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Series: Sword of Truth #5
Published by Tor Fantasy on January 1st 1999
Source: the library
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Richard and Kahlan are finally married and enjoying their wedding night back in the Spirit House in the Village of the Mud People. Soon, sudden and unexplainable deaths begin to occur, and Richard comes to the conclusion that when Kahlan called forth the Chimes in order to save him, they remained free, causing havoc.
Zedd sends Richard and Kahlan off to the Wizard's Keep in Aydindril to get a special bottle that contains a spell that will stop the threat.
While en-route, Richard, Kahlan, and their Mord-Sith protector Cara are sidetracked into dealing with the people of Anderith, who have a powerful weapon of mass destruction called the Dominie Dirtch. They find that the leadership of Anderith wishes to surrender to the Imperial Order rather than surrender to the D'Haran Empire.
As Richard tries his best to convince the people of Anderith of the danger the Imperial Order poses, he becomes firmly convinced that the Chimes are loose.
I actually have read this book a couple of times, and most recently last year. I’m trying to post reviews for books I’ve read & enjoyed in the past.
Because of the tv shows, I decided I wanted to reread the series & catch up on the books I hadn’t read yet. The first book in this series is still one of my all-time favorite books, ever. Fantasy & a big, fat, long book starting a series? This makes my heart beat a little faster :).
Anyways, this is one of those books that start slow. There’s a lot of character development in the first half. I enjoy the whole history aspect of the book & how it ties together at the end. I love the Sisters. I’m sick of Kahlan whining uncharacteristically, and after rereading this book, I remembered that that was why I gave up on the series the first time.