“This is the first book of the series that I found dull. I felt like Goodkind struggled to make his storyline work, for example in order for these chimes to be set free, the "third wife" with "unique" magic must say them. I know I should just get over it, but it seems like one big coincidence, and at the same time it didn't add up. I could easily find flaws in this system that contradicted itself. In order for Kahlan to be the third wife she would have had to been married to Richard at the same time he married Nadine. I didn't know you could get two for one deal ceremonies. It just didn't work and was poorly explained.
Moving on, it seemed Goodkind came across another struggle. He introduces a number of new characters that you almost feel like it's an entirely different book. It isn't until the end that they sort of come together, but at the same time you realize some stories weren't relevant and were just babble.
Having said that, I did find closer to the end that I was enjoying it, but then found the whole book anti-climatic. I can only hope this isn't the start to the downfall of this series. ”
Melissa wrote this review Thursday, September 22, 2011.