A new Kahlan and Richard adventure from internationally bestselling author, Terry Goodkind.
At a dead run, breaking through into an open area of the forest with little ground cover among maple and birch trees, they abruptly ran up on a knot of half-naked people smeared with white ash, all hunched over, around something on the ground.
They were Shun-tuk.
In the weak, early dawn light the Shun-tuk looked like ghosts. All had eye sockets painted with a black, greasy substance. Wide grins of teeth drawn on their faces completed the look, making them resemble skulls. Most of their heads were shaved, but some had a knot of hair remaining at the top that was tied up with strings of beads and bones to keep it standing up straight so that it resembled a fountain of hair.
Some of the men turned from their prey to look up in surprise as Richard bounded over a boulder and leaped in at them, suddenly screaming in rage, his sword held high in both fists.
In that frozen instant, Kahlan saw that the startled faces were dripping with blood.
The Shun-tuk had knives, but they remained in their sheaths.
Instead, they used only their teeth.
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From Terry Goodkind, author of the Sword of Truth series, comes a sweeping new novel of Richard Rahl, Kahlan Amnell, and their world.
From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living.
Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength and which, if not cured, will take their lives…sooner rather than later.Review:
‘Few writers have Goodkind’s power of creation’
‘Goodkind’s greatest triumph: the ability to introduce instantly identifiable characters. His heroes, like us, are not perfect. Instead, each is flawed in ways that strengthen rather than weaken their impact.’
‘Outstanding … Characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended’ San Diego Union Tribune
‘Eminently readable’ Booklist
‘A tour de force of mesmerising storytelling’ Romantic Times
‘A real born storyteller'
'Everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy'
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