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
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:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- 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
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 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
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!