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WWW Wednesday 13th January 2016

I kept noticing this post pop up on some of my writing friends’ blogs and figured, why not join in? I read a lot so I shouldn’t run out of ammo any time soon!

However, sometimes my reading time is limited so instead of posting every week I’ll do it every two weeks, so you don’t have to read the same update twice! 🙂

All posts will be in the same category as my reviews – Books I Love

WWW Wednesday

This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. A similar meme, This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.

Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

All links will get you the book’s Goodreads listing.

So, here ya go! ^^

What I’m currently reading

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Severed Souls

I’m about a third through and it’s so much easier to read than the previous two! The words flow more smoothly again, the characters don’t repeat themselves all the time and while I still really want a map I’m enjoying it a lot more than The Third Kingdom and The Omen Machine. I’m excited for the next chapter again, and am getting through it quickly!


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.

What I recently finished reading


The Third Kingdom

The review will follow tomorrow, but to summarise – it needed a map, the characters have lost their smarts, and I can’t see how any of this is ever going to be okay again. The story was dark before but it’s turned a whole ‘nother shade of midnight in this one!


The bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and against all odds Richard and Kahlan have survived. But a new menace has attacked them in the Dark Lands. Infected with the essence of death itself, robbed of his power as a war wizard, Richard must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north. His friends and allies are already captives of this fell combination, and Kahlan, also touched by death’s power, will die completely if Richard fails.

Bereft of magic, Richard has only his sword, his wits, his capacity for insight – and an extraordinary companion, the young Samantha, a healer just coming into her powers.

What I think I’ll read next

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It’s not so much what I think I’ll read next. I know this is next! I can’t wait to finish this series and move on to something else. I’ve enjoyed it and Terry Goodkind is one of my favourite authors, but there are a lot of books in this series, guys. A lot. I’ll miss my favourite people, but I’m excited to cheer on new characters, too.

Do NOT read the blurb if you don’t want to spoil things the way I’ve spoiled it for myself! Just keep scrolling! Ignore that it’s there!


Soulmates, pawns of prophecy and inheritors of an ancient conflict, Richard and Kahlan’s destinies have been bound together since their first encounter in Wizard’s First Rule. But now Richard lies on a funeral bier – suspended between the worlds of life and death and Kahlan faces her greatest challenge.

She must fight for Richard’s very existence, and Richard, trapped in the underworld, must fight to keep the world of life from ending. Desperate sacrifices are required. This is the final battle in a war three-millennia old, a war that saw the Sword of Truth forged, a war that could mean the end, not only of their lives, but of their world.


Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!

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    • You should ^^ The first book in the series is ‘Wizard’s First Rule’, there’s a recommended reading order on Wikipedia as well because of the prequels 🙂 I hope you enjoy it if you start it!

    • So far I’ve really enjoyed it – I even read a bit this morning when I should have been editing! Let me know if you give him a try, I’d love to know what you think 🙂

      • kay kay

        I’ve actually got Wizard’s First Rule on my bookshelf. I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ll let you know when I get to it, seems like my cup of tea. 🙂 (You know a book is good when you’ll pause writing/editing to read it!)

  1. Oh no! More good books to discover! What to do!?! lol 🙂

      • Not enough time… too much to do.
        BTW – I saw you’re from Southampton, I live near Cambridge now, but originally from near Portsmouth.

        • Small world, eh? ^^ I’ve been to Portsmouth a couple of times. How does Cambridge compare? 🙂

          • It is a small world. Cambridge is very different. It’s old and it shows. Very quirky and actually not anywhere near as easy to get around as Pompey.
            I lived some miles outside of Portsmouth, but I liked going to see the hovercraft at Southsea. Are there one or tow favoutite bits for you?

    • It’s a very good series, I hope you enjoy them if you give them a try 🙂 There are quite a few of them, mind you, so bring time, tea and cookies!

  2. I’ve not read anything by Terry Goodking before but it’s always good to see recommendations!

    Here’s my WWW.

  3. Sam Sam

    Has a fan done a map of Goodkind’s world? I feel that way about books sometimes and I get so frustrated when the author doesn’t supply one. I’ve found fan maps of Hogwarts that were great. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • Someone probably has, that’s a great tip! I’ll have to have a look. The earlier books had maps, but for some reason he stopped including them. Happy reading! 🙂

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