Naked Empire (Sword of Truth)
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Beginning with Wizard's First Rule and continuing with six subsequent fantasy masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled and awed millions of readers worldwide. Now Goodkind returns with a broad-canvas adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth.
Richard Rahl has been poisoned. Saving an empire from annihilation is the price of the antidote. With the shadow of death looming near, the empire crumbling before the invading hordes, and time running out, Richard is offered not only his own life but the salvation of a people, in exchange for delivering his wife, Kahlan, into bondage to the enemy.
have done that would have saved him and also have given me a chance to get close enough to Nicholas to eliminate him? "I couldn't live with myself if I failed to do this. "We are fighting this war to stop people like this, people who bring death upon us, people who want us dead because they cannot stand that we live our lives as we wish, that we are successful and happy. These people hate life; they worship death. They demand that we do the same and join them in their misery. "As Mother
man's chest over and over before Luchan had a chance to react. He had underestimated Owen. It had cost him his life. The woman rushed out of the doorway and came to a halt over the body of her former master. She stared down at him, at his one arm splayed out to the side, at the other lying across his bloody chest, at the unseeing eyes. She looked up at Owen. Kahlan assumed that this was Marilee, and feared that she was going to reject Owen for harming another, that she would castigate him for
around the black quilted wrap, Richard held the letter sideways a bit so that Kahlan could read it silently along with him. Dear Richard and Kahlan, I am sorry that I cannot tell you everything right now that I would have you know, but there are urgent matters I must see to and I dare not delay. Jagang has initiated something I considered impossible. Through his ability as a dream walker, he has forced Sisters of the Dark he controls to attempt to create weapons out of people, as was done
helpless and overwhelmed by a gang of men. She started edging toward the wagon. Jennsen and Sabar were both tackled by a burly man diving in out of the darkness. As they hit the ground, the man landed atop them, knocking the wind from them. His big hands pinned their wrists to the ground, keeping their knives at bay. Richard's blade swept past with lightning speed, slicing across the man's back, severing his spine. Richard went to a knee as he turned, whipping the sword around to impale another
not always. If he has to, if he needs to, if he wants to, he can enter the minds of the ungifted. If we were smart," Kahlan whispered, "we would kill this man now." As they spoke, Richard's glare never left the man. She knew he would not hesitate to agree unless he thought the man might still be of use. "I have but to command it," Kahlan reminded him, "and he will drop dead." Richard took in her eyes for a moment, then turned back to the man and frowned. "You said someone named Nicholas sent