Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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Jagang, Emperor of the Imperial Order, has invoked a bound fork prophecy binding Richard and Kahlan to a fate of pain, betrayal, and a path to the Underworld. At Jagang's behest a Sister of the Dark gains access into the fabled Temple of the Winds and has unleashed a plague that sweeps across the lands like a firestorm consuming lives at an alarming rate. To stop the plague Richard and Kahlan are forced to sacrifice everything they have between them.
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Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth Series #4)

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Jagang, Emperor of the Imperial Order, has invoked a bound fork prophecy binding Richard and Kahlan to a fate of pain, betrayal, and a path to the Underworld. At Jagang's behest a Sister of the Dark gains access into the fabled Temple of the Winds and has unleashed a plague that sweeps across the lands like a firestorm consuming lives at an alarming rate. To stop the plague Richard and Kahlan are forced to sacrifice everything they have between them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013616165
  • Publisher: FINE Group
  • Publication date: 7/17/2010
  • Series: Sword of Truth Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 12,081
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Geez...Response to a couple of reviews

    Gosh, I don't mind reading negative views, but the reasons some of these people gave for hating the book were just worthless and without point. It's almost as if some of them only wrote a negative review so they could write big, impressive words and show everybody how ridiculously high they can set their standards, pointing out at the end how they ripped apart or threw away the book. Ripping up literature, no matter how worthless or stupid you find it, doesn't make you impressive. In fact, it really makes you look hot-headed and psychotic. Don't get me wrong, I love hearing about others' opinions whether negative or positive--just stop trying to make yourself look high and mighty.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    This will stay with me for a long time

    Enthralling, absolutely enthralling. His true talent lies in his hawk-eye powers of description. Goodkind's writing is the High-Def of fantasy novels. He can also take the abstract, like the workings of magic, and make them feel as real as hooking up your computer (though a lot more interesting).

    Very few books make me read into the small hours of the morning, but the Sword of Truth novels do it every time. The way he can take several intricate plot point and converge them into such stunning and intense scenes and climaxes never ceases to amaze. His writing is so intense, I usually need to take a break and go read some humor/satire after.

    I was shocked by how dark this book was, with the plotline of the plague. For the first time, the book didn't have that element of separation where most of the horror is caused directly by magic. This is sickness, something we all deal with and that people have died of throughout history. And it's not something that can be fought against head on, like a war (as stated several times in the book). It added a great element of terror and is one of the reasons it will stick in my head for a long time. Also, kudos on the betrayal sequence, very haunting and raw.

    If you want an all-encompassing reading experience, look no further than this series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    The CD really made the story newly exciting.

    I had read this book before and bought the audio to use while I multitasked. I found that it was very enjoyable and it was next to impossible for me to concentrate on something else as I listened to the continuing saga.

    Terry Goodking is a brilliant writer weaving many sub-plots throughout his story. This is the fourth in the Sword of Truth Series and is by far one of my favorites. The characters take on additional personality traits and Goodkind makes them more demensional.

    The story is told in very graphic language. At times it may seem that the sexual content and violence is gratudidous but as the story continues you can see that this specific content is very important to the unfolding of the tale.

    I would reccemend this series to anyone who likes the fantasy genre along with a really poingnant hero story. Goodkind is a master at weaving the mundane of the everyday with the epic search for truth.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2011

    thriller

    the title of the book is Temple of the winds. the Authour to this book is terry Goodkind. this book was published on 08/01/1998.the type of book this is would be fiction. richard and kahlan work hard together to overcome the power of the temple of the winds. and to do this they may have to betray eachother. i think the intended audiance for this book would be adults looking for a book that has alot of action, but it does have some stuff that may be cosiderd a little over pg-13 so just a warnig but it is way good.

    this book had highs and lows so i would put it down and then pick it up and i could not put it down untill what seemed to be one of many climax came to an end. this book was an escape for me from school and everything else somtimes you just have to go into the world of the book i would recomend this book to a mature audiance that is looking for a book they cant put down.

    throught this book grow tremendusly in many ways for example richard starts out in the begining of the series as a farm boy then grows to be a ruler of a huge area and finds he has profound magic and he has to take on these major responsibilities in a short time. many of the other charachters also grow with him.

    in this book i kept guesing what would happen but i never hit it spot on this book keeps you guesing once they get to the climax it just shfits to another scene so you have to get back to the good part this is an awsome book i invite all to read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Temple of the winds

    Excellent story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Good.

    Another adventure. I do wish there was a little less explaining of past history for catch up purposes. The story is good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    If you're a Harry Potter Fan but wish it was more adult, then this is for you.

    Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth Series can arguably be called the Pre-Harry Potter. It has A place where young witches and wizards are trained,a crazy girl named Looney Lunnetta, and they call evil The Keeper while others call him The Nameless One. Sound familiar? It doesn't matter what kind of fan you are. The Sword of Truth Series are among the best books around. A continuing saga of Richard and Kahlan fighting against The Imperial Order's Quest to eliminate all magic. Richard Rahl is the first War Wizard to be born in thousands of years and has his true love The Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell is the last of her kind. Together with First Wizard Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander they must stop Jagang Emperor of the Imperial Order from taking over The Midlands and the New World. Terry Goodkind is the highest paid first time Author of Fantasy for nothing. Give it a try and you'll find yourself engrossed in the entire series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Worse and Worser

    This series is just getting more and more worse the more I read it. This book was a joke, Terry Goodkind is full of himself, has a holier-than-thou attitude, and truly writes to the general public as if we were stupid. The reading comprehension in these books has got to be set at an eighth grade reading level - not that someone that age should be reading this, what with all the graphic violence and rape involved in it. This was by far the worst story in the series so far. I've almost come to the end of my ropes with this author and his general lack of skill. I've come this far so I might as well continue - about halfway through the next book and it is even more garbage. It's sad that the Legend of the Seeker show was so much better than the trash it originated from.

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    Goodkind's "Temple of the Winds" Will Shatter Everything You Know About The Sword of Truth. Simply Magnificent

    In Goodkind's extraordinary follow up to "Blood of The Fold." Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnel have stopped Jagang "The Dream Walker." from taking possesion of the Palace of The Prophets in the Old World. However; the mayhem and evilness to be unleashed by the Imperial Order have just begun. In the darkest kind of any magic, a prophecy that carries love, forgiveness, and betrayal has marked the Mother Confessor, a sign of a red moon, that forever will change the lives of Richard and Kahlan. In the fourth installment of The Sword of Truth, Goodkind takes readers back into the magical lands of The Old World, Aydindril "The Home of The Confessors", The Rang'Shada Mountains, Agaden Reach, The Jocopo Treasure, and concluding in Mount Kymermosst "The Mountain of the Four Winds" where once upon a time stood The Temple of the Winds. "Temple of the Winds" is the quest of Lord Rahl to find the cure to stop a plague that has killed thousands of people in the midlands, in a magical journey surrounded by healers, witches, prophets, spirits from the underworld, the returning to the Mud people, and a magical hidden sanctuary long gone called Temple of the Winds. Goodkind's "Temple of the Winds" is extraordinary. It will shatter everything you think you know about the Wizard's Rules. Nothing has changed, as in the previous books, Goodkind is great at unfolding and setting the plot. He takes no prisoners, because no compassion is given to the main characters. A plage, A prophecy, and the everlasting love of Richard and Kahlan that will be tested in time. I like that it took a while to decipher what the temple of the winds was all about. Goodkind is a genius creating the world of "The Sword of Truth." And again he goes to the extremes by delivering a gruesome picture described in perfect detail, a graphic theme aimed for mature audiences only, and at the same time writing a fine love story, and the noble lives of those characters that unexpectedly said good bye. Goodkind's "Temple of the Winds" is simply unforgettable, outstanding writing as the author goes inside in the life of Cara, and her beginning as a Mord-siths, Nathan Rahl's character was very touching in his own way, and Raina's departure will leave you, with tears. A triumph to one bittersweet ending, one that was long due for every fan out-there.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    A tiny kit

    A tiny kit with golden fur and one blue eye and one green eye stumbled in.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    FallimHeart

    Can i join the she cat asks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    TempleStar

    He purred,"of course! Welcome to TempleClan!"

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  • Posted August 24, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    The series is AMAZING!!!

    The series is AMAZING!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Must Read Book & Series

    These books are well thought out and very strategic in the ways things get accomplished throughout the story. It is very hard to guess what comes next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Great Story!

    Wonderful chapter in the Sword of Truth series. I think this is one of my favorites (so far), even with some of the sad parts. Can't decide if I want to go right into Book 5 or take a break.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    If you are into the series, it's worth a read

    This one seemed to drag on a bit, but it was still good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Loved it!

    Love this part of the series! Goodkind definitely kept me reading to the point that my friends started reading it too. This book gives a test to love and sacrifice. Will read again. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A low point in the series, but do not despair!

    I adore the Sword of Truth series, but I nearly gave up while reading Temple of the Winds. While it is a well-written piece of literature, I had grown so attached to Richard and Kahlan that I could not bear how things just kept getting worse and worse. At times, I felt as though Richard was being too stubborn and Kahlan was being too whiney, but it was the storyline that was unbearable for most of the book. If Goodkind had skipped over the description of horrible events and circumstances, and gotten right to the point, it would have much more enjoyable to read.

    However, once reading Temple of the Winds, I realized that this series could only get better (storyline-wise). Soul of the Fire and Faith of the Fallen are the next two in the series and by far Goodkind's best work.

    I suggest that you power through this book (it will take a while, even for the most advanced reader) and you will be rewarded by the rest of the Sword of Truth series!!

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