|Plot Summary of The Pillars Of Creation - Sword of Truth 7|
Tor, Nov 2001, 29.95, 557 pp.
As she wanders about scavenging, Jennsen Daggett thinks of her beloved mother brutally killed by the New World's Seeker of Truth Lord Richard Rahl. The voice she hears in her head encourages vengeance against Richard and his wife Kahlan. Unable to resist its lure, Jennsen begins her quest to destroy Richard for what he did to the only person that mattered to her.
Meanwhile having succeeded in toppling his father, Richard has opened the door to a power struggle between his stepbrothers. He has his own troubles with his continuing fight for justice with the Old World despot Emperor Jagang the Just. However, a new threat closes in on Richard and Kahlan as Jennsen and creatures from the dark plan to kill the couple at THE PILLARS OF CREATION.
The seventh Sword of Truth novel, THE PILLARS OF CREATION, is an exciting sword and sorcery tale that sub-genre fans will enjoy though the characters seem more loquacious than active. The story line retains the vivid colorful world of Terry Goodkind that readers expect from this author. Though the key characters appear more passive in nature than usual, their essences remain consistent, enabling fans to continue to believe in this realm while enjoying an entertaining entry in an exhilarating series.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|"Jennsen, evading a killer for years, plans to face her hunter. She learns conflicting information about her murderer and must decide whether to go through with her plan or face the truth."
Jan Skritek, Resident Scholar
|"Jennsen, a young woman who has been running all her life, is deluded into believing that the person responsible for her mother's death, is the new lord Rahl. She decides to try and kill the Lord Rahl, but also has to face the truth along the way.
One of Terry Goodkind's most criticised books, as of the lack of action but one that particularily delves over moral values."
A Johnson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Pillars Of Creation - Sword of Truth 7|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- average physique
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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