Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2)

Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2)

by Terry Goodkind

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Overview

Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2) by Terry Goodkind

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013616158
Publisher: FINE Group
Publication date: 07/17/2011
Series: Sword of Truth Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 15,663
File size: 2 MB

About 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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Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 389 reviews.
Chad72 More than 1 year ago
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!
dh73064 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are countless grammatical and spelling errors. This is very annoying. Wonderful story despite this issue.
CAWeinrich More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Robb Lankston More than 1 year ago
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.
Gregwick More than 1 year ago
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.
Buddha192 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Sarah_N_NC More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are interesting and well developed. The plot took interesting twists and turns. The written was also great, never a dull moment. Overall the second installment was decisively better than the first. Terry Goodkind is a master craftsman of fantasy and adventure.
USNSubguy More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Each page is an adventure into a world of magic
Anonymous 8 months ago
Good
Anonymous 9 months ago
Unnecessarily long but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best one so far
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I habe read this series so m any times, it's just as good each time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago