I don't know... reading Goodkind is like watching a movie wherein all key objects are overly characterized and expressions glow so as to make every emotion quite obvious. He seems to be satirizing the genre. If so, he's doing a wonderful job!
It's difficult to say whether "Chainfire" is the opening book in a trilogy or the ninth book in the now aging "Sword of Truth" series. (By some readers' reviews, "aging" is a rather kind characterization ... many have called it tedious and repetitive). In any event, to briefly summarize, Lord Richard Rahl is the sole survivor of a battle in which a troop of soldiers is brutally massacred by an unknown and, indeed, unseen enemy capable of enormous ferocity. When Richard … more