- Hardcover: 556 pages
- Publisher: MACMILLAN USA (31 December 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250194768
- ISBN-13: 978-1250194763
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4.5 x 23.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 744 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Terry Goodkind
"This action-packed book will delight epic fantasy enthusiasts." --Library Journal on Death's Mistress
"Goodkind's worldbuilding abilities are outdone only by his striking character development, resulting in an adventure that is remarkably impactful." --RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Death's Mistress
"Wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring." --Kirkus Reviews on Wizard's First Rule
"Outstanding...Characters who actually behave like adults. Highly recommended." --San Diego Union Tribute on Temple of the Winds
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Siege of Stone is without a doubt the best book of this trilogy, or series. What I liked especially about this book was how infrequently Goodkind repeated himself! His writing is definitely improving because Terry's usual writing style reveals a driving fear rooted deep within his psyche that demands repetition because he is certain the reader didn't get the message the first time he wrote it--or the second, third, etc....;) This book was exceptionally well-written in that regard--I saw it immediately and was very pleased to see that Terry remained consistent throughout. I think this is his best-written book, thus far, because of that. As an author, Goodkind seems more poised and relaxed; more confident--he knows, now, that people are listening. It's an important point for any writer because repetition borne of insecurity can positively slay a story.
The resolution of this three book story I found satisfying--but not as satisfying as it could have been. A trilogy would have resolved all of the plot lines by its conclusion, leaving none open (that's my preference, anyway.) Terry resolves some, leaves others open--or does he? It isn't plain, but my guess is that the "Nicci Chronicles Trilogy" now is open ended and Terry wants at least another book, here. Here's where things get dicey.
Nicci's mission with Nathan was two-fold, to explore the Old World and to promote the knowledge of Richard's empire in every locale and to every people. That mission left open many intriguing discoveries waiting to be made and I saw it as a new chapter in the story. The fate of Ildakar was the theme of Siege--supposedly the third book in the trilogy--and yet that fate is anything but resolved by the end of Siege. New Jagang-like enemies appear, and I got the sense that everything we saw in the first 10-11 books is about to....repeat. Just the names (some of them) and locations have changed, but the story looks much the same. I sincerely hope not!
I gave Siege four stars; would give each of the earlier books in the "trilogy" three stars--only because of the repetition factor I've already described. Goodkind has real charm as a story teller, and I have always enjoyed him, even if he is a bit "annoying" at times. I say that in a nice way. Oh, yes--I much appreciated Terry toning *way down* "Sweet Sea Mother!" in the third book--during the first books I kept asking myself why Bannon knew no other curses..! If I had heard, "Sweet Sea Mother!" one more time I would have voted to spit and cook Bannon over a roaring fire--just to be excused from hearing that again! If Bannon is going to swear and curse, I really would suggest that Terry be far more inventive!...;)
All I have to do now, I guess, is wait to see where this Goodkind universe is headed from here! And I *will* be waiting!
Ok Sister Nikki...Deaths Mistress, this series...it’s OK. I’m a little bummed that It’s an extended story arch. I really liked the format of the SOT where it was three books and new villains and stuff to overcome.
There’s much to not like about the past couple of books...many of the characters are really forgettable, there’s nobody that’s super lovable or interesting...Goodkind also seems like he has to meet length quotas or something because he is ultra repetitive in his last several books...repetitive to the point of someone being able to skip to anywhere in the book and read exactly what happened to General Utros love Majel...
4/5 but mainly because if you’re a sword of truth fan you’re not going to hate this book.
Nicci, Nathan, and the people of Ildakar sure have a lot to deal with this time around. With General Utros' stone army coming back to life, it's a fight to save their city from soldiers that need no food or sleep, and have hardened skin. Lots of plans are made, and while the people of Ildakar have some victories, General Utros' army has many soldiers in its ranks to fight back.
Meanwhile, the Norukai are forming plans and a naval army to conquer the world as well... and they're coming for Ildakar too.
This story has a lot of angles to it, causing the reader to get into the heads of many characters as each of their paths converge on the city of Ildakar.
The end leaves our heroes split, unsure if/how they will come back together, and the last few paragraphs honestly made me say, "Oh, crap. This isn't good." I'm awaiting the next book to see how our heroes get out of this new, rather large problem.