Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth Series #6)

Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth Series #6)

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Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth Series #6) by Terry Goodkind, John Kenneth

August 2000

Faith of the Fallen

Bestselling New York Times author Terry Goodkind revisits his gripping Sword of Truth books with the eagerly anticipated Faith of the Fallen. In the sixth installment of this beloved series, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell struggle against threats to the freedom of the world, testing both their endurance and their love for one another. As his beloved Kahlan lies close to death, Richard -- who distrusts prophecy more than anyone -- is confronted by a compelling vision that bears a terrible price: taking Kahlan away from the protection of the army he leads, and abandoning his people to a grim fate.

Kahlan, left behind and unwilling to abandon the cause of the Midlands, violates prophecy and breaks her last pledge to Richard. Finally, she will come face to face with the architect of the terror sweeping her land: the mad dreamwalker, Emperor Jagang, who is poised to unleash his formidable fury on the New World.

Meanwhile, in Emperor Jagang's sprawling encampment, Nicci, a Sister of the Dark, is tormented by her memory of Richard yet is captivated by the inexplicable strength that she saw in this gaze. Despite her hunger to understand the source of his indomitable will, her burning passion to destroy him commits her to the unthinkable and draws her into a haunting, epic conflict.

This latest compelling installment in the Sword of Truth series showcases Richard and Kahlan's further struggles against the relentless, monolithic forces of the Imperial Order, resulting in Goodkind's most captivating novel yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455825844
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Series: Sword of Truth Series , #6
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 679,830
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

One of the most popular writers of fantasy today, Terry Goodkind divides his time between Maine and Nevada.

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Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 427 reviews.
LadyJai More than 1 year ago
Faith of the Fallen is a wonderful example of explaining Marxism in terms anyone can understand. It should be mandatory reading for all US History and English classes. It takes you on a progressive journey of one individual, Nicci, and how she became the way she was, believing what she believed, and eventually realizing the truth in all of what she had done. It also takes you on a journey into seeing exactly how something so small as doing something "for the good of all people" turns into the majority barely surviving in a slavery type of life, no joy, no dreams, no wish to better themselves, only expecting those in power, or those who have more than "their fair share" to take care of those "less fortunate". This book is a journey of those who feel there is more to all this and their efforts to "rise up and live their own life". The only thing I felt cheated out of was the fact that Nicci's own journey to find this out was too gradual and her eventual epiphany was nearly anti-climactic and did not include the most important element of "self-sacrifice" to feel her own "self-worth". I did, however, understand that because it was a gradual journey for her, she came to her own conclusions in the end and didn't need someone else to show her the way. So, that, in itself, was a redeeming quality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book #6 in the Sword of Truth series. This is one of the great inspiring stories of, hence the title, faith. Not necessarily in any deity, but faith in yourself to stand firm in difficult times. Faith in your fellow man to fight beside you for what is just. This book takes you on the usual roller-coaster ride of emotions. Definitely one of the great memorable books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books containing the name Rahl and this is the one that sticks out the most. The triumphs and struggles seem to hit me the hardest. Maybe it was where I was at when I read the books but I doubt it. Give it a read and you wont be dissapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This might be kind of an editorial review, but hear me out. The messages in this book are invaluable. In this book (as well as some of the later novels) give a very vivid view on Goodkind's philosophy on life. If you're one who sets this book, or any of SoT, down because you grow tired of the messages relating to politics, life, good vs. evil, or sense of individuality, you have major issues. As Goodkind descibes some of the back histories of people like Nicci or Richard or anyone else in this book, he is silently illustrating the forms of life that we can all relate to. If I was a school superintendent, i would irrevocably reccomend this book to students and have them see in depth the messages of Terry Goodkind and how he reminds readers of the simplicity and beauty of life. As Richard says, "Your life is yours and yours alone. Rise up and live it."
Kaitlyn MacAuley More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books in the series. The plot is thrilling and it left me dying to read more. Nicci's story line is so moving and I love the story arch for Cara and Kahlan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been my favorite in the series so far. After being slightly disappointed with Soul of The Fire this book made up for it and more. I couldn't hardly make myself put my NOOK down to stop reading!
drbingles More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with book number 5, it was essentially pointless and could have been a third of the length. I said to myself "if the 6th isn't any better I'm going to end it here and enjoy what I've read", and I'm glad I kept reading. Terry brings it back with faith of the fallen, giving you what you loved in the other novels. I think it's a great read, new storyline to follow and some fantastic developments. You laugh and cry with the characters and yearn for #7.
BolivarJ More than 1 year ago
" Faith of the Fallen" is another beautiful and crafted odyssey. Goodkind's best interpretation through the lives of Richard, Kahlan and Nicci. A profound portrait to the best and the worst in humanity. The quest to find a sense of wonder, the true meaning in life, and a testament of nobility's triumph over evil. Having extinguished the chimes back to the underworld, and after an astonishing ending in " Soul of the Fire", Lord Rahl takes his beloved Mother Confessor back where everything started. Hartland. However; marked by previous events in Anderith and the Old world, Richard and Kahlan are about to find out that life's fate and redemption sometimes come in the form of evil. A glimpse of nobility, faith and the fervent meaning of life. In the Sixth installment of the Sword of Truth,In the search of the true meaning of her existence, Nicci, a sister of the dark takes Richard prisoner, leaving Kahlan behind in the hands of the imperial order. Goodkind takes readers back to Westland, Hartland, the home of Richard Cypher, and into the heart and soul of the Old World: Altur'Rang. Jagang's Homeland. "Faith of the Fallen" Becomes a fascinating journey featuring some of the best characters in the series and a heartbreaking goodbye to a favorite one. Goodkind's " Faith of the Fallen" is yet the best and most powerful installment in the series. It took "Stone of Tears" and "Blood of the Fold" for nicci's character to take a life of its own. The greatest character in the series besides Richard And Kahlan. Nicci's quest to find her true meaning of existence. Imagine you could write a book about peoples journey through life, where you put your heart and soul on your beliefs, and embrace them as they come. Through Nicci's life, Goodkind has done it. "Faith of the Fallen" becomes a heartfelt story, with a bittersweet ending, and as is usual of Goodkind's style, it does not fall short graphically as he describes all the mayhem left by the war between Jagang's and the D'haran army. Goodkind is great developing characters and setting up the story. It is amazing how complicated the book seems at the beginning with so much going on, but the author unfolds the story in a way that is not just spellbinding, but has a mystique about it. Goodkind's "Faith of the fallen" establishes time and time again his excellence and gift beyond any measure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading the sword of truth series after i got hooked to the tv show based on it, the legend of the seeker. While there are some differences, i have fallen in love with the books. The characters are elaborate and powerful. I have enjoyed every book in the series and plan on keep reading. The only problem is that every book does involve Richard somehow being the only one who can save the day, and after six books that does get a little old. But once you look past that small detail, it is an amazing book series!!!!!! I would recommend that anyone who likes magic, strong female leads, romantic storries, and powerful villains should read this series!
Denna More than 1 year ago
Terry Goodkind has once again added to (my opinion) the best fiction series I have read. The Seeker of Truth has once again gone on a journey to save the ones he loves. This book has been the best one in the series. Beautifuly written and plotted, Goodkind had me on the edge of my seat the entire time reading his wonderful novel. I hope all you readers that read this book will enjoy it. Thank you.
Invictus_HR More than 1 year ago
I have followed the works of Terry Goodkind since 96' and this novel really hit me. Being a Director of Human Resources and a young middle aged man, I found myself easily captured by the storyline and the trial and tribulations that are incountered. This work ranks with the original novel which i've read 16 times over the course of a decade. I hope you find this book as enjoyable as I have and perhaps willing to be inspired to wear the sense and reasoning behind the story in your life.
TW1 More than 1 year ago
If you've started on the Sword of Truth series, you'll know how well Terry Goodkind portrays his characters. This book blew me away! While there wasn't a whole lot of action/adventuring, the character development and overall storyline will keep you turning the pages. "The Faith of the Fallen" has to be my favorite of the "Sword of Truth" series, if not my all time favorite book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far this is my favorite in the entire series (a close second being Temple of the Winds). Kahlan is by far the greatest character in the story. My only issue is how her and Richard keep being torn away from one another to be tested by life and then thrown back together at the very end of the book (I am in awe of their love and commitment to each other). I love Cara too. The women in this series are tough as hell and I love it! I have not stopped reading except to work and sleep. I can't wait till Confessor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading this book of the series and I have to say I'm addicted. I read the first two books in middle school and just rediscovered them recently but haven't been able to put them down since. The characters are detailed and realistic and the attention to detail is incredible. Something mentioned two books before might just happen. I find my emotions getting caught up as I read as well which is one way I can tell when I've found a really good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I honestly don't understand how people are saying such horrible things about this book. Faith of the Fallen is by far my favorite book of all time, and I have read many, many books. The action, romance, philosophy, writing style, and character development are some of the best I have ever encountered, and this book has legitimately changed the way I view the world. Unbelievable book, unbelievable series. Terry Goodkind is truly one of the most brilliant writers of the day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutly my favorate of the entire Sword of Truth series. From the early discriptions of the small cabin in the snowy mountains, to the city of Altur'Rang, to the battlefield, Terry Goodkind gives amazing imagery of not only the place, but the feel of the life in it. Faith of the Fallen seemed to hold everything one could want in terms of a great balance of philosophy and action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goodkind takes the reader for an amazing ride.He makes you hate the villans and by the end come to an amazing understanding of why they are the way they are. This book will make you cry for the characters and what they go through and then smile when the bad guys get completely STOMPED! The war rages on and leaves you hanging onto your seat for the next book. To even think you could give this book a bad review is uncomprehendable! I think the whole series has made me look at life differently because of the way Goodkind makes the characters see things in different ways. Regardless, the whole Sword of Truth series takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotions that you'll want to experience again and again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the Sword of Truth series at book one, and I think this book is the best yet! I started to lose interest with the last book, but Faith of the Fallen brought it all back. The story is a bit different from the previous ones, but it's different in a way that keeps things fresh. You get to see a different side to Richard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my humble opinion, Terry Goodkind's greatest work was by far his first two novels, and to tell you the truth, after I finished Soul of the Fire I was ready to give up on the author. But I gave him one more shot and boy, am I glad I did! This novel starts out very full of suspense as you wonder how Richard is going to get out of his predicament with Nicci, and after she takes him down to the Old World it seems like all hope is lost. But he is far more resourceful than even she can imagine, demonstrating how one can make an honest living without cheating people while at the same time lighting the fires of revolution in the very heart of the Imperial Order. Though many reviewers have said that the economic systen in the Old World is a Socialism, various parts of it reek of something even worse: Communism. This is shown by the fact that the government basically picks your job for you and because of the way the wealth is distributed, with govenment officials making more money and having a better standard of living than the common folk. Richard's battle against the evil morals of those who follow the Order is truly symbolic of the classical battle of Good-vs-Evil, and the message at the end is very powerful, and very true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is utterly astonishing how Terry Goodkind can release so many 700 to 800 page books while keeping them extraordinarily adicting. At 15 years old, I read the entire Sword of Truth series(up through Naked Empire) in less than 2 weeks. Rarely did I get any more than 6 hours of sleep each night (not even when school awaited me in the morning) since I was so caught up in his books. They are amazing and end up teaching you a strong moral principle at the same time. In a way I guess he could almost be called a Philosopher(as many have already done). You have got to read these books! Good Vs.Evil Characters with strong moral principles and Villains you'll never forgive or forget!!! CAN IT GET ANY BETTER!!! THE ANSWER IS NO!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is another great book in the best series ever written
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goodkind has the talent to make you feel as if you are actually there in the story with the characters. All the hardship that the characters experiance, you experiance as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first two books of SoT were by far the best of the series, until, this book! This book had the feel of book two(which I loved), while still maintaning its own identity. This book has a strong political message againest Socialism, which I presonally thought added a lot of depth to the story. Nicci was a constant enigma and I thought her character was really unique. Another great aspect of this book was that you learn a lot more about The Order. The lines between the 'good guys' and the 'bad guys' aren't as distinct as you might think. All in all, if you like the SoT series thus far, then pick it up. I personally can't wait to get my hands on the next book, yet I don't want it to end. I could read these books forever. If anyone ever wants to discuss the books, Email me. I love to talk about the SoT books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This title was amazing, Terry has done it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that he did a wonderful job of looking at the extremes of bowing to the latest cultural fad of being overly helpful to those in need and shows what the effect would be if it were taken to its fullest extent. I cannot wait to read the next in the series.