The Omen Machine - Terry Goodkind

The Omen Machine

By Terry Goodkind

  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4
From 464 Ratings


In The Omen Machine, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind returns to the lives of Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell—in a compelling tale of a new and sinister threat to their world.

Hannis Arc, working on the tapestry of lines linking constellations of elements that constituted the language of Creation recorded on the ancient Cerulean scroll spread out among the clutter on his desk, was not surprised to see the seven etherial forms billow into the room like acrid smoke driven on a breath of bitter breeze. Like an otherworldly collection of spectral shapes seemingly carried on random eddies of air, they wandered in a loose clutch among the still and silent mounted bears and beasts rising up on their stands, the small forest of stone pedestals holding massive books of recorded prophecy, and the evenly spaced display cases of oddities, their glass reflecting the firelight from the massive hearth at the side of the room.

Since the seven rarely used doors, the shutters on the windows down on the ground level several stories below stood open as a fearless show of invitation. Though they frequently chose to use windows, they didn't actually need the windows any more than they needed the doors. They could seep through any opening, any crack, like vapor rising in the early morning from the stretches of stagnant water that lay in dark swaths through the peat barrens.

The open shutters were meant to be a declaration for all to see, including the seven, that Hannis Arc feared nothing.

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  • The Story Continues

    By Sara Anne L.
    I was so happy to see that Goodkind was continuing the series. This book was not as complex and in depth as his earlier ones, but was still a great read and I am looking forward to seeing how the story progresses.
  • No ending?

    By Brazendan
    The tale of Richard and Kahlan is fun but with no ending. Goodkind's stories would be much better with an ending, even if I don't agree with his message.
  • Kind of repetitive

    By Lund66
    This was a good book overall but there was section that just seem to repeat themselves especially with the hounds chasing Kahlan and the boy could've been a little bit I don't know different there got kind of old but I really like his books and I will probably buy the next one thanks bye
  • A good sequel to Sword of Truth

    By WushuCentral
    An enjoyable read. Not Goodkind's best book, but still good for anybody who is a fan. I look forward to the next installment.
  • 4 star good

    By Matthew Hollman
    This book was very good I loved every Book about Richard and Kahlan's journeys and this one kept me on my feet. But, this book and Terry's most recent book "the first confessor" we're much shorter than I feel like they should have been. This book was cut not only short but many areas in the book were rushed where as the original series were so in depth with detail and not a single part of the story was left out unless there is a future book to pick up where this one left off with hannis arc still alive and after rule of the Dharan empire. Terry goodkind is a phenomenal writer and highly talented but I feel like he is beginning to get lazy that's why this book only gets 4 stars.
  • Loved it

    By jjmmss86
    I always wait so anxiously for the next terry goodkind novel and now I remember why
  • Decent

    By Dhyphy
    I expected much more, however not as preachy as his previous novels. Great story but the ending is horrible. What happened to hannis arc.....?
  • Loved it

    By Jonathanrocker1
    I usually love Terry Goodkind books and was so happy to read another. Can't wait for the next one.
  • The Omen Machine

    By KathPHX
    Love it! It leaves me wanting more. TG keep writing, I'll keep reading.
  • Reads like a Legend of the Seeker episode

    By Zedvane
    I was thrilled to purchase a new Richard and Khalan novel, although the title worried me, because prophecy or "omens" are getting way overused in his books. The disappointment came when the characters behaved more like their television counterparts, instead of the fiercely independent purveyors of justice that I loved in the previous books. The action was slow, the setting boring, and the characters Sam Raimified. Seriously, I thought I was reading a Legend of the Seeker script. I felt no sense of magic or power in this book. Richard did not behave as the War Wizard Seeker Double Badazz Bruce Lee Don't Mess With Me Or I'll Vaporize You In A Blink Of A Blink Of An Eye ruler of the world. And Khalan sure lost the respect of being Mother Confessor. This book unfortunately reminds me of the last few Robert Jordan Wheel of Time novels before his passing, unimaginative and slow. If you are a huge Goodkind fan, by all means pick up a copy at the library, but I could have easily lived without ever having read this one, which is sad.