Confessor – A Book Review
“It’s the end of the world as we know it. It’s the end of the world as we know it. And I feel fine.” (Thank you REM for giving me the perfect way to think about this book.) Confessor is the final book in The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I’ve finally reached the end of this series after about five years.
Unlike the REM song, Richard and his friends are not fine with what appears to be the end of their world as all of the pieces start falling into place for Emperor Jagang. Richard is almost out of options. Almost.
I loved this final book for so many reasons. We are reminded of Richard’s compassion, kindness, and love for life in a way the last few books didn’t quite match. We are able to watch Kahlan fall in love with Richard all over again. We see the best of all our favorite characters come out to shine as the end of the world they know is upon them.
Richard proves himself again and again as being the true Seeker of Truth, the rightful Lord Rahl, and a masterful war wizard.
Not to spoil the ending, but there were a lot of questions finally answered and several that also remained open. I like it though. Not everything needs to be knit up in a neat bow at the end of the day. I was not disappointed in the least by this final installment in their epic tale. As I mentioned in my review of Phantom, I hope in a few years I am able to reread this series and love it as much as I do now.
Goodkind is a verbose and eloquent writer who is not afraid to detail the dark side of life. There are several very graphic images that are stuck in my mind because of Goodkind (which I will not repeat here—go read this series to find them out). After eleven books I still love his writing as much as when I read the first page of the first book.
But now that this series is finished, I can start reading A Song of Ice and Fire. Back to reading!