Saturday, August 15, 2020


 Wasteland (Children of D'Hara, #3) 

The third entry of Terry Goodkind’s Children of D’Hara series picks up where its predecessor left off, with Kahlan telling her husband Richard to get to the Wizard’s Keep via the sliph, although he ultimately decides against doing so, fearing for the pregnant Kahlan’s safety, and thus, alternate means of travel are contemplated. One of the Lord Rahl’s Mord-Sith, Vika, is held hostage by the main antagonist of the novella, Moravaska Michec, with Richard and his companions learning about a room containing an illusionary labyrinth known as the Wasteland when looking over maps of the People’s Palace.

The action intensifies towards the end of the novella, with a cliffhanger ending that definitely leaves me eager to read more, and overall, I definitely enjoyed this short novel, which adds nicely to the Sword of Truth mythos, although given its violent content, it’s definitely not for the squeamish. As with the novella’s precursors, moreover, the editorial work is inconsistent, with some occasional misused punctuation. Regardless, it’s very much a quick and engaging read, although those unfamiliar with the franchise would best start from the beginning of the Sword of Truth saga.

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