Have you ever been so caught up in a book or a book series that when you put it down the real world seems duller? The colors don’t seem quite right, people don’t act according to your expectations. When you’ve finished a book have you ever wondered a week later how “so and so” from the book is doing? If you have experienced these things, then you and I are kindred spirits. As a kindred spirit I feel it is my duty to share this with you.
As a prequel to the other books in the series, this novel is just as mesmerizing as the previous novels in the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. For those who have read the series that began with Wizard’s First Rule, The First Confessor predates the time of Richard and Kahlan, allowing us to get to know and love the people who have only been mentioned in an historical format throughout the series.
The Great War is in full swing and the world needs Truth to free it from the grip of tyranny from The Old World. Wizards have worked tirelessly to create counter magic to the evil streaming out of The Old World invading and threatening not only magic, but all of existence. A strong, yet grieving widow who’s life has been dedicated to truth rises up after the death of her husband, The First Wizard, and comes to grips with what she must do and become to save the world of life. Magda becomes the First Confessor created to serve the Truth and her people of the New World.
Her obstacles are daunting; dreamwalkers who can hide in a person’s mind, Wizards who are more concerned with their rise in power than saving people who are drowning in the war, and the undead, reanimated and walking the earth at Evil’s bidding.
So, how do I REALLY feel? SCREACHING HALT!!!!
This book is absolutely AMAZING! Magda, the main character is so STRONG, so DETERMINED and SO DEDICATED. She never settles for less than knowing the whole truth. She is exactly the type of woman I would like to be. On top of who she already is, she agrees to allow herself to be changed by magic as a weapon/tool of truth. Okay, so I wouldn’t really want to have THAT done to me.
You guys are looking at this right now saying “Why would I want to read a book about a woman? Is there sex involved? Guns? A four-wheeler of some kind?” <smirk>
If Magda doesn’t capture your attention then meet Merritt. Merritt is every bit as strong, determined and dedicated as Magda. And it falls to his shoulders to create weapons that no other can invent.
And for those who are preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, this is a MUST READ! Seriously. Magda has “ins” on how to fight off those bad boys! You cannot afford to miss out on this book!
You’re probably saying “Well, this sounds great, but I have to read 14 other books to get to this one?” HECK NO! This story predates and sets up the path for the books that already exist! What in the heckfire are you waiting for! Get out of here and ORDER THE BOOK!
What? You just looked it up online and found out that it is only available as download for ereaders? PFFFFFFT!!! Come ON! Get with the times here! I love holding a book in my hand just as much as the the most stubborn of you do. But, you have a computer? a laptop? an iphone? an andriod? a nook? a kindle? Heck yes you do. You have one or more of those. Come and see what a book can REALLY be like without the interference of a publishing house!
I dare you. Read The First Confessor.