The Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind's wonderfully creative, seamless,
and stirring epic series, has captivated readers across the globe. Now, this acclaimed storyteller delivers another extraordinary
novel set in a richly realized world alive with all the complexity and
taut characterization we've come to expect from this master of fantasy.
Richard has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price demanded for the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes and time running out, Richard is offered not only his life, but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
With the stakes higher than life and death, Richard and Kahlan face possibly the most devastating choice they will ever have to make.
The Naked Empire is a truly spellbinding tale which explores the strength of the human spirit and the sacrifices made for love.
Terry Goodkind's first novel, Wizard's First Rule (1994), established him immediately as a major voice on the epic fantasy scene. Subsequent books in the Sword of Truth series have climbed steadily up the national best seller lists.
Goodkind was born and raised in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, where he also attended art school. Besides a career in wildlife art, he has been a cabinet maker, violin maker, and he has done restoration work on rare and exotic artifacts from around the world. In 1983 Goodkind moved to the forested mountains he loves. There he and his wife, Jeri, live.
Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (2007-10-07)
Naked Empire is one the worst fantasy books I've ever read. This book is amazingly boring and there's too much philosophical talk and annoying preaching. I honestly don't understand what happened to Terry Goodkind. He used to write entertaining and interesting fantasy books for adults, but not anymore. He should never have begun to write about his own philosophical views, because fantasy fans aren't interested in them. In my opinion a small amount of philosophy is okay, but when the pages are ... (more)