Severed Souls - Terry Goodkind

Severed Souls

By Terry Goodkind

  • Release Date: 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 321 Ratings


From Terry Goodkind, author of the Sword of Truth series, comes Severed Souls, a New York Times best selling 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.

"Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man's shoulder blades. He spun back toward Richard after throwing the woman out of the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest.

It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.

Three knives were buried up to their brass cross-guards in the man's chest. Only the handles were showing. Richard saw, too, the broken end of a sword blade jutting out from the center of the man's chest. The point of that same blade stuck out from the man's back.

Richard recognized the knife handles. All three were the style carried by the men of the First File.

He looked from those blades that should have killed the big man, up into his face. That was when he realized the true horror of the situation, and the reason for the unbearable stench of death."

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  • It's hard to say.....

    By Guywholovesscotland
    But I've become increasingly bored reading these last few novels. Confessor was at least interesting but these Dark Lands books are becoming a chore to read. This is all very hard to say since I'm a huge fan of Terry Goodkind but he consistently repeats himself with the same babble. The characters seem to shift between larger than life people to be petty teenagers fighting over who's the king on the school yard. The SOT series inspired me to be a better person but these Dark Lands novels almost make me think he is prolonging the story to make a bit more money and draw the story out a bit more. This makes me very sad to say any of this. Period.
  • Always a Fan

    By Sara Anne L.
    This book was action packed and there seemed to be a lot of running away for most of it. Loved all the characters, and was especially heartbroken at the end. I will always be a fan of Terry Goodkind, but I have to say that his first series was amazing and his new books definitely fall short of his earlier writing style.
  • Slow start

    By Mhedrick
    Most of the initial chapters are repetitive. Almost as if the author had a page quota to fill but only so much of the storyline with which to fill the pages. The last third of the book is where the real story begins. Quite a cliffhanger, but without that I might have decided to stop reading the series. I have to say, it really pales in comparison to the first SOT series.
  • Not bad

    By Michael Huntington
    I enjoyed it especially the end but I've noticed in your last 3-4 books you end up spending about 15chapters explaining the same thing over and over. I know in SOT you only had that at the beginning of the books as refresher which is fine but it was short and coinciet were in this I was hundreds of pages in and they were still being ambushed on the middle of a conversation and then they explained that same conversation another 10-20 times at every opportunity instead of a simple "so then I told red why it is important that we need to make haste". Not saying repetition is bad but it is when it's repeated dozens of times that could have been used to character build or develop more aspects of the story or even more combat and action.
  • I cried

    By KessFam
    I cried so much. It was sad and amazing. My daughter had reread the last few chapters a hundred times looking for loopholes.
  • Amazing, as usual.

    By Andikins15
    I started this trip backwards. I watched the show first and then discovered the books. Both are amazing. I have yet to read a Goodkind book that doesn't bring me to tears, or give me anxiety, or bring pure joy. You can't help but get sucked into the incredible world Mr. Goodkind has created, and along the way you fall in love with Richard and Kahlan. I don't think anyone could be satisfied with an ending to their breathtaking story. Please let there be more!
  • Please tell me there's more!

    By jepoll00
    One of the best one's yet.
  • So good

    By Jwhag03
    This book hard me in tears. Great read!
  • Severed Souls

    By Jct2626
    Like all of Goodkind's books, this one leaves you with a mix of inspiration and desperation. That folks can show such evil and malice brings you to points of hurt and confusion. But it definitely sets in words concepts of virtue that ignite a wish for in reality.
  • I cried

    By leendertZA
    Please dear God, don't let the developments of this book be true. Cliffhanger upon cliffhanger, but the ending cannot be. It simply cannot be.