trained as a Wizard. Additionally, unbeknownst to Richard and Kahlan, the veil has been torn and the Stone of Tears has entered the world. According to prophecy, the only person who has a chance at closing the veil is the one bonded to ...
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Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2)

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Overview

With Darken Rahl defeated, Richard and Kahlan head back to the Mud People to be married. As they wait for their wedding day to approach, they discover three Sisters of Light are pursuing Richard, intending to take him back to the Old World to be trained as a Wizard. Additionally, unbeknownst to Richard and Kahlan, the veil has been torn and the Stone of Tears has entered the world. According to prophecy, the only person who has a chance at closing the veil is the one bonded to the blade, the one born true.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013616158
  • Publisher: FINE Group
  • Publication date: 7/17/2011
  • Series: Sword of Truth Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,496
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Goodkind was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school, one of his many interests on the way to becoming a writer. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker and violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world -- each with its own story to tell, he says. While continuing to maintain the northeastern home he built with his own hands, in recent years he and his wife, Jeri, have created a second home in the desert Southwest, where he now spends the majority of his time.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Please Fix the EPub Version

    For any fans of the first a must read. I give the book 4 stars and the E Book version a 0. The formatting is horrid. Please fix this ASAP!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Nook Color Format is not Acceptable

    The book is good but the formatting of the ebook is not acceptable. Chapters titles show up in the middle of pages, paragraphs are indented half a page.

    Someone needs to check the ebook formating.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    Picks up where the first book left off

    The King has done it again, and i'm not talking about Stephen, this sequel is stunning, shocking and suprisingly good for a sequel. just when you thought that the mastery of intellegent writing was gonna stop 'BANG' He hits you with another creatively writtin brand of magic,creatures with a sidestep of love. If he keeps writting i'll keep reading.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    Good story, couple of complaints...

    I really like Stone of Tears; the plot and situations facing Richard and Kahlan are very unique and creative. Let me go ahead and say right now, that I don't think this is a bad book, but a couple of things got under my skin:

    1) Too much recap. I know Goodkind (or his editor) was probably not thinking too much for his future readers. What he (or they) had in mind was making sure his fans would be reminded what happened in Wizard's First Rule and could therefore grab it hot off the presses on its release date. But for someone like me (who, 15 years later, bought the boxed set and could immediately jump to the next book) that much recap was useless and frustrating.

    2)Repetition of certain concepts. I don't know what the problem was but it seemed Goodkind felt his readers couldn't remember basic facts about Kahlan or Richard. I was reminded in almost every chapter focusing on Kahlan that she was THE Mother Confessor and it was HER responsibility to watch over the little people of the Midlands. I GET IT! I remembered that just fine from WFR. Thankfully, around halfway through the book, Goodkind must've felt it was hammered in well enough and moved on to telling the story. It also seems that Richard can't even touch the Sword of Truth without Goodkind throwing in that Richard "felt the word 'Truth' on the hilt digging into his palm". Cut the drama of useless detail and get on with it.

    3) Way too much sap. And this is bad coming from a chick. I know, I know, "but they discovered they could love each other and not hide their feelings" blah, blah. Instead of condensing this into one or two effective, touching and poignant scenes, this drags on with every chapter Rich and Kahlan are together until they're separated, which is when I took a sigh of relief. I needed them to have some time apart!

    4) Characters talking to each other as if they're stupid. This happened a handful of times between Zedd and Adie; Zedd is a wizard, Adie, a sorceress. There should be at least a base of common knowledge between the two. The best analogy I can make is to pretend that they both have Ph.Ds in physics, but one is telling the other how Newton formulated his theory of gravity, or explaining how sub-atomic particles work. That should not happen, ever! Goodkind should've thought of better ways to teach his readers this system of magic besides dialogue, especially between the two most skilled wizards of the story (so far) after Darken Rahl. It was forced, fake and boring.

    Again, this is NOT a bad story, it was bad editing. I recommend reading it, but be aware of the crap you're gonna have to skirt around to finish it.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Would give 5 stars, but.....

    There are countless grammatical and spelling errors. This is very annoying.
    Wonderful story despite this issue.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Like the book, hate the formatting

    Something is wrong with the formatting of the nook version of the book, as previous reviewers have said, I can't change the font or size at all. There are weird mid-page breaks, and the Chapters roll into each other. It's a bit of a disappointment after the first book in the series which is formatted very well.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Good book, weird formatting for the e-book

    The book itself was pretty good, despite somes places that were a little slow and others where you're thinking "just get to the point already!" What i had more difficulty with was the formatting. For some reason, it didn't lend itself well to being digitized. There were a lot of typos, mostly with small words like "they," "and," he/she," and the like which just had one letter missing. It was still readable, but having to do a double take at a word was common. The other weird thing about the formatting was at the end of the book, there was another small section of story. I thought it was an epilogue, but it turned out to be a section of story that quite obviously belonged somewhere else. It wasn't vital that it was not where it belonged because you easily figure it out along the way, but it was still strange. Lastly, it didn't divide into chapters that you can switch between. It was all considered one large book. The chapters were there in the text, just not in the content menu.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    Love this series

    I am happy to have this available for Nook. My copies were falling apart. Not much I will read more than once, but I have been through this series at least twice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Beware the formatting

    It's too bad there isn't a categorised rating system here, because what I mean by 3 stars is actually 5 stars for such an excellent story and 1 star for what is possibly the worst formatting I've seen on an ebook. I give it 1 star just for releasing an e-version of the book at all. But seriously, the half-page indentations, the middle-of-the page chapter headings, and the odd line/paragraph spacing (or lack thereof) significantly diminsh the readability and enjoyment of this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Great book... High eBook Price.

    I just finished this book on my nook... The story and writing was great but the eBook had some format issue and what appeared to be typos. The price was also the same as the paperback. I thought one of the main reasons to get an e-reader was to get digital copies at a lower price... That doesn't appear to be the case with this series. My only real gripe is the price so I give the book 5 stars. I would recommend reading this book/series to anyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    Great book but..

    I love this Sword of truth series they are great time killers though, the book has it's high points action scenes and the plot is awsome but in alot of chapters it drags out the story more than it needs too. A great read though so read away and don't get bored push through cause the out come is awsome.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Wish I didn't buy because of errors

    Really like the book, but there are soooo many grammatical errors that are not in the paperback copy that I looked at when I was at the bookstore. It was EXTREMLY annoying to read with all of the errors and I wish I just purchased the paperback copy instead of the digital. Not so happy with this nook book, wish I could give it back for a refund.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    At least as good as the first

    After reading 'Wizard's First Rule' and waiting for this book for months, I fully expected it to disappoint me. It didn't. It was all I could do to eat and sleep and go to class while I was reading this book. Come to think of it, I don't think I did sleep when I was reading this book. I simply couldn't put it down. The characters and the story were that involving. Of course you should read Wizard's First Rule before you read this book. I would also recommend taking a day or two of vacation from work, stocking up on food and coffee or cola, and unplugging the phone. Seriously, you're not going to be able to stop reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    A wonderful woven epic adventure filled with action, both magic and steel, and also moral dilemma of whats right and wrong.

    Great series, I'm totally consumed by it and on the second to last book now. "The stone of tears" was a great continuation from the "sword of truth" It had more action and more problems problems for Richard and kahlan to overcome which only enhances there story. Richard becomes Lord Rah of D'Hara and quickly leaves to wed The mother confessor. After there wedding with the Mud People Richard begins to have painful headaches that worsen over time he also comes to find out that Darken Rah is tearing the veil between the underworld and the living and Richard killing him was the first step to that accomplishment. Three women show up claiming to be those called Sisters of the light, and claiming Richards headaches are being cause by "the gift" and if he doesn't go with them he will die. Richard tho would have to choose to go with them and put a collar called the Rad A Han on. As you should know form the first book about how Richard feels about collars he refuses and only when Kahlan forces him to, because she believes it the only way to save his life, does he put it on. He goes away to the Old world with the sisters to learn to control his magic. Meanwhile Zedd and Adie are attacked from a creature from the underworld and subsequently poisoned and find there magic fading as a result. They decided to go to healers in Nicrobesia Adies homeland. As a result for there healing there memories were wiped and told if they were to ever get them back only a great jolt of emotion could bring them forth and they are taken to Ayindril by an accomplice who was with them before there memories where wiped. Kahlan set out for Ayindril and find her Home and her seat of power being ruled by greedy men looking to further there charges while she was gone. They condemn her and put her in the dungeon. she escapes and finds Adie and Zedd in the wizard keep. When she tells Zedd what she had done to Richard, forcing him to put a collar on and go with the Sisters of the Light he becomes enraged and drags her off to be beheaded. His anger jolts his memories and at the last second he preforms a spell that saver her life but to every one else she was beheaded. Meanwhile Richard is making life hard far all the Sister for holding him captive. He learn a lot about his magic but not from any of the sister mostly on his own. He discovers a way to send Darken Rah back to the underworld and lock the keeper back in while at the palace of the Prophets. He gets Verna the new prelate and the one who put the Ra Da Han on Richard to help him. Richard releases the Ra Da Han himself and flees to the barrier which he brings down and rides away on his dragon friend to the Peoples palace where he defeats Darken Rah and then rushes to Ayindril to Kahlan and fate he already knows about. He Is judge Jury and executioner to the now so called ruling council and kills them all for condemning Kahlan. Richard meets Denna's spirit and she tells him Kahlan is not dead and she takes him to a place between worlds and brings kahlan there. They rejoice at finally being together and look to what lay ahead of them because the struggle for the New World has Just begun.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    Where was this guy's editor???

    I have to admit overall I enjoy this story at it's base. Even with the cheesy dialog and melodrama the story is still interesting. However, that being said, why did this book have to be so looooooooong? The author got bogged down in too much detail and recap and backstory. He slowly dragged us along for 800+ pages (paperback version)then in a headspinning reckless tumble tried to wrap up all his loose ends in the last 170-180 pages. This guy's editor needs to really be a little more critical with this author's work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2003

    Liked it, but

    Reviewer: Sereyna (see more about me) from Arizona Well, just finished Stone of Tears, and overall found the book pretty good. I enjoyed the pace of the book, character development, and the storyline- I couldn't set this book down. That said, I do have a few complaints. I DID enjoy the character development. But, are you supposed to look forward to the parts of the book that don't involve the protagonist? I loved the development of Chandalin,Kahlan, Sister Verna-and Ive always liked Chase. THe jury's still out on Zedd for me. I also find myself slightly irritated at the way that Goodkind does conversation between the characters, and at the actions of characters. There is just a little too much hugging that goes on, and the verbal dialoge just seems to be a little- I don't know-forced? One last complaint, and maybe its because Im a little more used to the writing of George Martin, or Jordan. I felt that more description could have been used in general. You rarely get to see the world through the characters eyes except for an instant. I remember at one point, Richard is holding a dead assasin in his arms, and the only description that we get of her is that she was female. I also tend to forget exactly what the characters look like, because they are mentioned so infrequently. What color are Kahlan's eyes? I think green, but im not sure. Richards? No idea. Maybe I just dont have the reading comprehension that I like to think I have, but I would have liked it if descriptions and appearances were mentioned a bit more frequently. Ok, I lied, one more complaint. Locations. Could the given map be any more vague? There has to be more cities in Goodkind's world than the 6 it shows on the map. The book also talks about different nations, like the Keltan and Galean Nations, but they are shown no where on the maps. Just something that I think could have been added. It is easy for me to be a critic though. Could I write a better book? No way. It was a great book. I enjoyed it greatly, and would recommend it to any Fantasy reader (already have, in fact) despite my complaints. Ifind myself addicted to the series and find myself looking forward to the 6 + more books in this I have yet to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2000

    Great

    Just as good as his first, Goodkind shows me but another part of the epic story. Truly amazing. Again I am awed at the performance of Goodkind and his writing style.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    Good

    Good

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  • Posted July 14, 2014

    The ebook version is horrible. I bought this after having read

    The ebook version is horrible. I bought this after having read the hardcover years ago. They totally botched the conversion with grammar and spelling mistakes throughout. Just buy the paperback... cheaper and you won't be re-reading lines try to make sense of what is being said. The story line is great or I wouldn't be reading it again, but I wouldn't recommend the ebook version to anyone.

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  • Posted June 14, 2014

    Good Story, Terrible Proofreading

    This is a 3 or 4 star story with 0 star proofreading. I haven't looked at the actual book version yet to determine if it was just the nook version that has this problem, but I hope to check it out soon. I have never come across a book that has so many typos--often more than 2 or 3 per page--which unfortunately distract from the narrative. I am an aspiring novelist and it makes me want to avoid the publisher of these books (apparently the FINE Group… obviously a misnomer, since so little pride was taken in the editing and proofreading process leading up to publication--far from reaching even the mediocre standard of "Fine") at all costs. I feel badly for the author, since there are some very creative and action-packed scenes that get a bit mangled with all of the typos.
    Interestingly, I read the first book in this series in the paperback form and started to notice more typos as I reached the last 50 pages or so of that book, but I was completely unprepared for the sheer magnitude of errors that I came across in the Nook version of book 2. I haven't used the Nook for much as of yet, and after this experience, I am hesitant to pay any more money for content that seems to be edited by first graders. I will check the book version and if it is just the publisher responsible for the errors and not the people at Barnes and Noble converting to digital copies, perhaps I will give another Nook book a try.
    But overall, the 1,000+ errors in this book may very well keep me from reading any more of what was mostly an engaging tale.
    I would suggest to the people at the "FINE Group" that they either need to pay their editors/proofreaders a lot more… or actually hire some editors/proofreaders (if the FINE Group still exists). I would humbly offer my services in an effort to prevent them from butchering anymore good fantasy writing.

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