Available Jan.24.2017 – Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind (Sword of Truth, The Nicci Chronicles #1)

One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as “Death’s Mistress” and the “Slave Queen”, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends―and one of their most lethal defenders.

Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble. But her real task will be to scout the far reaches of Richard Rahl’s realm. This will take her and Nathan to visit the mysterious witch-woman Red, to tangle with the street life of the port city of Tanimura, to fight lethal battles on the high seas, and ultimately to a vast magical confrontation far from home…with the future of life itself, in the Old World and the New, at stake.

I wish I could add something to this, but sadly I’ve never read any of his books. They seem so intimidating and I don’t really know why. I know I’ll need to correct this deficiency soon……maybe with this one? The main series is huge, but this spinoff might be an easier place to start.




Available Jan.24.2017 – Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

7 thoughts on “Available Jan.24.2017 – Death’s Mistress by Terry Goodkind

  1. Read the first book, Wizard’s First Rule and pretend it is a standalone. It does well on it’s own. The rest of the series slowly devolves into an Ayn Rand style proselytizing but instead of just a long chapter, you get books worth…

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    1. Jared @ ReadingOverTheShoulder says:

      Amen Bookstooge! Preach it! I read the first 5-6 books in the main series in my teens and the first book was fantastic. I can still remember the excitement and mystery I felt. The first book is totally worth the read, after that it just became too much. Also don’t stone me but I actually enjoyed the Sword of Truth TV series that is based on the main series. Did you ever try it?

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  2. I posted a book haul post with this today lol as I got a copy of this from the UK publisher, unasked for as I haven’t read any of his books either! 🙂

    Very true about feeling intimidated by the size of the series, 17 books is huge! I’ve read a 1 star review for this and a 4 star review, hoping when I start it that it’ll be good, not expecting anything ground breaking but sounds like a decent read from the blurb.

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